New Learn-to-Fly Website Offers Free DVD

FREDERICK, Md. , Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) today launched, an easy-to-navigate Web site offering something for anyone interested in learning to fly, including a free DVD about getting started.

Whether you've been dreaming about learning to fly, are ready to start, or are already in training, has helpful information for all levels. It also features an online database of more than 3,500 flight schools nationwide, most of which offer discounts on introductory flights.

"We want people to know that learning to fly a plane has never been easier and is well within reach of anyone who has the desire," said Phil Boyer , president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. "In one easy-to access location, is designed for beginners looking for a new adventure up to veteran pilots who want to enhance their knowledge."

Visitors can use the flight school database to search by ZIP code. Many of these flight schools offer low-cost introductory flights starting at around $99.

The site offers a wealth of additional information about flying, including:

About the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

With more than 415,000 members, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association represents nearly three-quarters of all U.S. pilots. Since 1939, AOPA has represented the interests of general aviation, which covers all flying except the scheduled airlines and the military. Its headquarters are in Frederick, Md .