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Florence Air Academy and the Boys & Girls Club Take to the Skies

Join us for the Florence Air Academy

Florence Air Academy and the Boys & Girls Club Take to the Skies

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Lane County is partnering with Aero Legends for the 2nd Annual Florence Air Academy.

The Florence Air Academy, led by COLs (Retired) T.F. “Sam” Spayd and Terry Tomeny, will be a two-week course teaching Boys & Girls Club members the principles of aviation and information on careers in the aviation industry. Classes will include a tour of the Coast Guard Helicopter,
flying Remote Controlled planes, piloting drones, and the chance to fly one-on-one with an instructor pilot! The Academy activities will be a combination of classroom study, interspersed with hands-on activities and flight operations.

There is no cost to Boys & Girls Club of Western Lane County members. All expenses for members are paid by Aero Legends Biplane Rides. Teens not already a CLUB member can join for a $25 membership fee and $50 Program fee.

Date & Hours of Operation: The course will be conducted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for two consecutive weeks, July 30th – August 10th. Class time will be 0800 – 1200 and 1300 – 1500. Lunch will be provided by The Boys & Girls Club.

Instructors: Sam Spayd is a former USAF and Commercial Airline Pilot with over 50 years of flying experience in aircraft ranging from the C-47 to the C-5A to Boeing 747/777’s worldwide. Terry Tomeny is a former USAF and Lockheed Martin Test Pilot and current Flight Instructor with over
45 years of flying experience in aircraft ranging from Reno Air Racers to F-16 Fighters to C-17 Transports.

Don’t Delay! REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JULY 16! ONLY 20 SPOTS AVAILABLE SO SIGN UP NOW!

Download the Air Academy Form and turn into the Teen Center at 1501 Airport Rd, Florence OR 97439