So you like the “feeling-of-flying” that driving an Aston gives you? Then you are going to love the event that our member Matt Beaulieu has planned for us from 10am-2pm on Saturday September 14. This is your chance to take the controls of a light aircraft (under professional supervision) for a “discovery flight.” Costs? You will pick-up your brunch check directly, and the club has subsidized our individual 15-minutes-of-flying down to $40/head for those taking the controls (passengers fly free). As aviators can be as young as 12 years old, kids are welcome: think of the bragging rights they will have when back at school next month. No previous experience is needed, just a thirst for new sensations. After reading more details below, let me know if I can add you to the list of attendees.
|Elevation:||107.3 ft. / 32.7 m (surveyed)|
|From city:||3 miles NW of BEVERLY, MA|
|Time zone:||UTC -4 (UTC -5 during Standard Time)|
It all starts with a get-ready-to-fly brunch at the C.K. Pearl restaurant in Essex MA. We will exchange our expectations of flying while enjoying CKP’s simple, yet elegant, traditional fare. The restaurant overlooks the scenic Essex River. If the weather-gods cooperate, we will sit outside on the deck and bask in the morning’s sunshine and warm breezes.
After our brunch and mimosas, we will drive the twisty and scenic back-roads for 20 minutes, ending-up at Beverly Airport. Once there, we will park on the apron at the Avier flight school. Avier was founded by Matt’s brother, Paul, who will be on-hand to look after us.
Two Piper Archer aircraft will be at our disposal:
On each flight, a professional instructor will take one or two AMOC members up, depending on the mix of those wishing to pilot and those wishing to passenger. The instructor does the landings and take-offs. You get the controls once the plane is level and safe.
The view of Cape Ann from aloft will be spectacular.
While waiting for your flight, you can grab a light refreshment and continue your conversations with other members outside on the patio or in the lounge. For those desiring diversion, Matt is arranging entertaining video clips to be streaming in the background.
As an optional bonus, if the flying bug really bites you after your discovery flight, additional flying experiences will be available on the day at an added cost (eg. tour of Boston, flying in a larger Cirrus plane).
Come and make some high altitude memories to cap-off your summer.
North East Representative
Aston Martin Owners Club
cell: +1 781 526 5027