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"Keeping the Fun in Flying!"
"Whether you are inspired to learn how to fly or a seasoned pilot looking for the best way to stay
in the game we are here to help. We give sport aviation pilots FREE weekly articles,
podcast and videos on topics to keep you learning, growing and
staying engaged in the aviation community."  ~ TC FREEMAN BLOG #84: August 2015     


                                                           WELCOME PILOTS

     I know it has been a while since my last post but we have been heavily debating how to create more hours to the day. Since finding out this is impossible, we learn the hard way, the compromise is to produce blogs, videos or both on a monthly basis. In order for us to continue to produce important products we have to make time for their creation. It's great to know that this isn't an uncommon problem according to our fellow online information product peers. 

     On another note, we are trying to locate an aircraft to be used in a charter school located in High Point, NC. This charter school is starting a new aviation program in the fall and is looking for a small aircraft in which to use in the program for display and learning. The aircraft does not have to be airworthy and there may be small budget for purchasing. Please contact me ( if you have an aircraft or good leads. They are hoping to have something by the third week of August 2015.

     We sincerely hope that you are having a great summer flying season and thank you for your involvement with our WingsOfun community on facebook and via email.

“Keeping the fun in flying!"

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Aviation is Too Cheap


     I had an opportunity to take a short vacation with one of my daughters recently to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For no good reason I had not visited this beach for at least fifteen years. In addition to the rampant growth in general one of the most obvious changes since my hiatus were the consistent sounds of rotor blades of the numerous helicopters providing rides to fellow tourist. After the fact I observed the tour company dominated dozens of billboards, tourism brochures and restaurant menus in the Greater Myrtle Beach region.


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About the author:

TC Freemanhas been flying since he was a teenager and is now an aviation speaker and author. Being employed as an Aviation Safety Specialist for state government, he has a passion for spreading the thrill of flying just for the fun of it via the website,


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* Congrats to our latest OP Fly NC Winners!

James Murphy, Shallotte, NC (Bronze Level)

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“Flying Into Non-Towered Airports.” We are offering “Pay What You Want” pricing via PayPal for a short time. While this has been available previously in an audio presentation format, the course has been upgraded to allow pilots to access the audio without any external log-in pages and passwords. After listening to the course, there is a link to the quiz with seven questions about the material. It is graded to 100% for maximum learning. At the end of the course attendees will get a unique code to place in the “seminar” portion of the Operation Fly NC booklet.
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