South Lake Tahoe area youths ages 8 through 17 will have a chance to take to the skies on September 21st as the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073 of Truckee hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the South Lake Tahoe Airport.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program which was created to introduce young people to aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.8 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. The Truckee EAA chapter has flown over 2500 Young Eagles in that time.
Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI. The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet at www.youngeagles.org.
In addition to the Certificate the new Young Eagle will be given their own Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop, as well as several other programs.
Flights occur on the day after the Lake In The Sky Air Show. Registration will occur at the air show. Due to the large number of youths who are expected to register, there will be no registrations on the 21st.
Come out and enjoy the air show on September 20th, and then come fly with us the next day!
EAA 1073 Young Eagles Coordinator