Flight Training Center Plays It Forward

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An Elite iGate advanced aviation training device. Credit: National Flight Simulator

Aviation training center National Flight Simulator (NFS) will host an Aviation Weekend May 1-2 at its base at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT), New Hampshire.

During the event, which is open to the public, NFS will display its lineup of flight training devices as well as offer free flights to persons over 16 years of age who are interested in learning to fly. The FAA-authorized testing center provides initial and recurrent training in single- and twin-engine piston and turboprop aircraft.

“We wanted to pay it forward and open our facilities to those who are interested in becoming future pilots,” said NFS founder and CEO Steve Cunningham. “The demand for pilots is increasing, and we want to offer a ‘test ride’ and allow those interested to ‘kick the tires’ and see if this career or hobby is for them.”

NFS will offer free hamburgers and hot dogs during the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and the first 50 attendees will receive an exclusive NFS swag bag. Each attendee will also receive a raffle ticket to win a one-hour discovery flight.

The center asks for a $5 donation to help cover the costs of fuel, and all attendees will be required to wear facial masks. In case of rain, the event will be held May 15-16.

NFS is located at 175 Ammon Drive at MHT. For more information, visit the center’s website at nationalflightsimulator.com or Facebook page @nationalflightsimulator.