Return to flying. You can do this!

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Return to flying. You can do this!

Posted by Donald Mackay on Oct 4, 2018 4:24 pm

The AOPA Rusty Pilots program recently celebrated the 5000th inactive pilot to attend a Rusty Pilots seminar and return to active flying again! If 5000 other people with similar stories can do this, you can too! Yes, it will take some time, work and money but if you take one step at a time, you too can return to flying.

Every Rusty Pilots seminar, we see people who have been out of aviation for up to 30 years or more. If you haven't attended a Rusty Pilots seminar, come out and see what it’s all about. Returning to flying isn't nearly as bad as what you think. Most people will tell you as you're rolling down the runway and start to rotate, it all comes rushing back to you no matter how long you have been out of the cockpit. The flying part truly is like riding a bike. Yes, you will need to polish your skills but they are still there!

If you cannot find a Rusty Pilots seminar near you (https://hangar.aopa.org/events/category/52), we now have an online Rusty Pilots course: https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/lapsed-pilots/rusty-pilots/rusty-pilots-online .  While we cannot duplicate the excitement and energy of the live seminar, the online course is a great alternative. Not only that. it's a great review for people who have already attended a live seminar.

So join us at a Rusty Pilots seminar, learn what it will take to get current and then schedule a flight lesson. We look forward to seeing you in the air!
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