The Nov. 2018 “Young Eagles” Event at Moore County Airport was a huge success. The weather was fine, the temperatures mild, and the breezes gentle. The Pinecrest High School Junior ROTC cadets were extremely helpful and did a great job greeting the arriving kids, explaining the process and keeping the paperwork organized. For the first time, Total Flight Solutions had a handsome display and was offering information about flight training to interested students. They also donated a plane and a pilot to supplement our flying fleet. The Moore County Civil Air Patrol Composite Squadron also had a display and met with many interested young people.
The results are impressive. There were 14 planes and volunteer pilots; the team flew 186 kids (including the ROTC cadets) on about 90 different flights. The airport provided all the fuel, which is a generous donation and makes the Young Eagles program possible. All in all, it was a great day!
This video was produced by Anderson Jarvis, a youthful videographer based in Pinehurst. Our biggest and most enthusiastic thanks to him for making this video and showing the world how much fun a YE event can be.
Young Eagles Website
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated nearly 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers. We reached our goal and celebrated the 2 millionth Young Eagle flown during AirVenture Oshkosh 2016. Join us in offering every child, tween, and teen the chance to experience the Spirit of AviationTM.