The Pilot Companion Program Non-pilot flying companions learn about the fundamentals of flying, talking with ATC controllers, and basic emergency procedures. Please understand this is "ground" only. We strongly encourage every attendee to schedule flight time, and we're happy to help find a location.
We're proud to announce sponsorship support from the Houston Ninety-Nines!
Next class: Saturday, April 4, 2015, 9:00 am-4:00 pm (please arrive no later than 8:30) Galaxy FBO, Conroe, Texas Lone Star Executive Airport - KCXO 2971 Hawthorne Drive Conroe, Texas 77303 Cost: $55. Covers materials, lunch, coffee and snacks. All presenters are volunteers and fee pays expenses only. Lunch will be on site, catered by the Black Walnut cafe. If you have a special diet, please let us know when you register - gluten free, vegan and vegetarian, nut, shellfish, or other allergies. Registration form below.
Please arrive no later than 8:30 am so we can begin promptly at 9:00.
*UPDATE! HOMETOWN FESTIVAL OF FLIGHT + HOUSTON PINCH HITTER = SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! Now there's even more fun planned! While flying companions are busy attending this course, there's plenty to keep your favorite pilot busy, right there at the Lone Star Executive Airport! From 10am-4pm the Hometown Festival of Flight promises to keep your pilot from getting bored, and you're both invited to attend an after-event social with food and drink! This is a special invitation to Pinch Hitter attendees and their pilots only. Check out the Festival's info here.
The August 16th, 2014 class was a huge success (with a waiting list), so make your reservation early.
Please RSVP in the form below, then send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org: Your passenger experience in small (GA) aircraft Aircraft most often riding in Personal reasons for taking the course Expectations of the course (what you want to learn) Dietary restrictions
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