EAA chapters around the world held their annual Young Eagles Day events on Saturday, June 11, 2005. Youngsters ages 8 to 17 were invited to come to the airport and experience a free ride in a general-aviation airplane. These pix are from Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, R.I., where the Quonset Air Museum co-hosts the event with EAA Chapter 1363.
By Mary Grady
, Photographs by Mary Grady and Noah Forden | June 11, 2005
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Kids and their
families came to the Quonset Air Museum hangar in North
Kingstown, Rhode Island for preflight briefings on Young
They learned about
navigation, air traffic control, and the instrument
panel before even getting to the ramp.
The last stop at
the museum — a walk-around of an airplane and
explanation of the preflight and safety procedures.
Next stop is the
terminal, where kids get a chance to fly in a real
airplane. First, a few instructions and photo ops.
This being an EAA
event, there is a wide variety of small single-engine
aircraft to fly in.
First Young Eagle
of the day Ben Falvey, 11, flew with pilot Kim
Boekelheide in his homebuilt Glastar.