Free airplane rides for youth on May 19 in Red WingEAA Chapter 1518, located at the Red Wing Regional Airport, will be holding the “International Learn to Fly Day” sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association on May 19. Locally, EAA Chapter 1518 will be hosting a “Young Eagles Rally” in support of this world wide event.
EAA Chapter 1518, located at the Red Wing Regional Airport, will be holding the “International Learn to Fly Day” sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association on May 19. Locally, EAA Chapter 1518 will be hosting a “Young Eagles Rally” in support of this world wide event.
Young Eagles is a program started by the national EAA organization in 1992 to promote and encourage youth and young adult participation in aviation activities.
Free airplane rides are offered to youths ages 8 to 17 with parental/guardian consent. Upon completion of their flight the Young Eagles also offer:
--Free student membership (until their 19th birthday) in the EAA organization including a subscription to Sports Aviation Magazine.
--Free online ground school sponsored by Sporty’s Pilot Shop which will prepare them for the FAA written exam, the first step in obtaining a Private Pilot’s license.
--Free First Flying Lesson - Youth ages 13 and up who have completed at least one portion of the ground school are eligible for a certificate good for up to $120 towards their first flight lesson at any flight school.
--Scholarships - Participants may be eligible for flight training and college scholarships.
All of these benefits are available just by taking a free Young Eagles flight.
EAA Chapter 1518 will be hoisting additional Rallies on June 16th, July 21st and August 18th. Request for the flights are limited to a first come first serve basis for each Rally. Sign up is online at the Chapter website: www.1518.EAAChapter.org
or by email at RedWingEAA1518@CenturyLink.Net.
Parental/Guardian consent is required and consent forms will be available at the airport the day of the Rally or they can be mailed beforehand. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend and share in the experience. All pilots and aircraft are certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and insurance coverage is provided by the national EAA organization.
In addition to the Young Eagles Program, this fall EAA will be launching the “Eagles Program” for adults interested in the experience of a flight in a general aviation aircraft. This program will be similar to the one for youths.
Your local EAA Chapter 1518 encourages youth ages 8 to 17 to learn more about the Young Eagles program online at: www.YoungEagles.org/flightplan. Addition information about EAA and the local chapter is also available online at: www.1518.EAAChapter.org.
RedWing1518@Centurylink.Net or call chapter president Ed Whitman at 715-425-1512 or vice-president Dan Johnson at 715-441-1790.