On Saturday, Nov. 14, pilots from the local Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 351 in Enterprise will be cranking up their engines and giving free aircraft rides to youngsters in the Wiregrass area.
This annual educational event gives eight to 17 year olds the opportunity to become Young Eagles and experience the thrill of flight through the volunteer efforts of local pilots. No experience is required – only the desire to fly.
Badcock – October 27 – November 25
Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Enterprise Municipal Airport, and orientation flights will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present at registration.
Young Eagles will receive a complete safety and pre-flight briefing, and after takeoff will be allowed to follow along on the controls for a most memorable flight. After landing they will receive a logbook and certificate documenting their adventure, and a certificate to participate in an FAA-approved Private Pilot Ground School. They also receive a free student membership into the EAA with discounts and opportunities for further participation in the exciting world of flight.
The EAA Young Eagles program gives today’s young people the opportunity to experience the magic of flight for themselves. These educational flights are made possible by the generosity of volunteer pilots in the area who donate their aircraft and time. There is no cost to participants.
For more information, or to reserve a flight, contact the Young Eagles coordinator Aubri Hanson at (601) 329-1334, or you can visit us on Facebook at EAA Chapter 351.
The EAA is a non-profit association of aircraft builders, pilots, and enthusiasts who further the safety and excitement of grass-roots general aviation sport flying. The local EAA Enterprise Chapter 351 frequently holds community events and rallies, along with workshops and educational field trips for students