EAA Chapter 25

A Community of Aviation Enthusiasts in the Twin Cities

John Schmidt Promotes General Aviation

Filed under: Community Involvement,Member Profiles,Member Stories — admin at 2:40 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

John Schmidt recently appeared on ‘All Around Grant’ to discuss avitiation. Watch the video and read the excerpt below:

John Schmidt has been teaching kids the basics for 27 years. He has been a private pilot for almost as long. Each summer he combines the two skills with his Intro to Aviation class. Children 10 to 14 get a broad view of flight with a three week course. John also flies for the Young Eagle program, providing kids their first taste of flight in a small aircraft. He was in charge of the program at the August 20th Forest Lake Airshow where 170 kids got FREE airplane rides. He has also personally conducted 170 of the 1.6 million flights that have been flown since 1992.

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