Chapter 172 Young Eagles
The next Young Eagles Rally is May 6, 2017.
  
All children, age 8-17, may take a free first flight on an airplane flown by an experienced pilot. Our next event is at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia (DNL). It will take place from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
ADDRESS:
Augusta Aviation, 1775 HIGHLAND AVE, AUGUSTA, GA 30904


For complete airport information click: Daniel Field Airport   For driving directions click on Daniel Field directions .

For further information . . .

Contact Nandi Shetty, the EAA 172 Young Eagles Coordinator, at 706-414-1340 (cell)

Email: Young Eagles Coordinator, EAA Chapter 172




Breaking News January 8, 2014
Jamail Larkins
is on the Forbes list as "a leading young entrepreneur"
Jamail Larkins has turned a passion for flight into a growing business, earning recognition by Forbes among the nation's leading young entrepreneurs and innovators. Larkins is no stranger to this kind of accolade, and hopes it reflects a growing awareness in the mainstream press of the value of general aviation. He is CEO of Ascension Aircraft.
Thunderbird Aviation Interview with Jamail Larkins
Jamail Larkins
was under the tutelage of the 1996 EAA 172 Young Eagles Coordinator Wyman Fox.
At the age of 12 (13?) he took his first Young Eagles Flight with Wyman.
From the EAA Young Eagles Logbook
Jamail J. Larkins from Martinez, GA
6/29/1996 flew a Cessna 172 Skyhawk with Wyman Fox
in the years after that he increased his piloting knowledge,
obtaining his pilot certificates to the highest levels,
becoming the EAA Young Eagles National Spokesman, 
founding an aviation company,
and becoming an aerobatics pilot featured on the David Letterman Show >>> Podcast
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Also in that EAA Logbook:

8/1/1997 flew a Ford Tri Motor with Chuck Yeager
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Read about all the EAA 172 activities Jamail Larkins participated in
in 1997-1998. Unfortunately he never joined EAA 172.
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All children, age 8-17, may take a free first flight on an airplane flown by an experienced pilot.
Note that if the weather is poor, no Young Eagles flights will be made.

For further information . . .

Contact Nandi Shetty, the EAA 172 Young Eagles Coordinator, at 706-414-1340 (cell)

Email: Young Eagles Coordinator, EAA Chapter 172

 See the national EAA Website to find all about the Young Eagles program


 NEW!
Young Eagles Webchat Site
Click here for information

 

 
At the Wrens O.B. Brown Memorial Fly-in
May 14, 2011
at the Wrens Airport (65J)
EAA pilots flew 17 new Young Eagles!

 

At the Keith Brock Memorial Fly-in
November 13, 2010
at the Millen, Georgia, airport
EAA pilots flew 15 new Young Eagles!
 
At the Wrens O.B. Brown Memorial Fly-in
May 22, 2010
at the Wrens Airport (65J)
EAA pilots flew 36 new Young Eagles!


At the Wrens O.B. Brown Memorial Fly-in
May 9, 2009 
at the Wrens Airport (65J)
EAA pilots flew 30 new Young Eagles!

 
The Young Eagles flights scheduled for Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia, on March 19, 2005, were cancelled because the parent company of WJBF, Channel 6, which was sponsoring the event, required a liability insurance policy much larger than usual. It would have cost more than any organization could afford to pay. So KidsFest Day was cancelled.

 

At the Millen Fly-in
November 13, 2004
at the Millen Airport
EAA pilots flew 13 Young Eagles!


   

At the Boshears-Skyfest

October 16-17, 2004
at the Daniel Field Airport
EAA pilots flew 90 Young Eagles!

 

At the EAA 172 & WJBF Channel 6

Kidsfest
March 20, 2004
at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia
EAA 172 and EAA 242 pilots flew 261 Young Eagles!

  runway

At the Boshears-Skyfest 2003
at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia
October 4-5, 2003
We flew 134 New Young Eagles

At the Thomson-McDuffie County Airport Open House Fly-in July 26th, 2003, 52 new Young Eagles were flown!
Our total is almost 400 for this year and 3000 overall.

