Up in North Andover we laid out the welcome mat, or in our case, balloons, for an open house last Saturday. People who normally pass by our gate on Sutton Street took advantage of the occasion to drop by for helicopter rides, barbecue, and lots of questions and answers with our instructors. Our certified ground instructor Dotsie was here to meet some of her new students, including Mitch and Kevin, who will be joining us when our next ground school starts on September 10th. Some other interested folks stopped by with their questions about helicopters, jobs, and training with our FAA approved Part 141 syllabus.
We also had a visit from a few people who were celebrating birthdays. Anna and Nicole stopped by with their dad and he bought them each a helicopter lesson to celebrate Anna’s 21st birthday. And Walter’s buddy brought him in to redeem a voucher he had gotten online through our deal with Travelzoo. Walter spent a lot of time sitting next to pilots in his military days, but this time he got the controls and he did an awesome job and had a great time. Happy Birthday Walter and Anna!
We also got visited by a couple of families who just like to come down to the airport on weekends. In my time here I’ve met a lot of people who love to hang out at the Lawrence airport on a beautiful Saturday and watch the airplanes and helicopters fly. Now they had a chance to see what the helicopters look like from the inside and even take a ride!
We loved the chance to meet all the people who stopped by to see the school, from helicopter students to those who were just curious. And even though the open house is over, our door is still open every day – just stop in and say hi!