YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT RALLY
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012
"The kids had a wonderful time at the young eagles rally Saturday. It was the highlight of their day, week and possibly life! Trevor was not impressed at all with the fair at St. Teresa's after having been up in a plane. The carnival rides were just anticlimactic. He was so very impressed and enjoyed it so very much and couldn't stop talking about the fact the pilot let him fly the plane while they were up there. It was a day he will never ever forget. Thank you so very much for letting us know about this. What joy you brought to their lives! I remember how much I have enjoyed my airplane rides in small planes as an adult and can only imagine how much it would have meant to do this as a child. Thank you again."
Beth and Linda (and of course Trevor and Araya too!)
2010 — Great teamwork enabled us to have a successful chapter 866 Young Eagle day in 2010. Our members worked the registration, ground school, pilots, and chapter members who took pictures, greeted, and just acted friendly towards the folks and kids who attended our annual Young Eagle Rally. Civil Air Patrol cadets managed security and safety on the flight line and did an exemplary job of this. Skydive Space Center was busy and our pilots and the King Air pilot were communicating well and there were no conflicts with their operation. The event seemed to run like a well oiled machine!
|A Stearman biplane with pilot and new Young Eagle.
Last year the kids lined up to fly with Don Bolton in his 1941 open cockpit biplane, this year they lined up to ride with Ben Charvet in his 1929 design open cockpit monoplane. Who says kids don't like old stuff? Ben managed to fly six Young Eagle missions. Steve Miller seemed to always be up there somewhere flying kids in his C152, Greg Smith had a small glitch with his radio in his C172 but after getting that fixed he was out flying the kids too. Fred Burgess was first out and seemed to be coming and going a lot with his C172. Fancy, our Citabria, managed four delightful flights with kids ranging in age from 16 down to 8 yrs. Have you ever noticed that there is always a smile on both the kids and pilots faces when the climb out of their planes? It is great fun for all who are involved with this event.
Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAA's Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org.
Following the flight, each young person received a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their names will 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 at www.youngeagles.org.
Deborah Van Treuren
P.O. Box 700
Edgewater, FL 32132
386 689 2709
3640 Fraizer Ct.
Titusville, FL 32780
321 269 1723
5812 Deer Trail Road
Titusville, FL 32780
21425 Hobby Horse Lane
Christmas, FL 32709
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:
- Meet new friends and people with mutual interests
- Exchange information
- Promote aviation
- Dunn Airpark (X21)
- Fly in, drive in, or walk in.
- Lots of fun!!
- See experimental, homebuilt, classic, and antique aircraft.
- There will be good food, vendors and lots to see.
PHOTOS OF THE 2005 FLY-IN
Mark Oriza was flying his homebuilt SE5 around Dunn Airpark on this Independence Day 2005.
He had her decked out in the "colors."
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