TCC Hosts "Rusty Pilots" Seminar

Aug 11, 2017

Local pilots grounded because they’re behind on training can catch up Saturday and prepare for a flight review.

The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is hosting a Rusty Pilots seminar at R.L. Jones Jr. Airport to go over things like taxi and airport diagrams and new federal regulations. Tulsa Community College assistant professor in aviation sciences Austin Walden said while certificates don’t expire, sometimes pilots miss the training required at least every two years to keep flying.

"Life happens, as we all know. So, you might have a baby or you might have a career change or you might move to a new location, and maybe you don't have the same flight instructor that you used to or have access to an airplane," Walden said.

Walden said hosing the training is an opportunity for TCC to strengthen its connection to aerospace.

"Something like 7 percent of Oklahoma's productivity is actually related to the aerospace industry, so it's something that we really need to invest in," Walden said.

The seminar is free for members of the Airline Owners and Pilots Association. Non-members can join AOPA for $69 and then attend the seminar without an additional cost, or they can attend the seminar only for $69.

The Rusty Pilots Seminar is 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at TCC Riverside Community Campus and Aviation Center, located at 112 W Beechcraft Drive in Tulsa.