A.T.C. Flight Training Center has guided fledgling pilots through the skies with FAA-certified instruction since 1991, emphasizing good judgment, quick decision making, and practical skill. With approval from the Secret Service and FBI, and permission slips signed by their mothers, the seasoned instructors teach their flight courses in an airborne classroom high above the Potomac River. They lay out a clear path for students to earn FAA private-pilot certification through classroom lectures, hands-on flight instruction, and the Jeppesen ground and flight syllabus. Flight lessons aboard the center's two Cessna 172 planes cover basic flight techniques, such as fending off territorial weather balloons, before moving on to jaunts to other airports, night flying, and more advanced skills.
Already experienced pilots can instead embark on leisurely trips in a Cessna 182, outfitted with GPS navigation and autopilot. At the center's shop, staffers further outfit pilots with headsets, charts, and approach plates, as well as ASA training materials, aviation books, and films about flight.
The specialists at ShredStation Express shred paper documents and pulverize hard drives; they recycle items such as cables and computer towers, ensuring that none of it ever ends up in a landfill. Patrons can drop off boxes and bundles of unwanted items or schedule pickup service.
The inaugural model and fashion event brings bedazzled beauty to a regal ballroom space, feting style enthusiasts and lovers of alluring aesthetics with an energetic evening of dashing debutantes and eccentric designs. Local celebrities, including Washington Film Institute founder John Hanshaw and Miss DC 2010 Stephanie Williams, will serve as judges to the pulchritudinous performance, while audience members nosh on complimentary appetizers and revel in the chance to pick the Audience Choice winner and score fashion-related prizes and giveaways. Boogie with belly dancers to the DJ's beats while sipping on a spirited purchase from the cash bar before perusing vendor tables stocked with model-flaunted accessories. Hotel parking is $5, but a free shuttle is available from the Pentagon Metro station.
Five minutes is the perfect length of time for reading a magazine article, conducting some small talk, or, if you're a technician from Call Charley Roadside Assistance, opening an accidentally locked car. Available 24 hours a day, these techs report to vehicles as soon as clients call in with a problem. Typically, they can reach your location in less than one hour with the necessary tools, and address roadside troubles from dead batteries to punctured tires. They'll even deliver emergency fuel to cars that have run out of gas.
Rivers are difficult to navigate without a watercraft or a fish tail, which is why the owners of Rivershore Charters launched their 50-foot pontoon boat, the Miss Rivershore, to provide customers an enjoyable way of experiencing the scenic Occoquan River. Accommodating up to 46 passengers, the Miss Rivershore floats down the Occoquan, a river banked by lush, flourishing greenery and stately homes, for private charters, fishing excursions, and bird-watching tours.
During relaxed jaunts downriver, as eagles, ospreys, and herons patrol the skies or trick raccoons into selling their valuables for a song, the ship's captain relates historical anecdotes and intriguing tidbits about landmarks. As fans of the local food scene, crew members also happily ferry passengers to and from riverside eateries and can serve beer and wine onboard.
Eastern Market Tango introduces locals to the art of tango with group dance parties and lessons conducted by a pair of in-house instructors. Jake Spatz combines his love for dance and DJ'ing in his nightly activities at Eastern Market, and Maximilliano Gluzman brings the skills he learned studying tango with renowned Argentine dancers and teaching at La Academia in Buenos Aires. Their tango lessons focus on correct posture, leading, and following to help couples communicate through body language and respectfully traverse the dance floor. They also work on improvisation, to help couples find enjoyable ways to dance together in crowded clubs or ATM vestibules where space may be limited.
During milongas—dynamic tango dance parties—advanced and beginning students strut their sultry skills on the dance floor until the wee hours. Three-tiered plates of fresh fruit and dark chocolate beckon resting dancers, as pairs work their way across the studio’s spacious hardwood floors.
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