Young Eagle Rally Saturday

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young_eagles_colorPlan to bring your ‘Young Eagle’ to the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport this Saturday, August 8th, 2015 from 9:00-11:00am for the 2015 Young Eagles Rally.  Young Eagles program was started by the EAA in 1992 to interest young people in aviation. Since then more than 1.1 million Young Eagles have flown, thanks to the generosity of EAA member volunteers and pilots. EAA Chapter 241 in DeKalb, Il. is proud to take part in the Young Eagles program by holding Young Eagles rallies each year.

Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge to interested young people ages 8 to 17. Pilots at the event will explain about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight. This handout briefly explains airplane components, cockpit layout and describes the flight experience. It also contains answers to common questions and safety reminders.

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.

EAA Chapter 241 requires that the parent or legal guardian complete the registration form for each child who would like to participate in the Young Eagle program. If the parent/guardian is unable to attend the Young Eagle rally with the child, please print off the registration form, complete both pages with your signature and send it with your child to the event with a responsible adult.

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