Chapter 1114

2019 Young Eagle Rallies

Chapter 1114 is planning three rallies in 2019:


·     April 27 at Henderson-Oxford Airport, 6514 Airport Road, Oxford, NC 27565.   Rally hours 10am-3pm.   (Rain date – May 4.)    Completed on April 27.   70 kids participated.

 

·     June 22 at Danville Regional Airport, 424 Airport Drive, Danville, VA 24540.   Rally hours 10am-3pm.   (Rain date – June 29.)    Completed on June 22.   128 kids participated.

 

·     November 9 at Harnett Regional Jetport, 615 Airport Road, Erwin, NC 28339.    Rally Hours 9am-2pm.   No rain date.   Registration opens 90 days prior to the event.

 

All rallies are dependent on weather and pilot/aircraft availability.  You can get more information by emailing Bob Cassell at YoungEagles@eaa1114.org   Note: There is no limit to the number of rallies in which a youth may participate.

 

Preregistration is highly recommended, but not required.     Go to https://youngeaglesday.com/, find our rally and preregister your child.   (Note: all Chapter 1114 rallies will be listed on this site beginning 90 days prior to each rally date.)  A parent or legal guardian must accompany their child to the rally and sign a form giving permission for the flight.

 

Other local Chapters are also planning 2019 rallies:

 

·     October 26 - Chapter 1220 at Moore County Airport, 7825 Aviation Drive, Carthage, NC 28327.   Contact Jim Murray at realtormoorenc@gmail.com or 910-638-5774.

Young Eagles Program

Our Young Eagles Coordinator volunteer is Bob Cassell. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact him by email at YoungEagles@eaa1114.org.

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. If you have a child that is interested in aviation and a free airplane ride, fill out a YE Interest Response and we'll put you on the list and let you know when we have an upcoming rally or feel free to contact Bob directly (see above).

EAA Chapter 1114 has been honored by the national EAA leadership as one of the top 25 Chapters for Young Eagles flights. We've been flying kids for 22 years and, with over 16,400 kids flown, we are ranked the number two chapter in the world!

For parents, many of your questions can be answered by reading through this link to see information for parents

If you would like to volunteer and get involved with this very worthwhile activity, it takes a number of pilot and non-pilot people to staff a rally. There is a lot of information on the national EAA site. Click here for more information. The events listing on the national website will show Young Eagles events across all North America.

For our Young Eagle volunteers and pilots, remember that you do not have to be part of an organized rally to fly Young Eagles. You can get the necessary participant forms, logbooks and certificates from Bob or directly from eaa.org online.    So if you find a young person that wants to go, take them up. Give the paperwork to Bob or you can mail it in yourself.

 

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