The Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 512, of Placerville will be holding a Private Pilot Ground School at its hangar at the Placerville Airport.
The class is free, except for the cost of materials, which is $99, to anyone interested in becoming a pilot.
Successfully completing the class will qualify the student to take the FAA private pilot written examination, which is a large part of the requirement to obtain a pilot’s license.
Chapter 512 is providing the facilities, and the class will be taught by qualified local flight instructors and chapter members who are volunteering their time.
The class will run from Jan. 10, until approximately April 10, with an information meeting on Dec. 10.
The purpose of this class is to help pilots share the wonder of flight with people in the community.
The pilots have been conducting this class annually for about 10 years, originally begun by chapter member and former chapter President Kay Morgan.
The program nearly vanished last year after Morgan retired and moved from the area. Member Ingrid Anderson, refused to let that happen and kept the program alive.
EAA Chapter 512 is affiliated with the Experimental Aircraft Association based in Oshkosh, Wis. and is dedicated to promoting the freedom of personal flight, aviation safety and aviation education in El Dorado County and the surrounding area.
For more information go to hangtowneaa512.org/ or www.eaa.org or call Al Herron at 530-417-0064.