Learning to fly, cheaper and quicker
If you ask your kids what their dream superpower would be, chances are, it's flight. Now a rural airport is starting its own flight school to make that dream a reality.
We’re with Captain Mike at the Fulton County Airport. He's taking us up in a two seater - something that many will never get the chance to experience. And that’s exactly what Naves Aviation wants to change: Make flying fun and less expensive again.
"It’s like having a little Corvette in the air," Captain Mike Ware said.
Circling over the Naves flight school is just the start for new pilots like us.
"I’m seventy years old," Ware said. So we get all these guys thinking it’s all over; it’s not! You can come and fly here, and have fun!"
Captain Mike says regulations, medical issues, and cost knock some aces out of the sky, not lost skill.
"There are so many pilots who love flying and had to stop," Ware said.
The next adventure and a little bit of an adrenaline rush. Seemed like a good option," Danny Dymarkowski said.
Danny is getting his hours on the Czech Sport. He loves the new school, which is a 90 second flight to his home.
"I was previously training in port Clinton and this is a whole lot closer to home," Dymarkowski said.
"This is being one with the wind," Ware said of what it's like to fly a small plane.
In just a few hours of lessons, you get to take control. It’s a little different than learning to drive in a parking lot.
"Alright, you go ahead and take the stick," Ware told us, just minutes into a flight. "And move the controls to the left and to the right."
Because light sport planes take less training and less fuel, it helps students on a budget. That’s new for the area.
"Get the license a little bit faster, and a little bit cheaper," Dymarkowski said.
"All we want to do now is make sure people can get out and fly for the beauty of flight. And that’s what I do. I do something I love and I get to share it with people," Ware said.
Just like a regular car in your driveway, these light sport planes have a keyed ignition, leather seats, and run on automobile gasoline. If you’re wanting to try it out yourself, the next ground school starts in less than a week here at naves aviation.