Licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration, Shenandoah Flying Adventures leads students skyward through training options that range from introductory flights to full pilot-certification programs. The squadron's 60-minute Discovery flight gives aeronautical novices a feel for all that flying entails, beginning with a lesson and preflight aircraft inspection and culminating with the student's taking control of the plane as a certified instructor looks on. The program offers a way for curious cloud-gazers to give flying a try without committing to all the resources necessary to earning a pilot's license, such as changing your first name to Captain. Should students wish to pursue aerial studies further, the time spent aloft can contribute to a full certification, which Shenandoah Flying Adventures offers among its slate of courses.:m]]
Catering to all curious pilots—whether you own your own airplane, or are climbing into the cockpit for the very first time—the 45 certified flight instructors and team of mechanics at Freedom Aviation safely usher aeronauts to the skies. From their post at Lynchburg Regional Airport, the aviation academy's fleet of top-notch Cessnas are available for flight training programs ranging from multi-engine rating to Bald Eagle certification, which comes with an optional bird costume to be worn at all times.
Virginia Wine Lover Magazine celebrates Virginia's historically significant wine culture, providing enthusiastic cork-poppers with regional grape-swilling news on Old Dominion wineries. Critical consumers can browse through Virginia Wine Lover's wine reviews, while travel-happy tasters can peruse a comprehensive listing of wineries by region. Those who enjoy pairing wine with food or overcompetitive I-spy tournaments can drink up the 'zine's information of wine-related travel, dining, and winery events around Virginia. With an authoritative, industry-savvy editorial voice, Virginia Wine Lover's features delve into fascinating topics, including a recent look at the 180-year-old Norton grape. Visit the magazine online for a virtual copy of the latest issue.
Crown Limousine's vehicles are as luxurious as the drivers are dependable: Lincoln Town Car stretch limos, Chevrolet Suburbans, and Limobusses, all stacked with amenities like iPod hookups, mood lighting, and ample leg room. Put the two together and you have a car service that gets you to your destination safely and in style. Crown services airports, business meetings, and events such as wine tours and weddings.
Riverfront Canal Cruises traces Richmond's roots back to George Washington, who first lobbied the Virginia General Assembly to create the city's canal system as a means of linking the coast to trade opportunities in the west. In 40-minute tours, covered boats glide down the James River and Kanawha Canal, granting passengers an up-close view of the waterways without having to mount a webcam on a duck. Throughout the trip, guides share old stories about the canal and the Canal Walk, broadening guests' knowledge of the area's rich heritage.
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