Young Eagles Rally

September 14th 2002

Report by Betty-Lee Ward

Ten pilots fly 51 Young Eagles

Additional pilots and members served as ground crew. The weather was magnificent. There was a harmonious and continuous flow of activities. A fresh breath of spring was present from the newest volunteer, Caroline Hudders. Caroline ably assisted the registration table pros: Judy McGee, Mary Smith, and Betty-Lee Ward. The photographers, Hector Constantzos and Ken Roy, kept up a steady pace meeting all incoming flights. Hector and Ken took the Polaroid and digital photos and distributed posters and the certificates prepared by registration table crew. Tom McGee and Charlie Smith were busy assisting and coordinating activies, including going out and picking up Pizza donated by Papa Gino.

Young Eagles flown were from Acton, Ashland, Bolton, Boxborough, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Groton, Harvard, Hopkinton, Hudson, Leominster, Maynard, Natick, Stow, Sudbury, Upton, Wayland, Westborough, and Hollis, N.H.

"Fantastic" "Wonderful" and many "Thank-you's" were some of the comments we heard from the young people, their faces aglow with joy.

The Civil Air Patrol Squadron based at Minute Man Air Field had a table and display of CAP activities and opportunities. Manned by Lt. Ingraham and two CAP members, they were a welcome and helpful addition to the morning's activities.

Special thankyou to Nancy's Air Field Cafe! The water and fresh coffee for the pilots and ground crew was enjoyed and appreciated.

A special recognition and thanks to Sandra (Sandy) Scheurman, reporter from The Stow Paper. Sandy brought us a copy of the 9/6/02 issue (Volume 2, #47) which featured an excellent article by her. Front page "Area Youth Take a Free Ride in the Sky" photo (courtesy Chapter 196) was of Lee Cooprider and Young Eagle holding certificate. We look forward to seeing Sandy's next article that she is currently preparing.

Thank you to one and all. Chapter 196 rallies have flown 242 Young Eagles (thru 9/14/02) for year 2002. Additional flights have been made between rallies and the paper work is being given to coordinator, Charlie Smith by the pilots (16 so far). So there should be quite an impressive ending total for the year.

Next scheduled YE flight is Saturday, October 12, 2002, 9 am to 12 noon. See you there.

Young EaglePilotAirplane Type
Sabrina AlbertWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Hillary BaldassarreWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
James BaldassarreFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Jason BarrLeo HickeyErcoupe
Katelyn BattaA.J. Norman LandryCessna 150
Kyra BeaudoinMark SakladCessna 172
Jason BrassLeo HickeyErcoupe
Jake BrumbackLee CoopriderCessna 182 Skylane
Evan CadaviecoLeo HickeyErcoupe
Robert ChipmanA.J. Norman LandryCessna 150
John CotterLeo HickeyErcoupe
Cameron DelucoFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Lauren DelucoFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Jeremy DormitzerRichard OlsenCessna 172 Skyhawk
Jennifer DowningNels AndersonPiper Archer II
James EsartJon EngvallBeech C23
Michael GirardNels AndersonPiper Archer II
Alexander HetheringtonNels AndersonPiper Archer
Chris KadlikWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Daniel LambertA.J.Norman LandryCessna 150
Robert LambertJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Jayme LeeWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Noah LeichookJon EngvallBeech C23
Sari LeichookFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Lauren MalsickWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Courtney MillsJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Jeff MillsJon EngvallBeech C23
Justin MillsA.J. Norman LandryCessna 150
Haley NeilJon EngvallBeech C23
Jake PhaneufRichard OlsenCessna 172 Skyhawk II
Janelle PhaneufWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Joshua RattaMark SakladCessna 172
David ReddingLee CoopriderCessna 182 Skylane
Matthew ReddingFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Emily ReilyMark SakladCessna 172
Eric RopiakNels AndersonPiper Archer II
Sarah RopiakMark SakladCessna 172
Christopher RucinskiFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Peter RucinskiJon EngvallBeech C23
Alanna SalzmanFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Jeffrey StreetNels AndersonPiper Archer II
Thomas StreetJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Sean TannyJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Jeffrey TaylorWilliam GreenbergCessna Skyhawk
Sarah ThompsonRichard OlsenCessna 172 Skyhawk II
Daniel TrefryNels AndersonPiper Archer II
Daniel TurnerLeo HickeyErcoupe
John WatsonJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Paul WatsonJames EllisPiper Cherokee 180
Lucy WeltnerFred MosesCessna 182 Skylane
Ben WilmotLeo HickeyErcoupe

Here is a photo gallery of the day:

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To sign up for future events or for additional information, please call Charles A. Smith at 508-655-2368 or email him at mcsmith@rcn.com. For last minute information on the day of the event only, call the airport at 978-897-3933.

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