Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work.

Local young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on April 27, 2019, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1254 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Camdenton Memorial - Lake Regional Airport 20, Airport Dr, Camdenton, MO 65020.

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Jack Chapman, spokesman for the event.  “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”

Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.  Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.  The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet at www.youngeagles.org.  

In addition to the Certificate the new Young Eagle will be given a Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty’s Pilot Shop.

Other activities scheduled for the Flight Rally include free hot dogs and refreshments.

Along with flight rallies, EAA members also fly Young Eagles on an individual basis.  Each pilot volunteers their time and aircraft so the flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people.

Those attending the flight rally on April 27 are asked to come to Camdenton Memorial Airport 20 Airport Dr, Camdenton, MO, for the registration and flights from noon until 3:00 p.m. The Young Eagles Flights are being offered in conjunction with the Dogwood Festival.    

Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at www.eaa.org.  The Young Eagles web page is www.youngeagles.org.