Pilots, ground crew and three prospective Young Eagles were there bright and early at 9:00 a.m. The canopy, registration table and chairs were up and ready for sun and action. Weather conditions improved, then declined, and then improved. Young Eagles and their parents were well aware of the pilots' concerns and contacts with ATIS. Around 10:15 the flights started. By this time two more Young Eagles had registered. So a total of five Young Eagles and some of their parents were flown.
Tom McGee put out an aeronautical chart (Boston) that the older Young Eagles and their parents found very interesting. They were locating familiar spots near the field.
Two separate airport tours were given by Peter Benoit who also took most of the Polaroid shots.
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Jim Ellis, Alan Orth and Jeffrey Simon flew the Young Eagles. Special welcome and thanks to Jeffrey Simon and his Grumman AA5. Jeffrey is an EAA member who was with us for the rally.
Young Eagles Coordinator Charlie Smith telephoned from Alaska to ask about the Young Eagles Rally. He and Mary are on a well deserved vacation. We all appreciate their dedicated involvement in Young Eagles and enjoy working with them.
Report by Betty-Lee Ward
Here is a photo gallery of the event: