Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take a free flight on Saturday July 13, as EAA Chapter 240 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally and Pancake Breakfast at New Garden Flying Field. The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety before every flight.
Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet a www.youngeagles.org. In addition to the Certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given a Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s.
Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people. Those attending the flight rally are asked come to New Garden Flying Field, starting at 9am to register for their flight. Flights will begin at 9am, with registration closing at noon. A parent must be present to complete registration paperwork. Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available at www.eaa.org and www.youngeagles.org. EAA Chapter 240 website can be found at www.eaa240.org.