2014 Young Eagles

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Mark your calendar for the upcoming Northern Yosemite Young Eagle events:

  • Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Columbia Airport, O22
  • Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Pine Mountain Lake Airport, E45

What is Young Eagles? A free flight of 20-40 minutes in the local area

Who can participate? Young people, ages 8-17

When is it available? From 9:00 – noon on the dates outlined above

Who are the pilots?  EAA members,qualified volunteer pilots with their airplanes from your local community

More information? Find lots of great information about Young Eagles at www.youngeagles.org

Young Eagles Rally 9-May, Columbia Airport

Young Eagles is an important focal point for EAA and our local Chapter 1337.  We are an important link in creating a spark of interest to keep aviation alive as a hobby, occupation and business in the next generation.   Volunteers, weather and Young Eagles made for a brilliant Young Eagles Rally at Columbia Airport (O22) on Saturday 9-May 2015.
  • The simulator and static display were a big hit, thanks to Joel Avery & Adrian Favareille.
  • The ramp ran without a hitch, thanks to Ed Gregory, Mike Lella & Leon Leibster, who also doubled as our photographer.
  • Ground operations and all the accompanying paper work ran smoothly, thanks to Janet Gregory, Dennis Smith, Jim “JT” Thomas, John Williams & of course Ed Sunday, who coordinates EVERYTHING.
  • Special thanks to pilots who not only donated their time but their aircraft and fuel.  Hopefully the smiles and excitement made for a great payback.  Thanks to Dave Berger, Wayne Handley, Jeff Kerns, Dale Mueller, Erik Segerstrom, Diana Sunday & Greg Triplett.
We flew 49 Young Eagle flights!  45 kids, 1 repeat, 2 parents and 1 reporter from the Union Democrat.  We appreciation for the great job everyone did.  There were smiles all around, parents and kids were very appreciative.

Young Eagles Rally at Pine Mountain Lake Airport

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Young Eagles Rally – Free Introductory Flight

For Children & Young Adults, age 8 to 17

  • Coordinated by EAA Chapter 1337 and the pilot community of Pine Mountain Lake
  • Free introductory flight and an introduction to aviation
  • Location: Pine Mountain Lake Airport, Ferretti Road & Elderberry Way, Groveland
  • Saturday, October 10th, from 9:00 to Noon
  • Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian who will complete and sign a Young Eagles Registration Form for each child prior to flight.
  • More program information can also be found at www.youngeagles.org
  • Questions?  Contact Ed Sunday at 209-533-1405 or Ed Gregory at 209-962-5061

 

2016 EAA Chapter 1337 Board of Directors

EAA’s Northern Yosemite Chapter 1337 is proud to announce the election of the 2016 Board.  The Board is enthusiastic to continue it’s mission to promote aviation at O22 Columbia Airport and E45 Pine Mountain Lake Airport.

  • Ed Gregory, President (returning)
  • Greg Triplett, Vice President (returning)
  • Mike Gustafson, Secretary (returning)
  • Allen Craig, Treasurer (returning)
  • Wayne Handley, Class II Director (returning)
  • Dennis Smith, Class II Director (returning)
  • Ed Sunday, Class II Director (Young Eagle Coordinator, returning)
  • Jim Thomas, Safety Council
  • Dick Collier, Technical Council

Congratulations to our new Board.  If you have ideas, topics or suggestions please feel free to contact, Ed Gregory at jagegg@nullsbcglobal.net or 209-962-5061

Young Eagles at Pine Mountain Lake Airport

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Northern Yosemite Young Eagle Rally at Pine Mountain Lake Airport:

  • Young Eagles: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 to Noon
    • At Pine Mountain Lake Airport, E45, Ferretti Road & Elderberry Way, Groveland
  • PML Airport Display Day: Also September 24th is PML Airport Display Day, so expect to see other interesting airplanes on display
  • PML Airport Appreciation Day: Enjoying fun at the airport? Come back on Saturday, October 1st for airplane and car antics at PML Airport, 11:00-3:00

What is Young Eagles? A free flight of 20-40 minutes in the local area

Who can participate? Young people, ages 8-17, accompanied by parent or guardian

Who are the pilots?  EAA members that are qualified, volunteer their time and airplanes to help young people experience the thrill of aviation

More information? Find lots of great information about Young Eagles at www.youngeagles.org or contact one of our local coordinators: Ed Sunday 743-6350 or Ed Gregory 962-5061

Ford TriMotor at PML Airport December 16-18, 2016

1928 Fully restored Ford TriMotor is coming to PML Airport (E45).

  • Rides at $70 online for adults ($75 walk-up) and $50 for children under 17.
  • See the grandeur of the high Sierras from a seat in flying history!
  • Friday thru Sunday, December 16-18, 2016, from 9:00 to 4:00 daily.
  • Pine Mountain Lake Airport (E45) is on Elderberry Way (off Ferretti Road), Groveland, CA.
  • Go to http://www.flytheford.org for more information and reservations.
  • Not ready to fly? Stop in for a free tour and to take photos.

Experience history in action.

  • This was the first US passenger airliner!
  • Built by Ford Motor Company in 1928 with 3 engines to build passenger confidence, and with steering wheels in the cockpit.
  • Only 5 ford TriMotors are still flying in the world … and one is coming to us!
  • This airplane initiated air travel that we know today, inspiring the first passenger terminals, paved runways, and airport hotels.