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NFL Player Gets Involved as Young Eagles Co-Chairman
July 22, 2018 - Pro Bowl tight end Jimmy Graham, who earlier this year signed with the Green Bay Packers, will get involved with EAA’s Young Eagles program that aims to inspire the next generation of aviators.
Graham will be flying with Young Eagles Chairman Sean D. Tucker Monday afternoon in a flight that includes Young Eagles. Graham is an avid pilot who earned his private pilot certificate in 2012 and has since added instrument, seaplane, multiengine, and helicopter ratings. He played with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks prior to signing with the Packers last spring. Graham has caught 556 passes and 69 touchdowns in his eight-year NFL career.
The Young Eagles program recently surpassed 2.1 million young people flown, making it the largest youth aviation education program ever created. That has been possible through the volunteer efforts of 50,000 EAA-member volunteer pilots and an equal number of ground support volunteers.
Tucker has been Young Eagles chairman since 2013, becoming the sixth chairman of the program. He has brought Young Eagles to cities across America during his annual air show schedule, introducing young people to flight in a unique way.
Look for more highlights of Monday’s Young Eagles flight with Tucker and Graham in upcoming issues of AirVenture Today and on the EAA website.