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Chapter 972 Reports on Successful Young Eagles Workshop
May 2021 – Gayla Leary, EAA 1132425, Young Eagles Coordinator and future Young Eagles pilot, submitted the following report on the chapter's recent Young Eagles Workshop. For information on this program and how your chapter can be involved, please visit EAA.org/YEWorkshops.
Our first workshop was a great success. I had heard of having day camps for kids in hopes of giving them an ideal experience — that it's not all about climbing in an aircraft for a free ride and then not being able to pursue aviation on their own. We are here as a chapter to let them know it is possible for anyone to get into aviation in some manner. I then saw the kits that EAA and Sporty's put out to help teach the students different areas of aviation. It was so much fun, we opened up our hangars to let them in to learn about general aviation. We live on an airpark so we had lots of space and lots of hangars to have the different work stations. As luck would have it, we all learned something that day!
We will plan another workshop this year. We will use what we learned in the first workshop to improve and expand this program.