January 2013 Young Eagles Report

A Young Eagle after a great ride with Rick Morse.

A Young Eagle after a great ride with Rick Morse.

Fog was threatening on January 12th but cleared in time for distant pilots to make it in and we had a productive morning. Twenty three kids and several adult (Eagles) had a wonderful airport and flight experience. Thanks to the everyone who helped us at this event to launch 2013 Young Eagles.

Our all time total is now 9867, only 123 away from 10,000 so sometime in 2013 we should accomplish 10,000 young eagles. Likely we will reach 10,000 in March or April if we have good flying weather during February and March. Be on hand for the anticipated celebration. We are now working on our 22nd year of officially being in Young Eagles Program since starting in 1992.

January pilots were: Paul Carter, Francis Drayton, Ken Harrill, Rick Morse, David Nieves and Tom Roberts.

Ground volunteers for January were: Joe Beatty, Joe Berger, Sharon Berger, Bill Blythe, Claude Chevelier, Ron Johnson, Xen Motsinger, Jean Roberts, Erika Sineath and Ron Shelton.

We are now in our 22nd year of young eagles flights. Please assist in finding more YEs so we can continue to excel. We all encounter families and groups with kids ages 6-18 which we can tell about our program and invite.

EAA 242 again sent two young persons to Air Academy camp in 2012. Erika Sineath (Lexington HS) and Daniel Reed(home schooled) have both had a successful Air Academy experience. Erika gave us a wonderful report in August and Daniel reported to the Chapter in November. We are in the process of identifying another teen to assist with attending Air Academy in 2013. Please consider a donation to the Selina Wolf Foundation to help EAA 242 support more of this kind of activity(sending youth to Air Academy). Send donation to: Selina Wolf Foundation, C/O Bob Stearns, EAA 242 Hangar, 1400 Jim Hamilton Blvd., Columbia, SC 29205.

Our next regular YEs event will be on Saturday February 9. We are expecting 40+ kids. We will need lots of pilots so we can get a large group of children flown.

Pilots participating in 2013: Paul Carter 8, Francis Drayton 3, Ken Harrill 1, Rick Morse 2, David Nieves 7, Tom Roberts 2.

Our Ground Volunteers in 2013: Joe Beatty, Joe Berger, Sharon Berger, Bill Blythe, Claude Chevelier, Ron Johnson, Xen Motsinger, Jean Roberts, Erika Sineath, Ron Shelton.

Go to www.youngeagles.org and select the World’s Largest Logbook to see a listing of all the EAA 242 totals since 1992.

About sheltr

2009 EAA Young Eagles Coordinator Of The Year.
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