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Terrafugia Highlights Massachusetts Chapter ILTFD Event

Terrafugia Transition roadable light-sport aircraft will be on static display during EAA Chapter 1454ís International Learn to Fly Day event Saturday, May 15.

May 11, 2010 —With dozens of display and personal aircraft flown-in, a throughout-the-day ground school, discounted first flight lessons, numerous aviation exhibits, and much more, EAA Chapter 1454/Fitchburg Pilots Association has organized an ambitious International Learn to Fly Day for this Saturday, May 15. This is only one of the more than 430 events throughout the nation being organized for the first ILTFD.

Chapter President Charley Valera says a wide variety of interesting aircraft are expected to participate, not least of which is the Terrafugia Transition roadable light-sport aircraft prototype. Among the others are light-sport aircraft from Remos and Jabiru; a North American T-6 Trainer and a Stearman; a Diamond DA 40 and a Piper Cub, and more.

Many pilots are also expected to arrive in their own aircraft, so expect to see a good sampling of Cessnas SkyHawks, Piper Cherokees, Grumman Tiger, homebuilts, and the like. The chapter has generated interest in the event through posting fliers, taking out a local newspaper ad, and word of mouth that the place to be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday is the airport.

“If a Lear Jet is able to appear, we’ll have everything covered,” Valera said.

More than 30 chapter volunteers will staff a number of activities including computer flight simulators and ground school instruction on flight and flying. Informational booths from EAA, FAA, and Boston ATC are also planned. FCA Certified Flight Instructors, located on the field, is offering $40 introductory flight lessons.

To learn more about this weekend’s event, click here.
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