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Chapter 240 Member to Receive Delaware Achievement Award


James Reagan

August 21, 2012 - The recipient for the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF) 2012 Youth Aviation Achievement Award is EAA Chapter 240 member James Reagan, 18, of Hockessin, Delaware. The award recognizes a young person who has distinguished himself or herself in aviation training, career development, or aviation community activities.

Reagan is an honors-level 2012 graduate of St. Mark's High School and will attend Kent State University in Ohio, where he will major in flight technology and minor in airport management. He started his flight training and flying lessons in November 2009 and earned his private pilot wings in December 2011. He has also achieved a high performance rating and a taildragger aircraft qualification rating. Because of Jimmy's volunteer work at New Garden Flying Field (NGFF) Flight Connection School in nearby Pennsylvania, he was awarded a scholarship to assist in his flight training costs.

Reagan has been working part time at NGFF as line personnel, fueling aircraft, interacting with pilots, plowing snow off the runway, and completing other general tasks. He works as camp counselor at Future Aviators summer camp at NGFF, assisting youngsters who have an interest in aviation. He also has been an active member of Chapter 240, based at NGFF, where he is in charge of the chapter's fly-outs to regional destinations and is an active contributor to fundraising efforts such as pancake breakfast fly-ins.

Despite his youth, Reagan is regarded as a full, contributing member of the NGFF and Chapter 240 teams[mp1], which have helped him pursue his love of flying.

Reagan's outstanding performance at St. Mark's High School in academic, athletic, and extracurricular activities, combined with his proven leadership qualities, have prepared him well for a successful flying career.

Reagan will receive the award at the annual DAHF Honors Banquet on September 29 at the University of Delaware Conference Center.

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