The annual EAA Young Eagles event has been very successful at Greenville Airport for several years.
Another one is scheduled this Saturday for youths 8 through 17 years of age. The program is designed to expose them to aviation.
Tammy Ritzheimer-Mount is leader of the local Young Eagles event. She said the rides begin in the morning, unless weather presents challenges. The kids get a 15-20 minute airplane ride and can usually see Greenville and Carlyle Lake from the sky. There will be several presentations and plenty of pilots available to answer questions.
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Tammy told WGEL’s Jeff Leidel the amount of participation has been amazing. She said they tried to shut registration off at 50, but 60 are registered now, and there’s a waiting list, too. She said people can visit the Greenville Pilots Association on Facebook to express interest in future Young Eagle flight opportunities.
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The Greenville Pilots Association and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1382 sponsor Young Eagles Day at Greenville Airport.
For more, call the airport at 664-0926.