April 11, 2013 - EAA's new Eagle Flights program that allows adults to discover and explore the joy and fulfillment of flight received a major boost Thursday, as audio specialist Sennheiser committed major support to the year-old program.
EAA Eagle Flights is an introduction and mentoring program designed for adults who have always been interested in learning to fly, but don't how or where to take that first step. The initiative uses the knowledge and support of nearly 1,000 EAA chapters that promote aviation and welcome new enthusiasts in local communities.
"The EAA Eagle Flights program seeks to engage people in aviation with a special focus on mentoring adults," said Jeff Skiles, EAA's vice president of chapters and youth education. "Support from forward-thinking companies such as Sennheiser will help us reach more people and grow participation in aviation."
As a leading supporter of EAA Eagle Flights, Sennheiser will provide financial resources as well as dedicated outreach assistance to EAA. The commitment complements Sennheiser's "Live Your Dream" program first introduced in 2011, which is designed to motivate and assist people with a passion for flying by helping to remove obstacles and allowing them to take a first step on a journey toward becoming a pilot.
"EAA has a longstanding history of encouraging flight training, in addition to its extremely supportive network of accomplished pilots around the world," said Christian Pulm, global marketing and strategy development for Sennheiser. "It is an honor for Sennheiser to be counted as the first sponsor of the EAA Eagle Flights program, which will provide 'first flight' adults with the information and support they need to continue their journeys toward becoming pilots."
EAA Eagle Flights builds on the success of the organization's Young Eagles program for young people, which has flown more than 1.7 million youth since 1992 and inspired thousands to pursue aviation dreams. EAA Eagle Flights adds an important mentoring aspect for adults as they seek to actively engage in aviation.