Our response to Young Eagles Day was fabulous! We flew 119 kids in 5 hours, with 10 planes, 61 take-offs and landings, and all in planes with 1-3 passenger seats. Our chapter volunteers were the best: setting up and tearing down with energy and good humor, helping the kids and their families, keeping everyone safe in the planes and on the tarmac, answering questions with humor and patience, and making sure that each Young Eagle had a wonderful aviation experience.
Also, our thanks to the Young Eagles and their families for journeying to Wadsworth and patiently waiting for their flights. A couple of kids flown at a time can make for a bit of a wait, even with 10 planes flying. We appreciated your understanding.
A big thanks to Wadsworth Municipal Airport! They let us take over their terminal, lawn, ramp, and generally disrupt most of their operations for this event. We couldn't have held a Young Eagles event without their cooperation and generosity.
Finally, we'd like to offer our heartfelt thanks to our pilots, who gave of their time, expertise, equipment, and wallets (gas ain't free!). All anyone had to see were the faces of the kids to know you succeeded in sharing your love of aviation with the next generation.
Nationally, the Young Eagles program has flown nearly 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers, including the members of Chapter 846.
Each year we fly young people age 8-17 at Wadsworth Airport. Each child will attend a short ground school, followed by a free airplane ride with a qualified pilot. A parent or guardian must be present. Mark your calendar for Sat., June 8, 9 am-1:30 pm at the Wadsworth Municipal Airport, and let your child fly like an eagle!
On Young Eagles Day
Ground School. All Young Eagles had the chance to learn about aviation, aerodynamics and flight safety before their flight, taught by Joe Begany and Gary Baker. A display from Wayne County RC Club is in the background.
Flight -Young Eagle Alexa enjoyed her flight with pilot, Karl Aber.
Our intrepid Ground Crew kept the airplanes and passengers flowing smoothly all day.