May 22, 2014 – EAA’s annual International Young Eagles Day, which has seen thousands of young people introduced to aviation each year since 1994, is coming up Saturday, June 14, and EAA members who are pilots are invited to share flying with a new generation.
Young Eagles are flown that day in both EAA Chapter flight rallies and by individual EAA-member pilots. In addition, thousands of other EAA members will volunteer on the ground to ensure the flight experience is positive and educational.
“While we encourage Young Eagles flights throughout the year, International Young Eagles Day allows us to emphasize EAA’s mission of growing participation in aviation to this new generation,” said Brian O’Lena, manager, EAA Young Eagles and Youth Pathways. “We urge all EAA members to make sure that young people in their areas have the opportunity to discover flying on that day.”
EAA headquarters staff and local members will be doing their part with a Young Eagles rally at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh on June 14. For more information about flying Young Eagles, contact the Young Eagles office at 920-426-6114 or at www.youngeagles.org.
In addition, Young Eagles chairman Sean D. Tucker will be continuing his very active schedule of flying Young Eagles at air show stops throughout the country. This past week, Sean flew 13-year-old Gianna Pellechia of Commack, New York, as he was in the area prior to this weekend’s Bethpage Air Show. Gianna is also a writer for Newsday’s KidsDay and will be sharing her experiences with her readership.