Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Calling All Future Pilots!!

If you have kids between the ages of 8-17 that are interested in flying, then check out this awesome opportunity for them to go flying in a general aviation airplane at no cost. These FREE flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Here is what typically happens on a Young Eagles Flight:

-First of all, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane; reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map); identifying reference points during the flight; completing a careful "walk around" preflight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane.
-Once you are ready to go flying, your pilot will help you buckle your seat belt and describe the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.
-Once in the air, you’ll see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. You’ll experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. If you are like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life.
-Most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes. Once back on the ground, there will be additional time for you to ask questions about the flight. You’ll also receive an official Young Eagles certificate, which is signed, by your personal pilot and our Chairman Harrison Ford.
Click here to read more about this unique opportunity and to contact a participating pilot in your local area.
Happy flying!