The EAA Chapter
Where We Give Most of Our Young Eagle Rides
Examples of Above
Average Interest in Aviation
EAA Chapter 44 is dedicated
to furthering the interest in aviation of kids who have gone up for
their first Young Eagle ride. We ask that you keep in mind that the
pilots are paying for the operation of their aircraft with their own
time and money which is limited. They are NOT able to give
additional rides to kids who would simply like to go up for more
rides because it is fun. Additional Young Eagle rides may be
available if a kid can demonstrate that they have an above average
interest in Aviation to one of our Young Eagle Coordinators in
advance of an event. Fanning that spark of interest is what our
Young Eagle program is all about.
Here are some possible examples of how above
average interest might be demonstrated:
<> Has read numerous aviation books and
can demonstrate some retention of what was read.
<> Likes to build models of airplanes.
<> Belongs to a model airplane club.
<> Perhaps they have a scrapbook of
aviation related material.
<> Can show our coordinators aviation
book reports they did for school.
<> Can you think of something we missed?
Discuss it with our Young Eagle Coordinators.
In other words, what has the kid done that shows
they have put forth EXTRA effort of their own to learn more about
aviation? The examples shown above are just that. If the Young Eagle
has done something else that shows an above average interest in
CLICK HERE to CONTACT our Young Eagle Coordinators to
discuss that interest.
Do you know of a kid who has an above average
interest in aviation? If so, contact our Young Eagle
Coordinators because we'd like to know about him or her.
CLICK HERE for additional details on those steps that can be
taken once they have taken that first Young Eagle flight.
Keep in mind that there are additional things
that can be done in our local area to further their interest in aviation.
Many aviation organizations have programs geared towards kids who
might become our future pilots, astronauts, aviation mechanics,
aeronautical engineers and aviation enthusiasts.
We can also put you in touch with a local
chapter of the
Civil Air Patrol, local radio control airplane clubs (RCCR
sailplane flying (Finger
Lakes Soaring Club) and regional aviation museums.
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