EAA Staff Helps Celebrate International Learn to Fly Day
Cindy Frank (left) and David Monroe of the Aerostars Flight Team after Cindy’s EAA Eagle Flight on Sunday in Poplar Grove, Illinois. (Photo by Jeff Skiles)
Rob Haese of Berlin, Wisconsin, in the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh last weekend after his EAA Eagle Flight with staff member Bret Steffen. (Photo by Bret Steffen)
May 23, 2013 - EAA staff members were at various locations throughout the Midwest last weekend as part of the annual International Learn to Fly Day festivities. EAA members invited local residents to discover more about flying, including through EAA Eagle Flight experiences in their own areas.
In Poplar Grove, Illinois, Jeff Skiles joined EAA Chapter 1414 for the opening of its new chapter hangar. David "Cupid" Monroe of the Aerostars Flight Team was among the pilots on hand for the EAA Eagle Flights, welcoming local resident Cindy Frank to the world of aviation. The Aerostars team, which will be flying at EAA AirVenture 2013, is sponsored by Sennheiser, which last month committed major support to the EAA Eagle Flights program and will be promoting the program through its "Live Your Dream" initiative.
Mac McClellan and Brian O'Lena traveled to Batavia, Ohio, to represent EAA at the annual Sporty's Pilot Shop open house. The Sporty's open house is a spring tradition, as it welcomes aviators from throughout the country to its home for flying fun and fellowship.
Closer to home, EAA's Bret Steffen did his part during International Learn to Fly Day by flying Berlin, Wisconsin, resident Rob Haese on an EAA Eagle Flight. They capped off the day with a visit to the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.