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Introduction to flying workshop Jan. 18

An introduction to aviation seminar will be held at Nampa Municipal Airport, 116 Municipal Way, on Saturday, Jan. 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The informational seminar, sponsored by local Chapter 103 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), will cover such subjects as how to obtain a pilot’s license, flying costs and what is involved in building an aircraft.

The seminar is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about aviation. It will be conducted in the EAA/CAP Hangar located behind the Warhawk Museum.

Dennis E. Schwettmann, a member of EAA Chapter 103 and a private pilot with more than 30 years of flying and aircraft building experience will facilitate the event. Schwettmann is an FAA licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic and a ground school instructor.

“Idaho is a pilot’s paradise,” said Schwettmann. “Our goal with the seminar is to stimulate aviation activity in the Treasure Valley area”, he continued.

Reservations are not necessary to attend. Seating will be in a first come basis. More information is available by contacting Schwettmann at 760-595-5090 or wolfgang92251@yahoo.com

More about EAA: EAA Chapter 103 is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA’s 177,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, go to www.eaa.org. For more information about Chapter 103 go to http://www.103.eaachapter.org or contact chapter president Paul Johnson at flyidaho1963@yahoo.com.

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