The Fly-In may have been cancelled due to COVID concerns, but that did not deter a big celebration of aviation at the Pecan Plantation Airport. And I ran into a lot of folks who showed up thinking that the Fly-In was still on. Fortunately, they still got to see and participate in quite a lot of fun and festivities.
We did not advertise that the Chapter planned to go forward with YE flights sans the Fly-In. Our new YE coordinator, John Bowen (with the support of Chapter Officers and Board) decided to go ahead with Young Eagles in large part due to about 2 dozen kids and parents who had already signed up on line.
Here’s John’s report:
We had a very successful Young Eagles event on Saturday. We flew 23 kids and 5 adults (Dick’s Ryan) with 4 pilot volunteers (Dick, Sid, Charlie & Jordan) and help with registration (Tom T, Karen, Charlie, & Kris) Charlie’s grandson added to the experience by mentoring the kids at the flight sim he set up.