PEACHTREE CITY, GA- Aircraft Spruce and Peachtree City’s Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field will be hosting local Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) members who will provide school-age children with an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation airplane at Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, Noon - 4 pm.
The EAA Young Eagles program is designed to give children between the ages of 8 to 17 an opportunity to experience flight in a general aviation airplane while educating children about aviation. Launched in 1992, the program has flown more than 1.5 million children in 90 countries. The 2012 Falcon Field Young Eagles Rally is offered free of charge courtesy of donations and volunteers. Aircraft Spruce, a long-time supporter of the EAA Young Eagles program is promoting the program to the aviation community throughout the southeast.
“Aircraft Spruce has been a major supporter of the EAA Young Eagles Program from the beginning and we continue to support the program today,” said Don Arrington, Director of Operations, Aircraft Spruce East.
2012 marks the second year that Aircraft Spruce has supported the Young Eagles’ flights in Peachtree City.
Flights will be coordinated by Williamson-based EAA Chapter 468. While pre-registration is not required, interested pilots or potential Young Eagles may contact Rich Woodcock, 770-605-3818or Eaa468president@gmail.com.
Arrington’s plan for the future? “Aircraft Spruce and I are dedicated to the Young Eagle Program and having children enjoy the experience of flight.”
Aircraft Spruce is the market leader in providing products and services to private pilots and the general aviation community. Founded in 1965, Aircraft Spruce is an international company, with locations in California, Canada and Peachtree City, GA. For more information, contact Don Arrington at770-487-2310.
"Next step" partnership allows EAA Young Eagles to receive logbook and free access to Sporty's online pilot training course.
To be eligible for the First Flight Lesson, a Young Eagle must enroll in the Sporty's Complete on line Pilot Training Course, finish Part I of the course and be over the age of 14.
Under the agreement, both organizations pledged to support each other's efforts to promote, protect, and expand the general aviation community.