Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Mountain Air invites pilots to aviation seminars

Mile-High Community in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Hosts the “Cleared for Take-Off Experience” at the Highest Runway East of the Rocky Mountains, 
September 4-6, 2015

In celebration of its Silver Anniversary this year, Mountain Air Country Club is welcoming pilots and their families from across the country to experience the thrill of flying in to one of the most dramatic, mountaintop private runways in the world, while also taking advantage of a weekend of aviation seminars where they can earn Wings – Pilot Proficiency Credits, September 4-6, 2015.

The weekend is called the “Cleared for Take-Off Experience” and brings together guests and club members in both learning opportunities and enjoying the myriad amenities and family activities at Mountain Air. The weekend includes a Static Air Show, Golf Tournament, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Wine Tasting, Cinema on the Runway, Cookout at Orville & Wilbur’s Bar & Grill, Showcase of Homes, plus hiking, tennis, wellness and nature programs.

Perched nearly a mile in the sky and framed by the 6,684-peak of Mount Mitchell, the Mountain Air runway is the highest east of the Rocky Mountains. The runway (2NCO) stretches 2,875 feet and can accommodate turbo-props.

Aviation seminars will be conducted by Richard Phillips, FAA Frontline Manager for the Greer Tower at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport; George Perry, Senior Vice President of the AOPA Air Safety Institute and CDR USN (Ret); and Tom Freeman, Aviation Safety Specialist for NCDOT Aviation. The weekend activities will be guided by the Mountain Air Pilots Association.

Pilots must register for the Cleared for Take-Off Event. Call Marley Knowles at 828-682-1732 or e-mail at mknowles@mtnaircc.com. Pilots may also fly into nearby Asheville airport – and be shuttled to Mountain Air compliments of the Club.

About Mountain Air. Situated 30 minutes north of Asheville, NC, at an elevation of 4,919 feet, Mountain Air Country Club is located in the highest part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Award-winning mountaintop club amenities include a mountain village center, 18 holes of golf, wellness, swim and tennis, interpretive nature and hiking trails, 100-mile views and the highest aviation runway east of the Rocky Mountains. Mountain Air offers a diverse range of homesites, homes and condominium real estate offerings. For information on exclusive club membership and real estate offerings, contact Marley Knowles (828) 682-1732 or email mknowles@mtnaircc.com.  www.mountainaircountryclub.com

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