At the International Young Eagles Day
June 14th, 2003
A number of new Young Eagles flew.

At the KidsFest Day on May 10th, 2003, at Daniel Field
Augusta, Georgia, we flew 227 Young Eagles!
Larry Garner, EAA 172's Young Eagle coordinator, wrote:
"Thanks to all that helped out on Saturday for KidsFest, and to those that flew kids.  Looks like we flew 227, a new record for Chapter EAA172. The WJBF TV Channel 6 folks told me that they were impressed with what we do and how we handle and will offer some free advertising for our International YE Day on June 14th.  They also said that they will want to do this again next year.  (I just hope it will be cooler and less windy)  Press releases will go out this week to all the media and to all local schools for this."


We flew several new Young Eagles
at the Wrens Fly-in on May 3rd

At the Winter Young Eagle Rally
at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia,
on February 1, 2003, only twenty new young Eagles flew. Most likely the Columbia shuttle orbiter tragedy that morning affected the turnout of youngsters that afternoon. See: Winter Young Eagle Rally


At the Millen Fly-in, November 9th, 2002, many Young Eagles had the opportunity for a First Flight.

At the Fall Young Eagles Day
October 5, 2002
at the Daniel Field Airport
More than 55 new Young Eagles were flown!
Click HERE for a report.

On the
International Young Eagles Day
June 8, 2002
89 Young Eagles were flown!
Read about it  HERE


At the Wrens Fly-in,
May 18th, 2002,
no Young Eagles were flown!
It was storming all day!


At the Wrens Gourd Festival,
March 23rd, 2002,
more than 50 new Young Eagles were flown!
See Wrens Gourd Festival 2002 for details

At the Winter Young Eagles Rally,
February 23rd, 2002,
170 new Young Eagles were flown!
Read the report at: Winter YE Rally 2002


At the International Young Eagles Day
June 9, 2001,
at the Daniel Field Airport
More than 75 new Young Eagles were flown!
Click here for a report.


At the Wrens Fly-in, May 12, though blustery weather cut the number of flights, more than 20 new Young Eagles were flown.

At the
Winter Young Eagles Day

Held February 3, 2001

Although it was a bit cold (in the 50s)
65 new Young Eagles flew!
Click HERE for a report

At the Boshears Air Show

Young Eagles Rally

On Saturday, September 23rd, 56 new Young Eagles were flown.
On Sunday, September 24th, more than 80 Young Eagles were flown.


At the June 10th, 2000, International Young Eagles Rally at Daniel Field, Augusta, Georgia (DNL) over 100 Young Eagles were flown. Here is what Larry Garner, EAA 172 Young Eagles Coordinator, wrote:

My most gracious thanks to all that helped out for International Young Eagles Day 2000 on June 10th.  Without each one of you helping, it could not have happened.  I was a bit concerned about being overwhelmed with the advanced promotion that we received; however, it went very smoothly.  I don't know why, but the thermals didn't become a problem and weren't noticeable until the last flights before noon.  Augusta Aviation offered a single pilot and plane for the adult flights, requiring many to wait their turn; but I didn't hear any complaints for the $5 ride's.  I did hear a lot of thanks for offering the kids this
opportunity and created a lot of interest for future flights.  Several asked how they could get in touch with us.  I did give them all our Young Eagles Hotline number (706-841-5705) for schedule updates and explained that they can leave a message if they wish to coordinate an event.

Here are the flight totals by pilot:

Tom Jackson flew 41 kids and a few adults bringing him up to 281.  He is going to be difficult to catch up with Dick Schoenfelder flew 26 kids bringing his total to 123.  100 flights qualifies him for the nice YE shirt, they'll contact you soon for size.
Tom Collins flew 24 kids, his total is now 148.
Larry Garner flew 27 kids, total now 199 (I searched for that one more).
Terry Florie's paper work is not included, he didn't turn it in.  I will include those numbers when I have them.

