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Open house to offer a glimpse at aviation

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on October 9, 2012 1:46 PM

Pilots desiring additional training or credit, as well as the public, are invited to Wayne Executive Jetport Wings Fly-In on Saturday, the annual free aviation safety event.

Check-in begins at 9 a.m. in the corporate hangar at the airport on the outskirts of Goldsboro.

From 9:15 until 10, there will be a competition flight/wings briefing for pilots and certified flight instructors, followed by a "Top Gun" flight competition and flight training throughout the day, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Coordinated through Wayne Aviation, there are limited competition spots available, at a fee of $40 per hour plus additional cost for aircraft rental.

The day also features free seminars, "Learn to Fly" sessions and guest speakers.

From noon until 1:30 p.m., there will be a free cookout lunch sponsored by Wayne Executive Jetport, followed by an awards presentation.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

*1:30-2:20 p.m.: Flight Planning to Coastal N.C.: Considering Military Airspace by David Plummer, Cherry Point; Aircraft Performance Factors by David Perry, WCC aviation instructor; and Portable Electronic Device Interference by Bill Betts of Sparkchasers.

*2:30-3:20 p.m.: Aircraft maintenance by Chris Metcalf, WCC aviation instructor; Mid Air Collision Avoidance (MACA) Briefing by the Seymour Johnson Fighter Wing Office; and Flying with the Right Attitude: Becoming the Totally Responsible Pilot by Thomas White, president and co-founder, TRP Enterprises Inc. and Daniel Lobb, chief operations officer and master trainer with TRP.

*3:30-4:20 p.m.: Myths, Lies and Statistic Surrounding Aviation Insurance and Safety by Dick Kenney, Sutton-James Aircraft Insurance Company; Take-off's and Landings by George Wolfe, flight instructor; and How to Save Money on Flight Training by Tom Freeman, NC Department of Transportation Division of Aviation.

Other activities throughout the day include a TOP GUN flight competition, free flight simulator instruction and vendor displays.

For more information, call (919) 840-0112 or visit www.faasafety.gov.