Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome
“Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day at Massey Aerodrome” Sunday Sept. 9, 2018, 10 AM to 2 PM. (Weather Permitting – No Rain Date).
The Middletown, Delaware Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA #1536) in conjunction with Massey Aerodrome will provide free airplane rides to young people ages 8 to 17 from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sunday Sept 9, 2018. NOTE: Parents/guardian must be present to provide permission. FREE hot dogs & hamburgers and an opportunity to experience a FREE airplane flight over the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland. “Young Eagles” who take an airplane ride will receive a certificate attesting to your having flown on this date. There is NO COST & No obligation. The mission of the Young Eagles program is to introduce young people ages 8 to 17 to the world of flight by providing airplane rides. The flight is free, safe and flown by FAA licensed and experienced volunteer pilots. We hope to inspire these “Young Eagles” to continue to explore the world of aviation. Location: Massey Aerodrome, 33541 Maryland Line Rd., Massey, MD 21645.
EAA Chapter #1536 meets the second Monday of each month at 7 PM at Massey Aerodrome. Everyone Welcome!
Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work. You might even dream about being a pilot. If you’re nodding your head “Yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and see what real pilots do on the ground and in the air.
Since 1992, more than 1.8 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. For many, it was the start of their journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities.
Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes and you will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. This is your chance to experience the freedom of flight that many people only dream about.
Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!
1.On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
2.Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
3.In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
4.Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane.
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Our chapter is part of the worldwide network of EAA chapters. EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world’s most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA’s 160,000 plus members enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. To find out more about EAA and our programs and services, please visit our home page at EAA.org.