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Blue skies,

Carmelo Turdo, Mark Nankivil and Fred Harl - The Aero Experience Team

Monday, March 30, 2015

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and EAA Chapter 64 Host Third Young Eagle Flight Rally This Year

By Carmelo Turdo
The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and EAA Chapter 64 held their third Young Eagles Flight event in as many months in 2015 on Saturday at St. Louis Downtown Airport.  About 40 Scouts from the Lutheran Association for Scouting were flown around the St. Louis area under a program designed by the Experimental Aircraft Association to give youth 8-17 (Young Eagles) a first flight experience.  Following the flight, Young Eagles receive access to study materials needed for the FAA written private pilot examination without cost from Sporty's Pilot Shop.  Scouts who were not on their flights toured the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum and participated in activities credited toward the Aviation Merit Badge.  Members of the USAF from nearby Scott AFB also offered advice on choosing military career opportunities. 

The Lutheran Association for Scouting has teamed up with the museum and EAA Chapter 64 for several years, and other groups are invited to reserve a date for flights in the coming months.  For reservations, please contact the museum.         

Special thanks to the pilots who flew their aircraft and Ideal Aviation, our ramp Fixed Base Operator, who provided an aircraft and other assistance to make the day a success! 

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