Area briefs


Y to offer SNL event

PIQUA — The Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch is offering a Saturday Night Live Event on Saturday, Oct. 13 for youth in kindergarten through sixth grade. This will be a fun filled night with swimming, gym games, and the Youth Center. Pizza and lemonade will be served at the Youth Center.

Drop off begins at 7 p.m. and pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Register at the Piqua Branch or over the phone at 773-9622. The cost is $10 for members and $16 for non-members.

For more information, contact Jaime Hull at 440-9622 or j.hull@miamicountyymca.net.

Flight ground school upcoming

TROY — With new medical reforms for pilots, more people are able to enjoy general aviation. Perhaps you have always wanted to fly, but you don’t know where to begin. The dream of obtaining your pilot license is possible. Begin your flight journey at WACO.

WACO offers Flight Ground School and there is still room in the fall session. The class must have a minimum of four class participants. Ground school will be taught in 11 class sessions on Wednesday nights at WACO Air Museum from 6:30-8:30 pm. Please visit www.wacoairmuseum.org, under the Learning Center tab, for more information, including fees and materials. Call WACO at 937-335-9226 for any questions.

Pete Demers will be the instructor for the ground school. Pete brings a wealth of experience in aviation education that spans the last 15 years. Pete has over 4000 flight hours as a flight instructor, has managed an FAA approved Part 141 Flight School as chief flight instructor, served as pilot and company flight instructor for a part 135 charter operator in the Piper Navajo/Chieftain, and was selected as the FAA’s Flight Instructor of the Year for the Southern Region in 2013. Pete is Manager of Ground Training at PSA and also serves as a volunteer at the WACO Air Museum.