Fairhope, Alabama, April 30, 2015 – Zulu Flight Training and Continental Motors Services, divisions of Continental Motors Group (CMG), an AVIC International Holding Corporation company will hold their second annual “Learn to Fly” day on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at H. L. Sonny “Callahan Airport” in Fairhope, AL. Admission is free. Events and activities will include Discovery Flights, Young Eagles Flights, aircraft displays, flight simulators, educational seminars, children’s activities, and more. Hamburgers, hotdogs, ice cream handmade on site, and other refreshments will be available free of charge.
The purpose of the event is to promote the joy and benefits of flight, how easy it is to learn to fly, and our community’s role in aviation. Last year’s event was a huge success with 700 in attendance. Sixteen pilots gave 94 Young Eagle flights and 53 discovery flights.
Zulu Flight Training instructors will again offer free Discovery Flights to prospective flight training students and demonstrate the latest flight training methods. A discovery flight is a first look into the exciting world of aviation. You will get a chance to take the controls under the watchful guidance of a FAA Certified Flight Instructor that will provide you with a basic understanding of what it is like to be a pilot.
For ages 8-17, Young Eagles Flights will also be held thanks to the generosity of the local EAA Chapters. Participants will get a chance to experience the process of flying from start to finish. Since 1992 Young Eagles flights have been safely conducted in nearly every type of general aviation aircraft, from light planes to business jets, and everything in between.
Aircraft on display will include war birds, production civilian aircraft, and amateur-built kit airplanes. Participants can also “fly” the Cessna 172 full motion simulator.
“The event will allow young people to be exposed to potential careers in aviation. In addition to flights, instructors will provide career seminars on how to become an airplane mechanic and pilot,” stated Bill Ross, Director Product Support and Continental Motors Services. “The Mobile and Baldwin county areas are quickly becoming a thriving area for which aviation careers can be fostered. We want to raise awareness on how easy it is to become a pilot, how aircraft ownership is well within reach and how anyone can learn to fly,” continued Ross.
For additional information or questions, please contact Gloria Liu, General Manager, Zulu Flight Training 251.753.2332 or Bill Ross, Director, Product Support and Continental Motors Services at 251.436.8628. To schedule a time slot for a Discovery Flight, please contact the Zulu office at email@example.com or call 251.753.2332.
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AVIC International Holding Corporation was set up in 1979, with majority shares owned by Aviation Industries of China (AVIC). Headquartered in Beijing, AVIC International delivered over 147 billion RMB in revenue in 2013. The company has over 70,000 employees across 400 subsidiaries and is located in over 50 countries. AVIC International is a well-diversified company, with holdings in International Civil Aviation, Trade & Logistics, Retail & High-end Consumables, Real Estate and Hotel Management, Electronics Manufacturing, and Natural Resource Development. More information can be found at www.avic-intl.cn.
Continental Motors Group, Ltd. of Hong Kong, China is a subsidiary of AVIC International Holding Corporation of Beijing, China. Its mission is to provide advanced gasoline and Jet-A piston engine products, spare parts, engine and aircraft services, avionics equipment and repairs as well as pilot training for the general aviation marketplace. Continental is an international operation employing approximately 450 team members in Mobile and Baldwin counties, Alabama, USA; 200 team members in St. Egidien, Germany; and 8 team members in Beijing, China. More information can be found at www.continentalmotors.aero.
Continental Motors Services, Inc., (CMS), a subsidiary of Continental Motors Group is located in Fairhope and Mobile, Alabama, USA. CMS is a primary source for general aviation services since 1996 and employs 26 full time people. CMS offers a variety of aviation services including overhaul/repair for Continental and Lycoming engines, cylinder overhaul, propeller repair, avionics services, turbine maintenance and repair, business aircraft maintenance services, fuel sales, parts sales and major aircraft repairs.
Zulu Flight Training specializes in professional flight instruction with the aid of simulation training. Zulu is located at the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort, Alabama. www.zuluflighttraining.com