Chapter 221

Kalamazoo, MI

Young Eagles

Young Eagles Rallies:

June 22, 2023

Hello to all from the Chapter 221 Young Eagles Crew,

Thank you to everyone for another successful Young Eagles Rally. At the Plainwell Municipal Airport, we flew 71 youth between the age of 8 and 17. The ground crew and the pilots were awesome.

If you have not volunteered with us for a while you might want to come out and see all the excited youth who are so interested in aviation and not just a free airplane flight. Many of the youth pilots in the Plainwell Youth Aviation Program had their first flight as a Young Eagle. They may not be where they are today if you had not taken a bit of your time to introduce them to aviation.

We currently have a youth attending the Aviation Camp at Oshkosh at no cost due to the points the chapter earned through Young Eagles credits. She and her family could not have afforded the cost of that camp.

Again, thank you to everyone for your time, airplane, fuel and great attitudes.

Ginger DeVillers

Chapter 221 YE Coordinator

The rally at the Air Zoo was a great success! Thanks to all the volunteers and pilots, we flew 83 kids, many for the first time. Stay tuned for a more in-depth summary once Ginger gets caught up.

We have another rally scheduled at the Plainwell Municipal Airport (61D) June 3rd from 9:00-12:00. Let Ginger DeVillers know if you can volunteer for either ground or as a pilot. Remember that you have to take the EAA Youth protection course to be a volunteer. It is easy and if you need help with it just let us know. Thank you to everyone for all you do.

Stay tuned or check the Young Eagles Day website ( for more details…

Other EAA pilot resources are here:

Phillips 66 fuel rebate info here.

Find a flight:

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8–17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. 

For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit

EAA Young Eagles
Young Eagles Coordinator
Name: Ginger DeVillers
City: Kalamazoo
Phone: 269-903-5427
Name: Rebecca Burns
City: Kalamazoo
Phone: 269-330-3525
Email: Rebaburnsaxid@Aol.Com
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