On Saturday Oct. 13, we held our 2nd Flying Start event of the year. We had 28 attendees and numerous chapter members turnout, and I believe everyone had a good time. 15 Eagle Flights and 8 YE flights were made, with a few attendees having left prior to being able to take a flight. This time around I managed to record the event, and have uploaded the video to YouTube at https://youtu.be/i2nKahluE-0
Thank you to Tom & Mary Hilborn, Steve Mersal, and TM Gaffney for preparing hamburgers and hotdogs for everyone! Kathi Parks and John Morgan took care of Eagle Flight registration and pilot assignments. Also, having Jason Hilborn, Bill Miller, Wes Riddick, Pat Bratton, Fred Huppertz, and Bruce Buell come out to support and help in answering questions was a huge help!
I’d like to give a special thanks to John Morgan, Gordon Fowlkes, Bill Bell, Bill Thomasson, Francois de Fromont, Randy Epstein, Phil Harcourt and Sandy Asman for flying nearly every attendee as an Eagle Flight. We had a few attendees brings their kids, so we managed to get in a few Young Eagle flights as well.
I’ve already started receiving requests for when the next event is to be held. I’m not yet sure when that will be just yet, but I’m sure it’ll be an even better experience.