EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

Young Eagles Report: November 2004

Filed under: Young Eagles — admin at 3:08 am on Thursday, November 11, 2004

by John Koser

from On Final November 2004Again, Chapter 25 shines in keeping the Young Eagles events going! On October 16th, we had a small but determined turnout. Pilots Mark Kolesar, Don Eide, and Pete Gavin flew 14 Young Eagles, assisted by a ground crew of Bill Brown, Jeff Coffey, Ron Oehler, and Jon Cumpton.

Winds were 15+ knots @ 290, but fairly steady. Temps were below 40°F, so we kept the hangar door closed and enjoyed the heat. Parents and Cub Scout leaders brought their charges, and were verbally appreciative of the chance for their kids to get airplane rides. As usual, Mark, Don, and Pete did an outstanding job of educating their young passengers and answering their questions.

Chapter 25 has at least nine pilots with ten or more Young Eagle rides to their credit so far in 2004. At least thirteen members have been involved in ground support of Young Eagle flights. As a chapter, we are fortunate to have these members so dedicated to the cause of making this opportunity available to young people. Let’s hope we can increase our participation in the future, and maintain our third Saturday Eagle Flights if November and December weather allow it. We will try to schedule those dates at the FBO if we can.

If you know of, or have children or grandchildren in organizations that might contact us for Young Eagle rides, especially in November and December; please pass on the information to Jon Cumpton, Jeff Coffey, or John Koser. And to all volunteers, congratulations on reaching 250 in 2004!

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