Young Eagles flights in Zodie Rocket N601LE

Hi Everyone,

EAA chapter #1311 had a great opportunity to fly Young Eagles a few weekends ago. We hosted a group of Boy Scouts. It felt like the first day of spring after a long winter! Over 25 boys participated. I ended up providing flights for three of them. The last flight was with a 15 year old who is a friend of the family. He flew my plane for over 1/2 the flight, and I told his parents that he did such a good job, he was now ready to start flight training!

Enjoy the photos, and for those of you who have not yet finished your project, keep after it. Soon you will be flying and giving rides to kids from your neighborhood!

A special thanks to Dave Stucker for the nice Photos!

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Comment by Kevin McCune on March 31, 2010 at 9:00pm
Very Cool!
Hope I can do that with my 701 some day!

Comment by Patrick Hoyt on March 20, 2010 at 6:03pm
I remember when an old pilot gave a little kid a ride in his airplane about 40 years ago...

I was that kid, and it meant a lot to me and was something that I'll never forget. When I finish my Zodiac I'd like to give other kids the same experience.
Comment by Jim Snyder on March 18, 2010 at 9:55am
Great photos, Chuck. Sorry I wasn't able to participate this time. Anxious to get my CH 650 completed so I can get back to Young Eagles. Hopefully, later this year.
Comment by Bob Simmons on March 16, 2010 at 11:20am
Young Eagles is one of the things I'm really looking forward to.
Comment by Zenith.Aero on March 15, 2010 at 1:39pm
Chuck - Wonderful post!

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