August 28, 2013 - EAA's year-old Eagle Flights program, which provides one-on-one flight experiences and pathways for adults interested in becoming a pilot, marked its 1,000th flight on August 10 in Hickory, North Carolina. Bradley Bormuth, EAA 423388, of Hickory's Chapter 731, took Joshua Austin for a flight in a Cessna 172.
Eagle Flights was launched at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July 2012.
"EAA chapters providing Eagle Flights are making the program successful," said Trevor Janz, manager of chapters and Eagle Flights. "We set a goal of 1,000 Eagle Flight rides given the first year and our chapters made that goal.
"EAA chapters are making a difference and will help grow the pilot population and their chapter membership by supporting Eagle Flights for adults. Thank you, EAA chapters, for making a difference!"
Eagle Flights is generously supported by Sennheiser.