|Following is a list of Young Eagles that flew July 13, 2002:|
Jonathan B Arndt|
Jorge Luis Castillo
Young Eagles were from Acton, Ashland, Bellingham, Bolton, Boylston, Clinton, Framingham, Hudson, Littleton, Lunenburg, Maynard, Natick, Northboro, Somerville, Stow, Waltham, Houston TX and Sante Fe NM.
The Young Eagles Program was launched during the 1992 EAA Fly-In Convention at Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Its goal is to provide one million young people with a free demonstration airplane ride by the year 2003 - the 100th anniversary of powered flight and the 50th anniversary of the EAA. To date 807,756 have flown.
Eight pilots in all flew July 13th. One pilot made his flights earlier in the day before work, the remainder of the pilots stayed until 3:00 pm. Those wonderful men in their flying machines deserve a very large Thank you. Pilots and plane:
|Bill Greenberg||Cessna Skyhawk|
|Christopher Jenkins||Piper Saratoga TC|
|Jon Engvall||Beech C23|
|Lee Cooprider||Cessna 182 Skylane|
|Mark Saklad||Cessna 172|
|Nels Anderson||Piper Archer|
Special word of appreciation to the photographers (pilots Fred Moses and Hector Constantzos) who were extremely busy. They did a great job getting photos (Polaroid and digital) of the youngsters.
Coordinator Charlie Smith, was busy from beginning to end. And the registration table was a beehive of activity with Mary Smith, Betty-Lee Ward and paperwork.
Twelve of the Young Eagles that flew at the end of the flights will be receiving their certificate and poster in the mail. They have heir Polaroid photo. We used an unexpected number of certificates and posters on Saturday and ran out of them. We'll bring more next time. Thanks for your patience and understanding. You had a long wait for your flight and the day was getting warmer. Good to see you all. One young man, David Lieberman had to leave for work. We are looking forward to seeing him in August.
Unfortunately, we had to defer some flight requests until a later date. The long wait for their turn would have taken us well into late afternoon. Safety and consideration of the number of pilots who were flying on this particular day and how many Young Eagles they could fly and in what amount of time. The remaining scheduled Young Eagle Flights for 2002, include August 10, September 14, and October 12, 2002. We sincerely hope to fulfill the requests of all prospective Young Eagles.
Entrepreneurs, Oliver and Madeline Jenkins provided a good old-fashioned lemonade stand. I understand they also had delicious cookies (made by Mom0). The popular Nancy's Air Field Cafe was closed for a well deserved vacation, July 2-23rd.
A member of the Six of Diamond in an SNJ, World War II trainer, made an appearance at Minute Man during the rally.
Nels Anderson, Bill Greenberg and Charlie Smith were in Natick at the Kids Connect Family Day celebration July 3rd, 4 pm to 8 pm. Chapter 196 had a table with display of material, information, an easel with cockpit poster and some great new signs. This was part of Natick's 4th of July celebration. Several people stopped by including Daysi Kushinsky and her dad. They talked with the pilots and Daysi had her Young Eagle flight July 13th.
Charlie Smith, Young Eagles Coordinator, had placed posters and signs in several location (took two working days to do it). Towns and locations include:
Posted new signs:
The response July 13th, phenomenal.
Here is a photo gallery of the day:
To sign up for future events or for additional information, please call Charles A. Smith at 508-655-2368 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For last minute information on the day of the event only, call the airport at 978-897-3933.