Chapter 1541 has scheduled two Young Eagle Rallies for 2018, the first on Saturday, May 12, and the second on Saturday, September 29. For those few who may not be familiar, Young Eagles is an EAA program designed to introduce young people to aviation by offering a short, free airplane ride. The
program was launched in 1992 and, nationwide, has provided well over 2 million rides. Our chapter has conducted several Young Eagles Rallies in years past and we’re going to move forward with Rallies this year also.
So what does this mean to you, the chapter member? Well, we need volunteers to help make this event a success. Volunteers are needed for both pilots,
ground handlers and event helpers. As you can see in the information provided below, the tasks are simple and will provide an opportunity to interact with the community in a positive way.
More information is forthcoming but mark the dates.
Are You a Young Eagles Pilot??
Our chapter Rally organizers need to determine what pilots in our group are currently qualified to participate as Young Eagle pilots. This means you are on record with EAA headquarters with a completed and current background check. If you are such a pilot and have interest in participating in our chapter’s Young Eagles Rallies, please let us know. If you are not sure if you are currently qualified, please email us and we will help you figure it out.
Are You a Young Eagles Volunteer??
Maybe you are and just don’t know it yet. Our chapter needs volunteers to make these Rallies successful. We need ground support volunteers, two per participating aircraft. We need people to welcome parents and Young Eagles, we need dispatchers and folks to help keep track of everything. We need some volunteers to help spread the word through the community. We need volunteers to support our BBQ Lunch. These are going to be major events for our chapter this year so please let us know if you want to help. The sooner the better. Please let us know of your interest.
We will put you on the list and let you know more as details are firmed up.