Monthly Aviation Seminars Offered Through June
January 9, 2016
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  • A new public seminar series focused on aviation is being offered to the public by Chesapeake Sport Pilot at the Bay Bridge Airport in Stevensville beginning in January and continuing through June. Held at 7 p.m.

    Wednesdays, the free monthly series brings the opportunity to hear from and speak with an airline pilot, state police helicopter pilot, sheriff’s office gyroplane pilot and a seaplane flight instructor, among others.

    Seminars take place on Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8, with details and more information at Space is limited, with registration needed.

    “This is a great way to learn more about drones, for example, while being face-to-face with several experts in the field,” said Chesapeake Sport Pilot owner and flight instructor Helen Woods. “We hear a lot from people that they want to learn more about aviation outside of the flight instruction we offer, so we launched this series to bring local experts from diverse aviation backgrounds to the public in a fun and accessible manner.”

    Topics include “Flying 101: Ever wonder how those little airplanes get into the air … and stay up there?,” “The Drones are Coming To an Airport Near You” and “The Auto Gyroplane and the Queen Anne County Office of the Sheriff.”

    Chesapeake Sport Pilot is Maryland’s only flight school dedicated to sport and private pilot instruction, offering training through 14 certified flight instructors and eight aircraft. Woods took over ownership of the flight school in April 2015, and recently was recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration as both the Baltimore District’s and Eastern Region’s FAA flight instructor of the year. Granted through the General Aviation awards program, the award recognizes outstanding professionalism, dedication and service within the field.

    Seminars are geared for adults, who should register by contacting or 410-604-1717. Aviation enthusiasts can join the seminar mailing list at