Airport Open House on April 20

Have you wanted to learn how to fly an airplane yourself, or does aviation interest you?

Be sure to stop by the Lakeview Airport’s Open House. The Oregon Outback Aviators Flying Club invites you to attend the Saturday, April 20 event beginning at 10 a.m. and running until 1 p.m. 

This is an opportunity to take an introductory flying lesson with a flight instructor. The flight will last approximately 30 minutes and will cost $65, but you must be 16 years or older to fly. 

Aircraft and helicopters will be on display for viewing purposes at the airport. Invited displayed and information will include the Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force, Lake County Search and Rescue, Experimental Aircraft Association/Young Eagles, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Lakeview radio-controlled model airplane club, Angel Flight and Airlink. 

Food and merchandise vendors are encouraged to come with a no booth set up cost.

Those interested should speak with the Aviators about becoming a member. Members will receive $20/per hour off their rental rate for flying the plane and an instructor fee decrease. The grand total for the rental rate will be a wet (all fees included) price of $125/per hour, although the final instructor fee hasn’t been determined. 

With that being said, the general public can still rent the plane for use under two conditions. The individual must first have valid aircraft renters insurance through the Aircraft Owners Pilot Association (AOPA) and secondly, must be checked by the instructor from Klamath to make sure they’re clear for flight. 

Help in spreading the word to Lake County and get excited for the future of the Flying Club. 

For more information, contact Airport Mgr. Tom Andrews at 541-947-4222. 

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