|Fred Harl and Carmelo Turdo|
The commemorative flight was conducted along with several other Young Eagle flights on the overcast and drizzly Thursday afternoon. Four flights were given in rapid succession:
No. 1,999,998: Pilot Jeff Skiles (Co-pilot on Miracle on the Hudson jet) flew Braeden Edbert (10) of LaValle, WI
No. 1,999,999: Pilot Sean Tucker flew Owen Wrolstad (13) of Oshkosh, WI
No. 2,000,000: Pilot Harrison Ford flew Jodie Gawthrop (16) of Westchester, IL
No. 2,000,001: Pilot Fred Stadler (6,500 YE flight veteran) flew Annalee Wrolstad (11) of Oshkosh, WI
Coverage of the Young Eagle flights was very challenging, as the non-EAA media was kept out of the immediate area of the aircraft as they prepared for the flight. We apologize to Jeff Skiles and Braeden Edbert for not providing photos of their flight due to lack of access.