This month our free aircraft Display Day is being put on in conjunction with Petaluma EAA Chapter 1354 “The Liberty Flyers,” which is hosting Young Eagles flights. Both are scheduled during our standard hours of 10 AM – 3 PM.
Free flights are available to kids from 8-17 years of age. The flights are on a first come first served basis and we’ll take as many sign-ups as we can possibly fly in the time frame weather permitting. Participants will receive a free log book, certificate of flight, EAA student membership, online ground school and when completed will get them a voucher for their first lesson at the flight school of their choice and they will then be qualified to apply for scholarships and internships with the EAA. The US Coast Guard is flying in for the crowd to visit and the Petaluma Police DARE Program will be there too, and of course PAPA will have their static displays for the crowds to enjoy. Food and drinks available for a small donation. ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN. This is an experience the kids will never forget.
EAA Young Eagles Coordinator
Ron Mangon in conjunction with EAA will have a tent/booth as well as a fully-equipped glass panel aircraft. One of the Petaluma Pilot Training Center‘s CFI’s will be in cockpit of the aircraft and potential future pilots can climb into the aircraft with the CFI to see the glass panel working and ask questions. Ron will have a GPU hooked up to the aircraft so all of the electronics will be working.
We anticipate more aircraft then normal, but as usual I have absolutely no idea how many aircraft that will be. I am going to try and enlarge the display are as much as I can in anticipation. I will need volunteers for set-up, crowd control and general question answering, as well as take down. People can volunteer all day or just parts of it.
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