~ Flying High ~
“For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will long to return.” -Leonardo da Vinci
Flying isn’t for everyone but if you have never flown, you’ll never know the joy you are missing. My husband is a private pilot and he loves to fly. He works at the local airport with our featured business owner, Andy Ernst of Smokey Mountain Flyers. Andy is the flight instructor at the Western Carolina Regional Airport here in Cherokee County, NC. He has been in business since May of 2011 and has lived in the Murphy area since 2004. He has been in aviation his whole life and flight instructed part time before retiring from his full time job as an air traffic controller. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Andy enjoys flying and meeting the people here in Murphy, North Carolina and his favorite thing about having a business here is the mountains and lakes.
According to Andy’s website, “Smoky Mountain Flyers believes in offering quality service at a great price. Safety and satisfaction propel a passion to share the love of flight with a new generation of airmen. Come fly with Instructor Andy Ernst, a retired air traffic controller and professional aviator of nearly 40 years’ experience! Andy has held a pilot’s certificate since 1973, and has been a flight instructor since 1993. He is a member of the National Association of Flight Instructors, and a consummate professional in the skies.”
Andy would like to offer a half hour flight for $55 for anyone who tells him that they saw this on the ERA Carolina Mountain Homes blog! And you can check out his website HERE for all his contact information and to learn more about flying!