|Chapter||146||Hudson Valley, NY|
Young Eagles Flights
|A Great Day of Fun at our...|
...Young Eagles Rally, was on a beautiful, albeit hot Saturday morning. Seven different aircraft and pilots were available to educate our young guests and give the Gift of Flight.
Our thanks to Airport Manager Pete O'Brien (left) and Richmor Aviation for the use of their facilities at the Columbia County Airport (seen here with Steve Mapes, our Treasurer.)
The rally is part of the EAA Aviation Foundation's Young Eagles Program, created to get more young people interested in aviation. Volunteer EAA pilots have provided one million young people an airplane ride by the 100th anniversary of powered flight and the 50th anniversary of EAA – in the year 2003.
To our Young Eagles:
Young Eagle after flight in a Citabria
Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally, said Eric Beebe, Chapter 146 President, spokesman for the event. "We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation."
Young Eagle with Dave Jalanti in his KitFox
Pilots at the event explain more about their airplanes, allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
Young Eagle with Eric Beebe in his Cherokee
Each young person received a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name is being entered into the World's Largest Logbook, which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook along with additional information about the Young Eagles Program is on the Internet at youngeagles.org.
Young Eagle with Doug Stewart in his Pacer
Young Eagle with George Ellis in his RV-4A
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To our Young Eagles:
We apologize if we didn't get your picture; if you took one, please email it along with your name and we will add it to this page.
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