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Where: Albert Whitted Park/ Airport St. Petersburg, FL
When: Sat Jan 26, 2013 10am – 2pm
FREE FLIGHTS FOR KIDS (8-17)
EAA Chapter 47 Young EaglesYoung Eagles - Free Flights for KidsAlbert Whitted Park/ Airport St. Petersburg, FLSaturday, January 26, June 8th and Sept. 21, 2013.10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.EAA Chapter 47 is part of an international effort to make dreams of flight come true for young people. EAA Chapter 47 and the Albert Whitted Airport Preservation Society (AWAPS) are sponsoring a Free Flight Event on Saturday, January 26 as part of EAA’s on-going program to introduce young people to aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, more than 1.5 million young people have taken a free airplane flight. Locally at Albert Whitted Airport our pilots have flown over 4,000 kids. The Young Eagles program is operated on a year-round basis, with International Young Eagles Day annually celebrated on the second Saturday of June since 1994. During last year’s International Young Eagles Day, nearly 5,000 children took flight on five continents (North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe). During each flight, the pilots demonstrate how airplanes fly and the proper preparations for a safe flight. EAA’s mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience- free of charge - in a general aviation aircraft for young people between the ages of 8-17. Each Young Eagle receives a certificate signed by the pilot and current Young Eagles Co-Chairs Capt Sully Sullenberger and First Officer Jeff Skiles from US Airways Flight 1549 commemorating the event. In addition to the certificate, each Young Eagle is entered into the World’s Largest Logbook housed within the EAA Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The logbook records the Young Eagle, the pilot, the date of the flight and aircraft used.For more information about the event,
contact Terri Griner 727 822-1532.
A parent or guardian must sign the permission forms: awaps.org.
For more information on the program, www.youngeagles.org