Young Eagles Flight Rally Scheduled for Saturday, May 10th
CLEARWATER - Once again young people ages 8-17 will have an opportunity to take to the skies on Saturday, May 10th , as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 282 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Clearwater Airpark, 1000 N. Hercules Ave., Clearwater. The rain date is scheduled for Saturday, May 17th.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.1 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
"Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally," said Ed Dolezal, coordinator for the event. "We hope to interest young people to learn more about all of the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation."
Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes so young people can discover how airplanes work.
Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the "World's Largest Logbook," which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet at www.youngeagles.org .
Other activities scheduled during the Flight Rally include a hot pancake breakfast with coffee and orange juice, beginning at 8.30 a.m., available at a nominal charge in support of the Young Eagles Rally.
Those attending the flight rally on Saturday, May 10th are asked to come to Clearwater Airpark starting at 8 a.m. to register for their flight. A parent or guardian must be present to register their child. Flights will begin at 9 a.m., with registration closing at 11 a.m. Flights end by noon. Please check www.eaa282.org at around 4 p.m. on Friday for any cancellation notice due to adverse forecasted weather for the rally date.
Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet. Access to EAA's Home Page is available at www.eaa.org. The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org . EAA Chapter 282 of Clearwater's webpage is: www.eaa282.org.
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