YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHT RALLY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 9, 2011 Toms River, NJ-June 9 ( rain Date June 10)- Area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, June 10 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 898 hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at R. J. Miller Airpark on Route 530 in Berkley Township. The rain date is Sunday, June 10. 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 1.3 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. "Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally," said Jim Candeletti 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 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 June 9 are asked come to the terminal starting at 9:00 am to register for their flight. Flights will begin at 9:00 am, with registration closing at 1:00 pm. Families are welcome to join us in front of the new terminal and enjoy a free hot dog with the EAA pilots. 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.
Saturday - June 09, 2012
Phone: (609) 548-0959
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