(Heath, OH) — (August 12, 2010) — Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, August 28, 2010, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 402 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Newark-Heath Airport.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.5 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Michael Harris, spokesman for the event. “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”
Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the web at www.youngeagles.org.
Flight Rally Scheduled
Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally include a pancake, egg and sausage breakfast for six dollars catered by Simply for You Catering. The U.S. Civil Air Patrol Land of Legend Composite Flight Squadron will be on hand to assist with ground operations and will provide an opportunity for youth to learn more about how they can participate in their organization.
Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis. Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people. Many other EAA members, friends and families volunteer in many ways in support of these flights.
Those attending the flight rally on August 28, 2010 are asked come to the Newark-Heath Airport located at 530 Heath Road, Heath, Ohio starting at 8:45 am to register for their flight. Flights will begin at 9:00 am, with registration closing at 1:00 pm. The pancake breakfast will be available from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org and EAA Chapter 402’s web page is www.EAA402.org.
For information contact:
Michael Harris 740-522-4206