Young Eagles rally was a success

We want to pass along that our chapter had a very successful Young Eagle Rally on Saturday, October 12th. Ten pilots flew 69 happy Young Eagles under clear blue skies and calm winds.

We had a great turnout of volunteers to help make the event a success. Our aircraft varied from a classic Globe Swift to Cessnas and Pipers and RVs to two gyroplanes, and the age range of kids was from eight to seventeen. Lots of smiles from the kids and their families who joined them at the airport.

Our chapter’s Young Eagle Coordinator, Cheryl Andrade, was instrumental in both the planning and execution. Darren Coomler was our all-important ramp boss for the day…some of us (me) just called him “Big D” as he commanded the ramp with style and safety. A solid cadre of chapter volunteers served as ramp escorts, manned the administrative tables, kept the kiddie plane monitored, and answered questions from the crowd of families watching their kids and siblings fly. I think it was a great day for all, and our thanks to the many that pitched in.

Below are a few photos from the event (courtesy of Scott and Amy Whelan)…many more are available and we might even have a slide show running Wednesday night in the background….

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