There were many on the ground that were an important part of the event as well.  Tom Collins, Al Newman performed pre-flights, Sondy Lawrence took lots of picture's that I will have for viewing this week.  I will send some of those to National. Others helped and I don't mean to leave them out by not naming them here.  Gerald  Boyd tethered his balloon that drew a lot of attention and added to the event.  Channel 12 came by and added us to their News at 6 on 12 that evening.  I have it on tape, it's short but it was a positive for flying.  If I can figure out how to put it on the net, I will.

Total from Saturday is 118, this year 198, total to date is 1657.

We had 52 adult names on the list for adult flights.

Check our "Calendar of Events" page HERE for further Young Eagles Day information. We want you to come take a ride...

If you are ages 8-17 and you would like a FREE airplane ride, and are interested in learning a little about General Aviation, please come to our next Young Eagles Day. Make sure you bring your parents, or a guardian...

 
At the Young Eagles Rally at the 2000 Wrens Fly-in, 55 youngsters flew . . .

 55 Young Eagles Flown at Wrens Fly-in

Larry Garner, the EAA 172 Young Eagles Coordinator,  said that the Young Eagles Flight Leaders flew  55 new Young Eagles during the Wrens Fly-in.  A half dozen or more adults were flown as well. The Flight Leaders included Larry Garner, Ron Netzer, Terry Florie and Dick Schoenfelder. Among those helping with the registration were Rita and Michael Garner, Anne Netzer and a couple more youngsters. Jamail Larkin, the national EAA Young Eagles Representative, was there greeting prospective Young Eagles and their parents as well as helping out with the registration. Larry said "I had several big kids that wanted to go again, but just didn't have the time.  Yes, it got hot and a little bumpy, but all seemed to take it well.  I had one young lady that leaned inward (almost in the lap of the one in the other seat) for the entire flight stating that she was afraid of heights.  She had more to say about how much she enjoyed it, after she got out, than the others."

If you would like to arrange a FREE airplane ride for your children's group. please contact our Year 2003 Young Eagles Coordinator, Larry Garner, at: 706-841-5705; Email: Young Eagles Coordinator, EAA Chapter 172

Chapter 172 Young Eagles

EAA Chapter 172 is proud to be a part of the Young Eagles Program, organized by the National Headquarters of the Experimental Aircraft Association. If you would like further information, on how to become a Young Eagle, and to have a free, (yes, FREE) airplane ride, please link here:
EAA Young Eagles Program Information

The National EAA YE WebChat

The EAA Young Eagles Web site hosts a live Webchat the third Wednesday of every month with various aviation celebrities. 
The Webchat lasts one hour and takes place between 8 and 9 p.m. Eastern Time. This month's featured guest is Maj. Rusty Keen, a United States Air Force Thunderbird pilot. The chat will be at 8:00 PM EST on January 18, 2006. 
This hour of discussion is enjoyed by aviation enthusiasts -- both young and old -- as they are able to ask questions and receive live answers. 
Young Eagles WebChat

The National EAA office is compiling the largest logbook in the world! It contains the names of every Young Eagle flown. If you have flown with Chapter 172, your name is in this logbook!

Young Eagles Logbook

Thank you for visiting our Young Eagles page. If you or your School, or organization would like a Free, (yes, FREE) Airplane ride, please drop us an E-Mail,

or contact our YE Coordinator, Sid Brown, at : 706-814-8853
Email: Young Eagles Coordinator, EAA Chapter 172

   Or, please contact us at: WebMaster, EAA Chapter 172 . Please leave a telephone number so that we can contact you, and a Chapter 172 Young Eagles Representative will be in touch with you in a day or so.


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