Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1094 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the SULPHUR SPRINGS MUNICIPAL AIRPORT on Hwy 19 west of town. EAA Chapter 1475 in Wood County (Quitman/Mineola) will also be there to provide FREE Airplane Rides.
The annual rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than two million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
FREE airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally. 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.
Pilots at the event will explain the workings of their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes fly and how pilots ensure that safety is the prime concern before every flight. Pilots volunteer their time and aircraft so that flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.
Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.
Their name will then be entered in the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Logbook is accessible on the Internet at www.youngeagles.
Those attending the flight rally on April 27 are asked to come to the main airport terminal, any time between 9:00 and noon to register. Several aircraft will be available so there will be room for everyone.
A parent or guardian must be present for registration of each participant.
A family member or friend cannot legally give permission for the Young Eagle to fly. 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.
(RAIN DATE: In case of rain or high winds, the event will be rescheduled for May 4.)