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  • Monday, March 10, 2014 5:42 PM
    Message # 1514897

    Thank you for the welcome email and introduction. I was referred to the chapter by Brian Wiese after calling him for advice on getting the my sport pilot license locally (which I am anxious to get started on as soon as possible!) Brian showed me around the hanger last Saturday and I have stopped by a couple times before, during the hang at the hangar events, on Friday nights. I currently, and for the past 3 years, fly a powered paraglider (which is what I dropped in on on one of those Friday afternoons).

    I definitely look forward to becoming more involved at the chapter and meeting the rest of the members, which I have a feeling will be easier when the weather begins to break. I noticed the seminar scheduled for tomorrow afternoon at the hangar on the website. Do you think this would be beneficial for me to attend as well as an opportunity to introduce myself? 
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:36 AM
    Reply # 1515225 on 1514897
    . . . And to give you all a little background. My name is Matthew I'm 24 years old, I was born and raised here in Toledo and last year I graduated from UT with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. 

    I have always liked wrenching and just about anything that has a motor but boats and aviation are my passions. The first time I ever flew on an airplane was actually from Toledo Executive Airport in a little 4 seater (don't remember what it was I was in sixth grade). It was right after 9/11 and I remember having to postpone the trip a week or so because of that. Anyways, for the past 3 years I have been flying  powered paraglider (paramotor), which to me is one of the coolest types of flying out there. The ability to use your feet as landing gear and go up to 10,000 feet an a gallon of gas, and then spiral down as fast as you want all on a machine that cost less than a motorcycle and fits in your trunk is pretty unreal. The goal for me has always been to own an amphibian. I'm pretty dead set on purchasing an Aventura II. It's an afforadble, versatile LSA Amphibian that perfectly fits the build for what I'm looking for. As of now I have just been flying under part 103 but I would like to get my sport pilot license this spring / summer.  
    Last modified: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:36 AM | Anonymous
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:11 PM
    Reply # 1515576 on 1514897



    Thanks for your introduction and membership to EAA Chapter 582.  I can’t think of a better way to learn about “aviation” than getting involved with an EAA Chapter.


    When I hear someone say to me, I would like to learn how to fly… What I am really hearing, in most cases, is the person say, “I would like to “pilot” an airplane.


    If you’ve been a pilot for very long, you understand there’s much more to “flying” than, take-off’s and landings.


    Learning to fly an airplane is one thing, learning why the airplane flies is totally a different conversation.


    In general terms, you earn a pilots license from and instructor… you learn about flying from the EAA.


    So to answer your question, would it be beneficial for me to attend the safety seminar tomorrow at the hangar.  Absolutely….and as for an introduction to the membership, well consider it done.  

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