The Truckee Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) chapter is returning to the Beckwourth Nervino Airport this year to hold a Young Eagles rally, offering free airplane rides for youngsters 8 through 17 years old. The rally will be held on September 9, starting at 8 a.m.
The free rides are part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program, in which volunteer pilots introduce kids to aviation by giving them airplane rides.
The EAA started the Young Eagles program in 1992 with the goal of flying one million kids by December 17, 2003, the centennial of the Wright brothers' flights. They easily surpassed that goal and to date over two million kids in more than 90 countries have joined the ranks of Young Eagles. The Truckee chapter has flown over 4.000 Young Eagles in that time.
"Free airplane rides are just part of the Young Eagles experience," said Tom Meadows, Young Eagles Coordinator. "We hope to kindle a dream that will take them into the aviation community."
Following the flight, each young person receives 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 AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible at youngeagles.org. In addition to the certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given their own logbook with an access code for a free EAA Student membership and free access to the online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, as well as several other programs.
Come fly with us!
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