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"Keeping the Fun in Flying!"

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~TC FREEMAN

     

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WingsOfun.com BLOG #57: August 11, 2014 


WELCOME PILOTS
 

    I want to give a big shout-out to David Williams of Executive Flight Training (www.trainmetofly.com) for his support of the Operation Fly North Carolina program. David is what business writer, Seth Godin, would call a “trailblazer” for being the first to support a worthy mission.


     The backstory: During the development phase of the program I was really bummed out that we didn't have the funding in place for the pilot prizes (for more information check out the Operation: Fly NC page). In 2008, we were driving to a meeting regarding a fly-in and I was venting to David about how much work had been done to get the program to this point, such as booklet printing, ink stamps and mailboxes. After stating the significant sum needed for the upstart he quietly said that his company would contribute to the program. Needless to say I was shocked because my motive was not to sell him on the program, I was simply venting to the willing ear of a friend. Long story short, David is the definition of a “trailblazer,” seeing a worthwhile need then putting in his time, energy and resources to make it happen. His passion for aviation continues as he passes on the thrill of learning to fly through the Sanford, N.C.- (KTTA) based flight school, Executive Flight Training. 

~TC Freeman
“Keeping the fun in flying!”


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THE LIVING AVIATION MUSEUM

By TC FREEMAN

     It was a great day exploring a new museum in my hometown with my daughter. Relishing in the rare opportunity to hang-out with one of my two busy teenagers, I was a little uncertain as to visiting a museum that was described as a self-guided tour of a deceased hoarders’ stuff. Fortunately, skepticism turned into a pleasant surprise when I found out that I could have some fun playing with record players, musical instruments and analog games. Since I’m insane about flying I tend to look at every experience through an aviation lens. My take-away from the visit was that it would be cool to incorporate this concept into an aviation museum.

      Imagine being able to simply touch and interact with various aircraft parts. For instance, visitors could hold various types of ailerons in their hands while viewing a video on how they work. How about a small-scale airport in which an aircraft can be taxied either via small models or by go-kart type taxi simulators described in a previous blog.

     I really like the aircraft construction material exhibits at the Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., which is incidentally the most visited D.C. area museum. One such display consists of identical size and shape rods of steel, wood, aluminum, and composite/carbon fiber material. Visitors can evaluate the weight and strength of each material while viewing information about how each react under various forces such as bending, torsion and tension.

     Sorting through a bin of items from the “Land of Misfit Toys” in the living museum made me think about how cool it is to banish the “look, but don't touch” rule. It's good to get out of the aviation world for a while to see how others create unique experiences for fun and learning.

About the author:
 
TC Freeman has 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, www.WingsOfun.com.

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“We are excited to donate this segment of the WingsOfun BLOG to this great program that promotes; airport visitation, education and tourism.”
~TC FREEMAN 

OPERATION: FLY NC NEWS
 

No new developments at this time but feel free to discuss OP: Fly NC with fellow pilots at:

 

http://tinyurl.com/opflync


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*”Boeing Forecast Rising Demand for Pilots, Technicians” (AIN online):

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