Friday, November 23

Young Eagles

The Flagship Detroit happily accepted an invitation to take part in a Young Eagles event at Stuart Jet Center in Stuart, FL on November 17. Young Eagles is an organization that fosters interest in aviation in young people. There were 217 young people there being treated to free rides by local pilots and EAA members. There are many pilots and aviation enthusiasts whose interest was sparked by a Young Eagles flight. Most of these aspiring aviators and their parents toured the Flagship. Fostering an interest in aviation is a big goal of the Flagship crew and we have done our part with several of our young passengers in the past. As usual our tireless Stuart crew consisting of Dennis Pugsley, Judy and Tony DeSantis, and Bill and Michelle Brooks were there to show the plane, eagerly accept donations to keep us flying and sell our merchandise. They were joined by new Foundation members Jim Brown, Bob Shurts, Alan Simon, Joe Jeransky and Frank Belsky.  The Florida Fan Club continues to grow.
Along those lines, the membership flight scheduled for Jan 5th from Stuart to the LoPriesti Charity Fly-In at Sebastian airport is full and reservations are being taken for another flight the next day with a stop in Vero Beach for breakfast. If interested, contact Tony DeSantis at 772-486-2831.

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