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USU Aviation Celebrates International Learn to Fly Day May 18

Thursday, May. 16, 2013

aerial view of Cache Valley from USU Aviation Program plane

Passengers will get a new perspective of Cache Valley during demonstration flights during International Learn to Fly Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Logan-Cache Airport.

The Utah State University Aviation Technology Program, Mountain Ridge Helicopters and Leading Edge Aviation will offer flights and tours in celebration of International Learn to Fly Day from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 18, at the Logan-Cache Airport.

International Learn to Fly Day was established by the Experimental Aircraft Association in 2009 to raise awareness of flying and to encourage current pilots to involve others in aviation.

“We are excited to team up with the other flight schools in Logan for this event,” said Sean Heiner, chief flight instructor at USU. “I encourage all members of the community to visit the airport and see what opportunities are available to become pilots.”

Due to road construction, the Logan-Cache Airport should be accessed by taking Main Street or 600 West to 2500 North. Drivers will be unable to access 2500 North from 1000 West.

The day’s sponsors:

Utah State University

USU Aviation will offer the opportunity to fly in one of USU’s Diamond DA40 Aircraft for 30 minutes with a certified flight instructor. The cost is $70 per aircraft. A portion of the proceeds will benefit USU’s National Intercollegiate Flying Association team. Funds raised will support the team’s travel to the Region I flight competition in October. The aircraft rate allows three individuals, depending on weight, to fly at one time. One person will be in the co-pilot seat for the duration of the flight.

Rollin’ West Barbeque and the USU Campus Store will attend the event and also donate a portion of their proceeds to NIFA.

Free, guided tours will also be available for those who want to learn about the professional pilot and maintenance management degree options at USU. Visitors will experience the USU facilities at the Logan-Cache airport, including the hangars, flight simulator lab and maintenance facilities. USU flights and tours will be offered from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule, call (435) 797-7091.

Mountain Ridge Helicopters

Mountain Ridge Helicopters will provide 15-minute introductory flights for $75 per person and tour flights for $125 per helicopter. Introductory flights allow one person maximum, and tour flights allow three individuals, depending on weight, to fly at one time. If weather permits, the flight school will host sky divers at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. To schedule an introductory or tour helicopter flight, call (435) 752-3828.

Free, guided tours will be available for those who are interested in helicopters and Mountain America Credit Union will be on-site to discuss financing options for flight training. Pilots from various sectors of the helicopter industry will be at the event to answer questions and discuss the opportunities for prospective pilots.

Leading Edge Aviation

Leading Edge Aviation will offer introductory flights from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $79 per aircraft. The flight school will also have students and flight instructors available to answer questions regarding flight training. To schedule a flight with Leading Edge Aviation, call (435) 752-5955.

Related links:

USU Aviation Technology

USU School of Applied Sciences, Technology and Education

USU College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Contact: Taylor Adams, 435-797-7091,

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