Young Eagles Pilots: Help Grow Aviation With ‘10 for 2010’
December 2, 2010 — As the end of the year approaches, the Young Eagles office reminds all pilots that there’s still time to qualify in the annual “10 for 2010” promotion. Pilots who fly and register at least 10 Young Eagles in a calendar year earn credits that can be used to help youths further their interest in aviation. Each credit, valued at $5, can be used by your local chapter to send a young person to one of EAA’s Air Academy sessions or to support local chapter youth outreach efforts.
In the past year, chapters have used credit dollars to create air academy scholarships and pay for travel expenses. Locally, chapters have used credits to purchase safety equipment for their Young Eagle events; paid for advertising; bought materials for hands-on projects; and purchased digital cameras, laptops, printers, and projectors to provide multimedia capabilities at Young Eagles rallies and ground school sessions. Funding for the credit program comes from the generosity of donors at the Gathering of Eagles fund-raiser each summer during AirVenture Oshkosh.