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Sharing aircraft is a time-tested ownership method
that can dramatically reduce flying costs. it is no
secret that single-owner aircraft are typically
only flown 100 hours per year. there are 8,766
hours in a year—that’s a lot of time leftover.
And it’s no secret, too, that aircraft that sit still cost
money in fixed costs, including insurance, required
maintenance, and storage fees. A partnership immediately halves
those fixed costs, and the more partners, the less it will cost to fly.
the Aircraft partnership Association (ApA) is a free, web-based
service, incorporating a Virtual Pilot Lounge™ that lists, as of now,
more than 7,000 opportunities to share aircraft. And it is growing
every day. the Virtual Pilot Lounge™ is somewhat like an e-harmony™
for individuals and businesses looking to share an aircraft. it works
as a matchmaker for owners of any type of aircraft anywhere in the
world, and serves all forms of aircraft sharing. You can search for
partners by specifying your desired airplane, desired airport, or op-
eration style (private partnerships, cooperatives, flying clubs, frac-
tional operators). You control how much info to show others.
membership in the ApA is free! Find them at www.theapa.com.
in West Virginia
By Karin Leperi
Depressed economy got you down? Then it’s time for a fall stimulus of white-water rafting on the New River in West Virginia. Outdoor adventure therapy includes
shooting class V white water rapids, rock-climbing the New
River Gorge, and eating at West Virginia’s “101 Unique Places
to Dine” such as Cathedral Café, Pies and Pints, or Smokey’s
on the Gorge. Sleep at the historic Morris Harvey House. If
you have time, check out the iconic Glade Creek Grist Mill in
nearby Babcock State Park, with scenic riding trails.
IF YOU GO:
When choosing a flight school be sure to ask questions
before signing on the dotted line, all schools are not
Accredited schools agree to meet or exceed the Standards
of Accreditation dictated by the Accrediting Commission
and overseen by the Department of Education. These
schools must have sufficient physical facilities and
equipment to deliver quality education.
They must have written withdrawal, refund, transfer,
and reinstatement policies. Accredited schools must
submit audited financialstatements proving financial
For more information speak with one of our experienced
Know before you go!