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Wausau, WI: Charity Flying Challenge Coming to Wausau Downtown Airport

Landings For Lunches

Airplane pilots will have an opportunity to compete in a landing contest during the entire month of May 2013 at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  Proceeds from “Landings For Lunches” will benefit The Neighbors’ Place

Pilots will donate one dollar and a non-perishable food item (or an additional dollar) each time they compete.  Donations will be split between prize money and contributions to The Neighbors’ Place.  Aviators will be able to compete as many times as they wish each day during the hour from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. while judges are present.

The goal is landing accuracy.  Pilots will attempt to land with their main wheels on or as close as possible to a line marked on the runway.  The initial entry fee of $4 cover two attempts.  During the time the contest is underway, a scoreboard will be displayed in the office of Wausau Flying Service, as well as the accumulated food donations for The Neighbor’s Place.

Pilots from other communities are welcome to participate.  At the end of the month, the person with the best score of accurate landings will win the cash entry fees for the month and will have his or her name engraved on a trophy to be displayed at the Wausau Downtown Airport.  The Neighbors’ Place will receive the accumulated food and any additional cash donations from the month-long event.

Corporate sponsorships are available.  Interested parties are encouraged to contact Wausau Flying Service.

The goal of the contest is to improve flying skills and safety while making a charitable contribution to benefit the community, as well as help the public become more informed about general aviation.

Interested aviators are invited to attend an informational session and safety seminar on April 6th at 9:00 AM at the airport, for tips on landing accuracy from local certified flight instructors.  The seminar qualifies for training credit from the Federal Aviation Administration under the WINGS program.

“Keep your head on a swivel!”

For more information contact:

John P. Chmiel,”Practicing the Art of Flight”
Wausau Flying Service, Inc.
Wausau Downtown Airport
(715) 845-3400
taildraggerflyer@yahoo.com

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