Chapter Meeting first Wednesdays at 7:00pm, Bldg. 10 Meeting Room
Fly-In Breakfast November 4th -- 8:00-9:48am
Chapter Young Eagles Make Up Day
NOTE: If those who have already registered all show up we'll have about all we can handle.
3640 Fraizer Ct.
Titusville, FL 32780
321 269 1723
Vice PresidentEdward Brennan
501 Water Side Circle
Titusville, Fl 32780
5812 Deer Trail Road
Titusville, FL 32780
21425 Hobby Horse Lane
Christmas, FL 32709
Newsletter EditorLarry Gilbert
2002 Malinda Lane
Titusville, FL 32796
8:00am til 10:00
Dunn Airpark Bldg. 10
Bldg. 10 Dunn Airpark
We provide opportunities for aviation enthusiasts to:
Video shot at our monthly breakfast: Sat. Sept. 6, 2008
What went very right was the registration and certificate process that was set up in bldg.. 10. The flow of paperwork went very well with Loretta's set up and with a table full of cookies and rice crispy treats that she made, the kids had a field day with this. Laura Wood did a wonderful job of taking pictures! Les did some ground school and visual video stuff with my laptop in the meeting room Eddie looked like he was doing some ground school too so, there was enough activity at all times to keep the kids busy. Two CAP cadets and their supervisors helped a lot out too. The disappointing part is that not all got to fly. I've been in touch via email with these 42 except for those who gave us an incorrect address (3 or 5) and gotten response from several. Most of these have been positive although a couple can't make it. It amazes me that the word got out to some so far away from Titusville. I did a ride with one from Orange City, at least one was from St. Cloud and a couple of were from Deland! Bill Heffron contacted Tville High School and at least 6 from the aviation program there showed up. Herman got a few as a result of his and Becky's efforts and other than the good Facebook response we got and the banner on our building got us a few. Loretta and I made physical sales calls to several local churches. I know you all made a good effort to recruit these Young Eagle candidates too. Good job!
We have 8 planes and pilots who say they'll fly and one who said he'd help if needed on the 18th. If the wx cooperates and everyone is well, it should be a beautiful thing. Hopefully our ground crew will return in force. I will be in touch with you all via email for the Nov. 18 event. I have the insurance coverage in place too. The Airport Authority no longer requires an event permit for Y-E Rallies.
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Young Eagles is a national program started in 1992 by EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) to introduce youth to flying by giving them a free airplane ride. This is a fun and educational experience and an introduction to aviation for youngsters between the ages of 8 - 17yrs. inclusive. Nationwide, we've flown over two million youth since 1992!
Titusville is the home of chapter 866 of the EAA and we've been involved with this program since the year 2000. Our pilots have provided free rides for hundreds of youth here! For some this can be the very beginning of an aviation career! Several Young Eagles who have flown with us have become pilots themselves and one, as a result of a ride in 2013, is a pilot with an instrument rating and is enrolled in a career aviation program at Liberty University today.
Most of all though, this is a great day of fun for the youth and parents to be at the airport and be around some interesting aircraft and people. Our pilots are FAA licensed and current and experienced. The actual ride is 20 to 30 minutes long. Before the ride, the candidate will attend a short "ground school" where they'll be told about the airplanes we will be flying. Our ground crews are very experienced and their number one objective is the safety of all who attend this event so it is fun for everyone.
For more information contact Larry Gilbert e-mail larryglbrt@gmail or phone 321 591 8783 (leave msg., I'll call you back) Check us out on face book EAA Smilin Jack Chapter 866
Larry Gilbert EAA Chapter 866 Young Eagle Coordinator
Young Eagles must be aged 8 to 17, and must have a signed parental form. We have done a Y-E Rally every October for a number of years now, and it's one of the most fun and rewarding events that we do!
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program, which has provided more than 2 million young people ages 8-17 with an introduction to the world of personal aviation.
Our Fall Young Eagles rally is always one of the most fun, rewarding and memorable things we do all year. We can always use an extra hand there as well. If you'd like to see some youngsters put their smart phones down for a few minutes and enjoy the thrill and wonderment of flying in a small airplane, then come out and help with the Young Eagle rally later this month. Even if you just chat with the parents or young folks while they wait, and share your passions for aviation and answer their questions, I bet you'll get more out of it than you expect!!
I also want to point out that our neighboring EAA Chapter 724 down at Merritt Island will be having one of their Young Eagle Rallys on the Saturday before ours (Oct. 14th). For more details about their event, you can contact their President, Don White at this e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org). So, be sure to pick up a few Young Eagle pamphlets at our next meeting and share with friends or family.
At our next meeting, we'll be talking Young Eagles, Project Reports, First Flights, and watching a short video about Oshkosh before enjoying some light refreshments. Be sure not to miss out!