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|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on October 1, 2016 at 2:25 AM||comments (2)|
Post event update: We ended up providing 49 rides for Young eagles at the event in Morgan Airport. The weather was perfect, a big thank you to all the volunteers who worked to make this event a success!
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on August 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM||comments (4)|
USe the link above to register for the Young Eagles Rally at Ogden Airport on October 8th, 2016
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on August 14, 2016 at 11:40 AM||comments (2)|
Exciting news from EAA Chapter 58 Young Eagles program
Morgan youth receives scholarship to participate in national air academy
By Jennifer Vesper - August 19, 2016 146 0
The Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA) sponsors an annual Air Academy for youth with a passion for aviation. Recently, local EAA Chapter 58 has begun a scholarship campaign to give Utah youth the ability to attend this prestigious event.
Morgan resident Ethan Vesper was chosen to represent EAA Chapter 58 this summer. The $1,500 scholarship allowed Vesper the opportunity to travel to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to participate in the 2016 Air Academy, which hosts students from around the United States and several foreign countries.
Applicants were required to submit an essay, two letters of recommendation-one from a parent and one from a teacher or youth leader.
Vesper was already a participant in the Young Eagles program and has aspired to be a military pilot and eventually an astronaut since he was a small child.
Vesper graduated from the Utah Military Academy in June and signed on with the United States Marine Corps Reserves in July. He will ship off to boot camp in November of this year and then plans to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before attending college and finishing his military service. He plans to major in aeronautical engineering and minor in linguistics.
Several days of the Academy took place during the world’s largest and most exciting aviation event — EAA AirVenture. More than 10,000 aircraft arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and other airports in east-central Wisconsin.
This was Vesper’s favorite part of the journey. He was able to see aircraft of all varieties and visit with other aviation enthusiasts from around the globe. His studies in Russian paid off as he was able to help several Russian-speaking visitors purchase items and navigate the area in their native tongue.
“It was so cool to know that I could actually converse in Russian. It is one thing to learn the language in a classroom setting, but to use it with native speakers was a whole new experience,” said Vesper.
The AirVenture included an evening air show. During this show aircraft dazzled the crowd with a display of precision aerobatics from many of the world’s top air show performers mixed with dazzling pyrotechnics including the “Wall of Fire.”
Academy activities included flight experience in a helicopter as well other aircraft, workshops and classroom study.
EAA’s Director of Museum & Museum Education Bob Campbell says, “The EAA Air Academy teaches young people new skills and instills a pride of craftsmanship. More importantly, it develops their leadership potential and broadens their understanding of both aviation and themselves. The EAA Air Academy is a benchmark of personal experience . . . and an aviation experience that will last a lifetime.”
For Vesper, that proved to be true. He relayed that “it was the best thing I have ever done, definitely something I will never forget.”
Applicants need not be EAA members. The prime consideration is an interest and enthusiasm for aviation. To be on the mailing list for next year’s scholarship opportunity, please email EAA Chapter 58 Young Eagles Coordinator Tom Holt at [email protected]
The Young Eagles will be providing free flights to interested youth once again in Morgan now that the resurfacing is done on the runways. This opportunity will take place on September 17 at the Morgan County airport. An additional chance for a complimentary flight will be held on October 8 at the Ogden airport. Please contact Holt for more information.
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on June 28, 2016 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
A great morning at Duchesne (U69) for our Young Eagle Rally. WWe had great support on ground with about 5 extra people helping out. Also, we had Kent Wright and Brad Smith coming out to give YE rides with us. Go chapter 58!
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on June 28, 2016 at 2:15 AM||comments (0)|
Well, we had great weather and a good turnout with over 50 kids flown, see pictures below with some snapshots of pilots, ground crew and some of the young eagles flown with us:
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on June 4, 2016 at 2:05 AM||comments (0)|
If you have any questions on signing up, please be sure and leave a email address or phone number that we can get back to you on.
There is no charge for attending the young eagles event, but there is some applications and paperwork and signup needed so we make sure we have enough pilots and planes to accomidate the numbers who sign up.
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on February 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Sign up for Brigham event: http://brighamcityyoungeagles.eventbrite.com for Saturday, June 4th
Here is a pic of Tom and Russ manning the recruitment desk at Family night for Boys and Girls club in Brigham City
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on December 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM||comments (1)|
These are the date/times for our 2016 Young Eagle events:
2016 Young Eagle Rally Dates
Saturday, May 21st Duchesne (U69) (8:00 a.m.)
Saturday, June 4th @ Brigham City (BMC) (8:00 a.m)
Saturday, September 17th @ Morgan (U69) (8:00 a.m.)
Saturday, October 8th @ Ogden (OGD) (8:00 a.m.)
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on December 18, 2015 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
Our December meeting was a pot luck event at CB Aviation hangers. The pictures show a fun game called Skittles where you wrap a string around a top and give it a spin and it knocks down pins for different point levels. Several gave it a try but Ed was the champion. Great food and music and we had spouses and time to sit down and visit and walk around the airplanes. Ed handed out an award called "Excellence in Consistency" and "Consistently Excellent" to Don Pantone for his efforts as treasurer and Young eagle flights he has put in over the years. An award was also given to Tom Holt for his efforts with Young Eagles program the last several years as the 2nd recipient of the Don Pantone award.
|Posted by EAA 58 Webmaster on December 11, 2015 at 3:40 PM||comments (0)|
For our November meeting we met in Glen Gunthers hanger and he presented his Sea Ray project progress. We had Pizza and drinks and listened to a general EAA update from member Charlie Precourt and discussed our planned activity in December as a pot luck event for Holiday Celebration on Thursday, Dec 17th at CB Aviation hanger at 6 p.m.
Pictures of Glens project have been added to the project section of the web site for more info, pictures above show the gathering at Glen's Hanger.