Midwest winters can be brutal and unpredictable, which means we have not been able to fly any animals since the new year. 2021 has been off to an interesting start, we are hoping the vaccine will bring relief, but it does take time.
In this blog, we wanted to bring you the tale of Bert & Tarzan- two amazing pups we got to fly in September 2020. What made it a unique experience was ABC7Chicago was conducting an interview on their journey (check out the video in the end), and we had one of our friends' 14 year-old daughter who is interested in aviation come join our flight- Ava.
We talked about the importance of preflight checklist, as you can see next to sleepy Tarzan. After Ava hung out with Bert in the backseat on the way to Muskegon, MI, she hopped into the front assisting Eduard and flying over beautiful Lake Michigan. Yes, at age 14! The FAA states that an applicant for a student-pilot certificate must be at least 14 years old for the operation of a glider or balloon and 16 years old for other categories of aircraft. But hey, you can start learning at any age! We must say, kids these days are so good with simulators that flying seems so natural in their hands.
For anyone who is intrigued by the idea of flying, it is a lot more accessible than you'd think. There are so many great resources out there such as AOPA, FAA, Youtube, etc.
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Time for some more adorable pictures and video by ABC News @Localish
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E & D
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