College & Community Relations

Take flight with the Aims Aviation department and the Experimental Aircraft Association

Submitted on: 05-06-2011

The Aims Aviation department, along with the Experimental Aircraft Association, invites the public to attend International Learn to Fly Day at the Greeley-Weld County Airport on Saturday, May 21. Aviation professionals and aficionados will be at the Aims Flight Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to discuss and demonstrate all aspects of aviation including airplanes, helicopters, model aircraft and home-built aircraft. Weather permitting, a 20-minute introductory airplane flight will be available for $25 per person and 15-minute helicopter rides will be offered for $100. "This is a great opportunity for folks to get a taste of what it's like to take flight," said Aims Aviation Program Director Vaughn Hanson. "The whole day is centered around aviation. From pre-flight to landing, we'll be covering it all." In addition to the opportunity to take to the big blue, the event's activities will include model airplane construction, remote-controlled aerial demonstrations and the opportunity to see a fuselage in construction. Aims flight instructors and aviation department representatives will be available to discuss how to enroll in flight lessons at Aims. Members of the Experimental Aircraft Association Greeley Chapter 1117 will also be on-hand to discuss aviation topics and how to get involved with the local EAA chapter. International Learn to Fly Day was created to invite people interested in the world of flight to discover more by meeting local aviators and discovering the initial steps toward "living the dream" of personal flight. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. For more information on EAA and its programs go to For more than 35 years Aims Community College has offered world-class training in aviation. Today, the college offers programs in fixed wing pilot, helicopter pilot, and air traffic control. For more information on Aims Community College and its aviation programs go to, call (970) 339-6472 or email

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