(Longview, Texas) –LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, is inviting the public to view a brand new Cessna 172 Skyhawk single-engine airplane and take a ride in the airplane during the LeTourneau University – Discover Flying Challenge Visit July 1 and 2.
Cessna will host a static display of the airplane from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, with sign-ups for flights with a Cessna pilot intern to be scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. and more flights scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, at LeTourneau University’s Abbott Aviation Center, 200 Airpark Drive, at East Texas Regional Airport. Each flight will take only 20 to 30 minutes. The plane can seat the pilot plus three passengers.
Daniel Tou, a May 2014 LETU flight graduate, is one of the summer interns for Cessna who is bringing the 2014 Cessna Skyhawk to his alma mater for this event with the goal to spread the word about general aviation and encourage others to learn to fly. Tou is one of six new pilot interns traveling across the United States for Cessna promoting general aviation and taking people up on discovery flights in the Cessna 172 Skyhawk.
Anyone can come view the airplane. Rules for the flights require that Discover Flyers must be 12 years or older. Individuals between 12 and 17 years old must have their parents sign a consent form and must be accompanied by an adult other than the pilot (an older sibling, family friend or parent.)
About LeTourneau University:
LeTourneau University is a Christ-centered, interdenominational institute of higher learning offering a wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs in aviation, arts & sciences, business, education and engineering. The university enrolls more than 2,700 students representing nearly all 50 states, more than 30 foreign countries, and 53 different denominational groups. Around 1,300 study at its main campus in Longview, Texas, a progressive hub city nestled among beautiful pine-forested hills and lakes in East Texas, approximately 120 miles east of Dallas, Texas, and 60 miles west of Shreveport, La. Students are also enrolled in a robust suite of online programs, as well as the university’s innovative hybrid programs in Dallas and Houston. Committed to its core mission, LeTourneau University is a comprehensive institution of Christian higher education where educators engage learners to nurture Christian virtue, to develop competency and ingenuity in their professional fields, to integrate faith and work, and to serve the local and global community. The university is also led by its vision: Claiming every workplace in every nation as their mission field, LeTourneau University graduates are professionals of ingenuity and Christ-like character who see life's work as a holy calling with eternal impact.
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