The August 16th, 2014 class was a huge success, with requests for three more even before the class began. If you are interested in a future Pinch Hitter course, please send your contact info to email@example.com. We'll let you know about future dates and we'll a summary page with resources and information for flying companions in the meantime.
The Pilot Companion Program
Non-pilot flying companions learn about the fundamentals of flying, talking with ATC controllers, and basic emergency procedures.
Here's just a sampling of what they're saying about the Aug. 16th, 2014 course in Houston:
"Pinch Hitters like this help bring friends and fans to General Aviation" -Susan Parson, FAA Safety Brief Editor "Thank you!!! I loved it! This will make flying so much more enjoyable for me!!" -Attendee "Thanks to all the instructors for their passion and commitment. Very impressed with the faculty (and the lunch)!" -Attendee "Even after completing the online course I still learned many things in this course" -Attendee "The presentations had enough information and just the right length to keep people engaged. Presenters were great!" -Attendee "I gained confidence, direction for future involvement and personal advancement." -Attendee "Learned a lot more than I planned. Loved the section on design of the plane and what makes it fly and keeps it flying, plus statistics." -Attendee "Now I'm more comfortable in the airplane." -Attendee "I'm more informed about flying." -Attendee "Its beneficial to be in a class with so many others who are in the same situation." -Attendee "The overall understanding of flight. I could never get this from my husband." -Attendee