Mike Land, Young Eagles Coordinator
The Young Eagle Build and Fly sessions are progressing quite well. The Flite-Test Tudor models have their fuselage built, and we are working on the wings. We also have presentations at each session covering various subjects about flying models and full scale aircraft.
The program is being accomplished with the help of AMA chapter “Chain O Lakes Eagles” . Their members have been donating their time to help the kids build and fly their models. We are very appreciative of all of their assistance.
In addition, we are in the planning stages to schedule Young Eagles rallies for next year. We are tentatively planning for the first Saturdays in May and October. We will be asking for pilots and ground volunteers to help with these.
Also in the planning stages is a Young Eagle workshop for sometime in the spring. This will likely be a one or two day workshop where participants will build a wing rib, a metal fabrication, an electrical project, and also have presentations on aircraft construction and how they fly. We will be asking for aircraft builders to volunteer to help with this.
We are also promoting AeroEducate, a free on-line service for kids to learn about aviation and earn badges. For more information on Aeroeducate, click this link . In February Paul Malloy, Director of EAA Education Programs at EAA Headquarters will be coming to our monthly chapter gathering.
Keep an eye on the newsletter and our Facebook page for details on all of the upcoming events.