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Plans for EAA Sport Pilot Promotional Tour

A national tour to promote light-sport aviation is in the works, with support from EAA and the sport flying community, marketing consultant Dan Johnson told AVweb on Tuesday. "We're going forward with four locations, then we'll evaluate and regroup, then plan four more, all in 2005," Johnson said. The events, tentatively referred to as "Chapter Tours," will feature forums and seminars by senior EAA staffers, as well as a promotional aspect organized by Johnson. "This would be a weekend event at a local airport, hoping to draw about 350 to 500 people, mainly pilots," Johnson said. Ten to 15 different sport aircraft will be available for introductory flights, at fees from about $29 to $49 each. Admission to the events will be free. "I'm very pleased that EAA wants to participate in this. It's great for them to get out on the road, on the local level," Johnson said.