The Virginia Department of Aviation’s ICON A5 Introduction to Flight team visited the Pamunkey Regional Library in Ashland for an educational program on July 25.
Approximately 200 people attended the program throughout the morning and had the opportunity to sit in the ICON A5 aircraft and operate the controls while learning about how airplanes fly. Several attendees were also able to experience flying a Gleim simulator. They could take off virtually from a nearby airport and practice flying and landing a Cessna with the simulator.
Inside the library, youth had the opportunity to build wooden balsa airplanes as well as color in aviation activity books and take home DOAV color changing pencils and airplane erasers. Virginia aviation calendars and DOAV 20 oz. tumblers were also available for those in attendance.
The ICON A5 is an amphibious light sport aircraft that the DOAV PR and Education team takes across the Commonwealth of Virginia to educate youth about aviation. For more information on how to get this free program to your school, library or local airport, email Betty Wilson (email@example.com).