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Spirit Avionics to Host Youth Aviation Adventure Hangarfest 2013

Spirit Avionics, Ltd based in Columbus, Ohio, is proud to support the Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) mission of providing young boys and girls with the opportunity to learn about aviation first-hand by hosting the YAA Hangarfest 2013 event in their hangars.

“When the Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) program was started by Steve Wathen and Dan Kisser in 1997, the idea was to help local Boy Scouts earn aviation merit badges,” said Rick Ochs, Chairman and Founder of Spirit Avionics, “but it didn’t end there. In fact, it just kept growing and now boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 18 have the opportunity to not only hear about aviation but actually touch and be a part of the aircraft service operation. For Spirit Avionics, it is not only our privilege to support the YAA through Hangarfest 2013 but our obligation to help our youth experience the joys of aviation. They are our future.”

YAA Hangarfest is an annual fundraising event held at 4808 E. 5th Ave. in Columbus, Ohio, that is free for all to attend. The event will be held on August 24th, 2013 starting at 7:00 pm until 10:00 pm and will include food, refreshments, and a silent auction to help raise money that goes towards the YAA mission. For more information or to donate, please contact Jim Schroeder at jschroeder@youthaviationadventure.org.

The Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) program is a volunteer, non-profit, organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio with over 24 partner locations in North America dedicated to educating boys and girls about careers in aviation through education and hands-on training. In addition, YAA is proud partners with numerous groups that provide free training resources and flight time when possible. YAA is looking for partner locations in Europe and worldwide. Visit www.youthaviationadventure.org for details.


Spirit Avionics, Ltd located in Columbus, Ohio is an authorized Rockwell Collins, Honeywell, Aircell and Garmin service facility. The company is a provider of aviation services that include aircraft management, parts sales, engineering, aircraft maintenance and avionics design and integration to a worldwide network of clients.