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

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Young Eagles Soar at St. Louis Downtown Airport

By Carmelo Turdo and Mark Nankivil
EAA Chapter 64 and the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted several homeschool groups last Saturday, providing Young Eagle flights for over fifty students. The students and the Young Eagle pilots met at the museum, located right off the west apron at St. Louis Downtown Airport, before taking to the air throughout the morning and early afternoon. EAA Chapter 64 Young Eagles Coordinator, Bob McDaniel, flew some students in his Cessna 172 while others were flown in six additional aircraft. Along with privately-owned aircraft, a plane and pilot were also provided by AeroCareers and St. Louis Flight Training.  

The Experimental Aircraft Association offers Young Eagle flights as a first flight experience to youth 8-17 years of age. Flights are provided through local chapters, and following the flight Young Eagles receive EAA Student Membership, Sporty's Learn to Fly Course and first lesson benefits. Flight scholarships are also available. Click on this link for more details on how to schedule a Young Eagle flight in your area.

Here are some views of the Young Eagle Flights held October 5:

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