ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) -- People with a passion for flying can learn through hands-on experience and courses at Ardmore Municipal Airport.

5B Aviation instructor Richard Martin says the experience opens the door for other opportunities.

"It gets them hooked on, 'Okay, I really want to keep doing this. I want to take my family here. I want to take them there,'" Martin said. "It progresses them in the field of aviation, regardless if it's for the career path, or if it's just for general aviation. It really allows them to get that feel for it."

Martin says providing the courses can help reach people interested in flying who have yet to have an opportunity to get in the pilot's seat.