Poberezny Accepts Donation For Young Eagles From 'One Six Right'
December 7, 2006 — The general aviation documentary film, One Six Right, was screened at the place it started - Van Nuys Airport, California - on Saturday, December 2, to wrap up its nationwide tour launched at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006. At Oshkosh last July, where nearly 2,000 people were treated to the high-definition screening, it was announced that each DVD copy sold during the month of July and at AirVenture would create a $5 donation to EAA's Young Eagles program.
EAA President Tom Poberezny, who attended last week's Van Nuys screening, accepted a check from filmmaker Brian Terwilliger for $15,395, representing the sale of more than 3,000 DVDs.
"We're very grateful to accept this generous donation from the makers of this wonderful film," Poberezny said. "We're also proud to have been a catalyst in its popularity in the aviation community by having the special screenings at EAA AirVenture. The mission behind One Six Right and the Young Eagles program come from the same script.the preservation and perpetuation of our shared passion for flight."
While on the West Coast, Poberezny met with EAA Chapter members and leaders, airport authorities, and other members of the aviation community.
"This celebration was a homecoming of sorts for various members of the general aviation community," Poberezny said, "I was able to interact and lay groundwork for several EAA initiatives, including preparations for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007."