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EAA Takes Learning to Fly to California

July 17, 2008 — EAA’s Learn to Fly Discovery Center hits the road when it travels to Camarillo, California for EAA Chapter 723’s “Wings Over Camarillo” event August 16-17.

Guests will have the opportunity to attend presentations, speak with certificated flight instructors about various aspects of recreational flying, and experience virtual flight through simulator stations while visiting the Center. As visitors move through each station, they will have the opportunity to log simulated flight time. Printed materials on learning to fly and information on flight training will also be available.

In addition to EAA’s Learn to Fly Discovery Center, “Wings Over Camarillo” will feature aircraft fly-bys and displays, classic cars and antique tractors, airplane rides, a fly market, food, and music. Members of the Ventura County Ninety-Nines will be providing a traditional pancake breakfast each day, as well as a silent auction and raffle with proceeds going to the Ventura County 99’s aviation scholarship fund.

Other unique attractions include single and double seat gliders from The Soaring Society of America with glider pilots on hand to speak with guests about the sport of soaring. The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Museum will also be open for viewing during the event.

All proceeds from “Wings Over Camarillo” will go toward supporting aviation in the community through EAA Chapter 723. More information on “Wings Over Camarillo” is available at www.camarilloairshow.com, or by contacting chairman Ken Coolidge at 805-987-3128.

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