I recently started taking flying lessons at the airport in Fairfield and it is one of the most thrilling experiences of my life. The best thing about learning to conquer the skies, is that many other students and alumni are doing the same right along with me. MUM has a wide variety of clubs and activities for students to participate in and there is never a dull moment here. We may be a small town but we pack a punch!
If a student wants to try something and it is not currently available, then there a wide variety of resources available to make that happen. Knowing this, many of my friends and I banded together and created the Fairfield Flying Club and we are all on our way to having a Private Pilot’s Licence.
To learn about existing clubs and organizations you can click here. If there is something you are interested in and it is not available then with a little initiative and like-minded people it is can be easily created. You need a minimum of 5 people to participate and a faculty member to endorse the club and its activities. Once you have that information collected, then simply go online and fill out a club approval form and/or talk to a member of the GSC (Global Student Council) and then you will have take off !
The Fairfield Flying club currently consists of 8 members but we are open to new members looking to join. Our faculty member is Wally DeVasier who is an extremely experienced commercial pilot and a wonderful teacher. He has assisted us in answering many questions and arranging logistical support.
At the moment we meet once a week at the Men’s Peace Palace. To learn more about us you can email me, look us up on Facebook here or show up to one of our meetings. We meet at 10 am every Sunday to discuss the goals and future planning of the club. We also make arrangements for flying time at this meeting. Also in the near future we will be receiving club funding and a “flying room” will be set up in the peace palace. It will consist of a television, a computer and all the high-speed gadgets needed to simulate a real flight experience. Along with simulated experiences we will be having weekly study sessions to cover the bookwork that is needed to take the written test.
To explore other activities that are available check out the Department of Student Life or create your own club. Remember, the sky is the limit !