Learn To Fly The Oshkosh Way At EAA’s Inaugural Sport Pilot Academy

Three-week course August 27-September 17 complete sport pilot flight training

OSHKOSH, WIS. (June 6, 2016) – The new EAA Sport Pilot Academy offers aspiring pilots two ultimate elements for flight training success: focused, dedicated instruction and learning at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the world’s home for sport aviation.

The new three-week academy August 27 through September 17 eliminates one of the top barriers and variables for the more than 60 percent of those who begin flight training and drop out — schedule conflicts that reduce motivation and enthusiasm. The group and individual instruction for all eligible ages are all designed for success in a three-week period, including the pilot checkride to earn a sport pilot certificate.

Along with the dedicated instruction, EAA’s Sport Pilot Academy adds the “Oshkosh experience” that motivates and excites flight students within the unique learning environment. It offers unmatched extras, such as guest speakers, EAA behind-the-scenes tours, flight experiences in EAA aircraft, and much more.

As the inaugural EAA Sport Pilot Academy is taking only a limited number of applicants, registration must be completed by July 1, 2016. Acceptance includes access to Sporty’s Online Pilot Training Course that allows applicants to complete ground school training prior to beginning the course at Oshkosh. The Sport Pilot Academy will use new light-sport aircraft maintained to the highest standards by EAA’s professional aviation maintenance technicians — the same team that maintains such legendary aircraft as EAA’s B-17, Ford Tri-Motor, and Pioneer Airport airplanes. Sport Pilot Academy students will also have access to EAA’s aviation education resources while in Oshkosh.

Total cost of the academy is $9,999 and includes flight training, accommodations, meals, and unique EAA experiences. Complete information and registration materials are available at the “Sport Pilot Academy” area of the EAA website at EAA.org/SportPilotAcademy. Students must successfully complete the FAA written test by August 5, 2016, prior to participating in flight training at Oshkosh.

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