Posted by: Tony Brown | May 3, 2010

Spread Your Wings And Fly

Oregon State University’s Flying Club hosted an open house at the Corvallis Municipal Airport on May 1. The club welcomed guests with static displays of aircraft, airplane rides, free soda and hamburgers.

Guests of the Oregon State Flying Club open house enjoy hamburgers cooked and served by club board member Ron Anderson during the club’s open house on May 1 at the Corvallis Airport.

Once a WWII training base, Corvallis Airport is now the home base for the Oregon State Flying Club and the airport is also home to Reach Medical Transport, fire-fighting company Helicopter Transport Services (HTC) and Frontier Flight School which is a Japanese flight school.

Avalon Brown and Andrew Brown learn about the Robinson R-22 Helicopter from OSU/LBCC student Justin Shannon during the Oregon State Flying Club open house on May 1 at the Corvallis Airport.

The Corvallis Aero Service offers flight instruction for airplanes and helicopters plus they offer introductory flights at reasonable rates so you can experience the thrill of flying and decide if that is a sport or career for you. Oregon State Flying Club is open to Students of OSU and LBCC at a discounted rate.

Instructors are hopeful that a flight training program will be started at Linn Benton Community College that will offer students a chance to learn to fly while gaining credit hours.

Carlos Candelaria and daughter Bianca Candelaria prepare for an airplane ride with Flight Instructor Nick Hodson during the Oregon State Flying Club open house on May 1 at the Corvallis Airport.

To join the Oregon State Flying Club you will need to schedule a meeting with board members Skye Root at 801-380-1789 or Ron Anderson at 541-754-1062 to go over how the club works and the club rules. Details and information can be found at: http://flying.oregonstate.edu/

During the Oregon State Flying Club open house on May 1, Avalon Brown and Chris Brown look at the Sikorsky CH-54 fire-fighting helicopter owned and operated by Helicopter Transport Services based at the Corvallis Airport.

The REACH Air Medical Services Agusta A109 taxis out to the runway prior to take off during the Oregon State Flying Club open house on May 1. REACH Air Medical Services are stationed at Corvallis Airport in order to best serve the Willamette Valley and the Central Oregon Coast.
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