EAA Chapter 291 held their annual Spring Young Eagle Event on Saturday May 21, 2016. The day began with light rain showers which made the air extremely smooth giving the kids a great uneventful ride. Many kids were getting their very first ride in an airplane.
We got started a little after 9 am after waiting for some more severe wx to clear. The air was very smooth until near 1:30 pm when the wind began blowing and the air got pretty bouncy. We quit flying at 2pm which was the stated quit time and after all wanting a ride were flown.
The chapter flew 91 YEs in all that day. 6 planes handled the job.
Richard Sweatnam, Piper Cherokee 140, flew 21 kids
Clint Small, Piper Commanche, flew 26 kids
Rick Alter, Piper Cub, flew 14 kids
Ed Anderson, Challenger LLS, flew10 kids
Tim Shram, Taylorcraft, flew 9 kids
Scott Morgan, Alon A2-A, flew 11 kids
Kaden Kittams (grandson of the Morgans)
All in all it was a great day to fly Young Eagles and a very successful event!