EAA’s Eagle Flights® is a free introductory flight experience and informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step. It begins with a hands-on introduction, where you’ll fly with a local EAA-member pilot who will let you follow along at the controls of the airplane to get a feel for what being a pilot is all about.
After the flight, he or she can help you learn more about how to get involved in your local aviation community, including the next steps you can take on the path to becoming a pilot.
The best part? The whole experience is free. No sales. No pressure. Just a whole lot of fun and education with a big take-home point: Your dream of flying is a lot closer than you think.
Learn more about the Eagle Flights® program.
Planning for the Young Eagles and Eagles event is progressing. EAA1345's YE/E event has been scheduled for June 18, 2022 at 8:00am. Feel free to tell young people and adults in your life who are interested in aviation to save the date and look forward to forthcoming information. You are welcome to share my contact information with community members as well.
As mentioned at the March meeting, I need support to help plan this event. I need 1 volunteer to handle each of 3 aspects of this event:
national EAA lead (complete the insurance application form, get logbooks and certificates for passengers)
local EAA chapter lead (making a list of pilot volunteers and planes, event planning such as tents, tables, whiteboard)
passenger/guardian lead (creating a passenger list, directing people to online registration, printing/distributing paper registrations)
Please contact me if you have interest in helping out with one of these 3 positions.
Also, please contact me ASAP if you'd like to volunteer to fly passengers. Airworthy planes in the experimental and certified category are both allowed. The event is 11 weeks from the publishing of this newsletter. At the chapter meeting on April 13th, I would like to have a solid list of planes and pilots that will be involved in the event and have the 3 volunteer positions filled. I'll tackle as many of the long lead-time tasks as I can before the meeting.
This should be a great event which can really make a difference in people's lives! I'm looking forward to expanding aviation opportunities for our community in Central Oregon.
My contact information is: