Monday, March 1, 2004
Learn To Fly!
Flight Training Adventure Camps offers a unique and exciting opportunity for aspiring pilots
Flight Training By Campfire
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Scott Orland, a former FTAC student, explains, “There’s no way to describe a ‘typical’ day at FTAC where nothing is typical and anything is possible. I would get up, pack up, take an orientation stroll around the present locale and then line up sectional charts on a picnic table to plot the day’s destination. Flying time is divided among campers and everyone prepares for their individual leg. As the day’s journey comes to an end, the assorted vehicles gradually arrive at the new destination and we debrief, set up camp and prepare for an evening of Swiss culinary delights shared over a campfire. Atypical days usually mean delays caused by severe weather, lost jeeps and perhaps an angry buffalo. The only thing that was always certain was the shared camaraderie between students and flight instructors, and the unique lessons and stories shared over the campfire at the end of each day.”
These expeditions, however, aren’t all about aviation. Students also get a chance to enjoy other outdoor activities, such as river-rafting, water-skiing or open-air theater.
“I don’t recall a time when I had as much fun in my life as I had on Lake Powell with our rented boat,” enthuses Pirmin Geisser, a prior student at FTAC. “We went water-skiing, tube-riding, cliff-jumping and cookouts in a remote canyon that’s only accessible by boat. At night, by the campfire, under the clearest sky that one can only imagine, we played silly games, told our airplane stories and counted satellites and shooting stars. No wonder people opt to sleep on their balconies after their FTAC experience.”
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