Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL has partnered with the Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) Aviation fraternity to provide free simulator flights during EAA AirVenture, July 26 – August 3, Oshkosh, WI. The Frasca Cessna 172 Flight Training Device (FTD) will be housed in a trailer and located in the College Park area at Wittman Field, where the annual AirVenture Air Show (commonly known as “Oshkosh”) is held. Alpha Eta Rho will provide volunteers from their fraternity to assist new and experienced pilots on a simulated flight. First time pilots will be given a free logbook (sponsored by Frasca and Sporty’s Academy) to encourage them to continue their flight training. Alpha Eta Rho will also provide volunteers to assists with games and other events in the College Park Area, with the goal to spark and interest in aviation and encourage students to pursue careers in the aviation industry.
"The logbooks Sporty's provides will be a reminder of the pilot experience," says Sporty's President Michael Wolf. "Each future pilot will go home with their own logbook to add to the simulator experience."
Anthony Johnson, National Executive Director of Alpha Eta Rho, stated, "Alpha Eta Rho is honored to be partnering with Frasca International and Sporty's to promote aviation education, training and safety to the next generation of aspiring aviators at AirVenture 2014. We encourage anyone interested in learning to fly to visit College Park and fly the Frasca - Cessna 172 Simulator with a Certified Flight Instructor from Alpha Eta Rho."
John Frasca, President of Frasca International, added; “Frasca was founded as a grass roots aviation company. Rudy Frasca started the company with a passion for flying and a goal of building the best simulators in order to train pilots better. We take a great interest in the future of aviation and our goal of providing the best simulators available to train safer pilots is still our mission.” The family owned business employs several active pilots and has participated at Oshkosh for over 40 years; as air show performers, by displaying their collection of Warbirds and as corporate exhibitors. In addition to their presence in College Park Frasca International’s booth in Hall C will provide information about their line of flight simulation products.
ABOUT ALPHA ETA RHO
Alpha Eta Rho is an intercollegiate nonprofit organization that serves as a contact between the aviation industry and educational institutions to foster, promote, and mentor student leaders through education, charity, scholarship and service, towards successful professional careers in the aviation field and all of its branches. The organization helps to generate and foster a fundamental interest in aviation which is essential to growing the population of future aviators. Membership in Alpha Eta Rho is open to all collegiate men and women who have a strong interest in, or who are currently seeking careers in any field within the aviation and aerospace industries. As a professional organization, Alpha Eta Rho seeks to maintain and promote the highest moral standards and steadfastly affirms its membership to all, not dependent upon race, religion, nationality, or sex. Ultimately, Alpha Eta Rho seeks to instill in the public mind a confidence in aviation and its safety. Alpha Eta Rho strives to promote interest in aviation, contact between the students of aviation and those engaged in the profession, while also constantly improving aviation education and research in the field.
ABOUT FRASCA INTERNATIONAL
Frasca International of Urbana, Ill., has over 55 years of experience manufacturing flight training equipment for airlines, flight schools, universities, and military organizations worldwide. The product range includes Flight Training Devices (FTDs), Synthetic Training Devices (STDs), Cockpit Procedure Trainers (CPTs), Full Flight Simulators (FFSs), and more for all aircraft types, fixed wing and rotary. Over 2,500 devices have been installed worldwide.
For information on EAA AirVenture, visit http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure
For more information, contact Peggy Prichard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Photos available upon request.
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