Thanks to Zone Aviation, LLC, the skies around Lorain County Regional Airport have transformed into a training ground for new pilots. Zone's FAA-certified instructors help students soar towards Sport Pilot, Private Pilot, and Instrument licenses. They can even train career pilots—but leaving the runway isn't necessarily a requirement if you want to get a taste of the open air. With an interior surrounded in screens and simulated controls, Zone's Redbird FMX AATD Simulator recreates the experience of piloting an aircraft, right down to full movement up, down, and side-to-side. Zone also rents aircraft (its fleet includes a total of six planes), and its pilots can charter private trips within a 700-mile radius of the airport, as long as the destination isn't straight up or down.
2013 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Rusty Wallace allows amateurs to feel first-hand how a real race car rumbles as its tires scorch a professional speedway. Participants can either ride shotgun with an experienced driver or hop behind the wheel to tackle the track themselves. For more of the genuine experience, drivers don the full array of safety gear before climbing or vaulting through the window, including a sleek racing suit, helmet, and HANS neck-protection device.
Sheree Ferrato, owner of Verite Stained Glass Inc., bends nearly 40 years of glass working experience toward instructing beginner stained glass artists in basic techniques. At her studio, new artists don't just follow; whether they're fusing delicate glass pendants or creating their own stained-glass window, students are involved in the artistic process from design to completion. Ferrato's love of unlocking the artistic side of everyday people extends to her charitable work, as well; her pieces have provided contemplative spaces for local organizations including the Avon Public Library, the Ireland Cancer Center, and Parma General Hospital.
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The current class list includes options such as personal firearm instruction, basic pistol courses, personal protection classes, and concealed-carry classes.
At a Glance
CCW Cleveland's owner carries an impressive résumé. He has worked as a private investigator and bounty hunter, and he dons a black belt when wearing his martial-arts uniform. Two other instructors also teach at CCW Cleveland's two locations.
Whether it's for a date, a hangout session with friends or a family night, Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea is a place people of all ages and tastes can have fun.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.