* He enhanced the program's public profile and exposure.
* He emphasized the "ambassadorship" message, underscoring the EAA Young Eagles Program's significant potential to enhance the image of general aviation among policymakers and the broad public.
* He personally provided flights to nearly 300 Young Eagles.
Sporty's Pilot Shop, in partnership with EAA, provides free online flight training to participating youth who are inspired by the Young Eagles flight experience to continue pursuing an interest in aviation. ConocoPhillips is the presenting sponsor of the EAA Young Eagles Program. Learn more at www.youngeagles.org.
EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building, and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its activities, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.
Young Eagles was founded in 1992 and has provided more than 1.5 million free demonstration flights to young people around the world. To learn more visit Booth 1263 at NBAA.
Virgin Galactic Mothership "Eve" performed a flight demonstration and then the Warbirds Extravaganza took over.
$1.8 million was raised during EAA AirVenture 2009 to support the programs that will provide the next generation of aviation consumers.