Photos: Young Eagles @ PML October 2015

Great Young Eagles Rally at E45, Pine Mountain Lake Airport on Saturday, October 10, 2015.  Great time for Young Eagles with airplane rides, static display, 2 simulators, “Planes” Theater and kids coloring.

volunteer lunch at Gregory's

volunteer lunch at Gregory’s

volunteer lunch at Gregory's

volunteer lunch at Gregory’s

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

simulator

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Erik Segerstom, , YE pilot

Erik Segerstom, , YE pilot

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Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

ErikSegerstrom, YE pilot

ErikSegerstrom, YE pilot

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Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Robert Pearson, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Allen Craig, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Jeff Kern, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Larry Roessler, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Erik Segerstrom, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Red Rossio, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Bonnie Ritchey, YE pilot

Thanks to all our great volunteers: pilots, safety, ramp, welcome, registration, aircraft assignment, simulators, static display and set up.

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.

Election Results

The ballots are in, the votes have been tallied and I’m very pleased to announce to our Chapter members the results of the election.  The 2012 Chapter officers are:

  • President              Michael Thoben
  • V. President          Ed Sunday
  • Secretary             Mike Gustafson
  • Treasurer             Al Craig
  • Class 2 Director   Dennis Smith
  • Class 2 Director   Bobby Huffstetter
  • Class 2 Director   Wayne Handley

Congratulations to all the officers and I know they will do a great job of leading our Chapter in 2012.