The Chapter meeting will take place every month as usual (see Home page)
Future Young Eagle events and Chapter get-to-gathers will be announced when they are scheduled.
10 Young Eagles Flown
These boys were working on their Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge. They did several aviation related things this weekend including stopping by the airport for a Young Eagles flight.
More pictures of the Scouts are in the Photo Gallery
But you won't find a face shot of the boy fixing his hair.
(Maybe we would get better picture if we paid the photographer more.<g>)
44 Young Eagles Flown
Yesterday’s Young Eagles Rally was great. Forty-four (44) Young Eagles were flown at Benton County Airport. For about half the kids, it was their first time to fly. For one of our Young Eagles, it was the first time for him to fly other Young Eagles. It might be hard to top that!
Dale flew his As a Young Eagle 5-12-2018 according to the World's Largest Logbook.
Dale, who is still a Young Eagle himself, added 11 new Young Eagles to that logbook as their PILOT!
More pictures taken by Savannah (a Young Eagle and a CAP cadet) in Photo Gallery
75 Young Eagles Flown
Many of these were first flights.
One young man was there that I knew had been hesitant about taking his first flight at the Carroll Co. event. I asked if he was going to fly today. He said, "I might try it". And he did fly today. He still isn't sure how he feels about flying but I expect to see him next month. He wasn't quit ready to take the controls this time but I think he will be ready by flight three ... maybe four.
His reaction is not typical. Most kids come back very excited and really enjoyed the flight even if they were hesitant before for the flight. A few are like the young man above. And there are a few, really a very few, that know how the feel about flying and it just isn't for them.
117 Young Eagles Flown!
Another Chapter 734 record and the first time to exceed 100 in one day
Many of these were the first flights
Jim flew his 500th Young Eagles during this event!
Dan flew his 300th Young Eagles during this event!
Kevin flew his 200th Young Eagle during this event!
And Chapter 734 flew its 2,000th Young Eagle during this event!
This is quit a list of milestones for one day.
The best may be the kids that “Flew for the First Time!”
85 Young Eagles flown today!
This is a Chapter 734 Record.
This was on a day with 100% chance of rain. Most expected very few kids to show up just based on the weather icon on people’s cell phones.
All the pilots had stories to tell about getting to Henry County due to a low broken layer of clouds early in the morning. One tried twice to get out of his home strip, gave up and drove in by car but could not stand not flying so he went back home and got his plane.
A high overcast layer remained all day and it did sprinkle a little during the event. There were still lots of smiling faces during the day and a bunch of tired people by the end.
There will be more more Young Eagle Rallies this year but dates and locations have not been set.
Carroll County Airport (McKenzie TN) April 20, 2019
This event finally happened after a week’s delay due to weather. The sun was out but so was the wind. We still had a good event with lots of kids getting to fly, many for the first time. The bumpy air didn't seem to bother the kids. They also got to try their hand with a rivet gun and metal shears. Some faces really lit up when they got to cut metal with "really big scissors".
Young Eagles Flown: 30
First Flight: 21
(see Photo Gallery for some pictures)
Benton County Airport (Camden TN) October 20, 2018
Low ceilings (low clouds) delayed the start but the weather turned out beautiful.
The CAP happened to be at the airport which give people fun stuff to do while they waited. Kids built rockets and launched them, flew drones, flew a virtual reality simulator, and maybe more.
The kids then came back to the Young Eagles Rally to fly in real planes. It was the first time to fly for most of them but a few have probably been at all our events this year.
Young Eagles Flown: 56
First Flights: 40
(see Photo Gallery for some pictures)