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View Poll Results: do you fly young eagles?
not interested 39 11.75%
interested in flying kids 64 19.28%
yes, i fly young eagles 229 68.98%
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:05 AM
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Turbo,

Let me know when the next YE event is planned by your chapter. If you need more pilots, I will fly up from long Island and fly a few kids.


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I fly most of the YE in stuart Florida. Contact Hartford EAA chapter to get on there pilot list. I have flown with them. Stay warm.
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:16 AM
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Guys, how do you get the word out about your events?
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Old 01-31-2019, 07:31 AM
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I am also one of those who did a 180 about Young Eagle flights. 4 years ago during a Saturday morning breakfast I gave about 9 to 10 rides. It was a particularly busy year for young eagle flights. About a year ago i got an email from our airport manager saying that a woman stopped by and asked for me to call her. So I did and ended up being a young man that I flew. He was 15 at that time. She ended sending me a message via Facebook of a picture that she took of us by the plane after the ride. She said that he never shuts about about flying and wants to go the the airport often. Long story short, she said that he enrolled in ROTC in College and is hoping to a Pilot in the military after graduating. I didn't go into much of details, but it was heart warming to know that I had something to do with that decision. Young Eagle's is just a pure goodness in every sense of the word. You get to fly, see kids have their RV grin and possibly change someone's life.

PS. The Risk part is some day one of them will get sick in your plane if you're not careful and plan ahead
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Old 02-01-2019, 08:10 PM
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Default That first flight can be life changing

The thing that motivates me to fly Young Eagles is the possibility that such first flights can be a life changer for the young boys and girls taking part in the program.

Speaking from personal experience, a long time ago at the age of twelve, my brother-in-law took me to Lunken Airport for an airplane ride. It made such an impression on me, that I decided that day I was going to be a professional pilot. I worked at in the following years and things worked out great. I have been flying for forty-nine years and still loving every minute of it. I finished up a thirty-six year flying career in 2012.

So when we give Young Eagle rides, we could be lighting the spark of a future aviator.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:17 AM
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saturday was an epic day for our eaa chapter 692 at stuart fl airport. 200 kids flown, pizza, donuts, hot dogs, all types aircraft including 2 rvs and one helo. these kids bring so much fun and enjoyment to me introducing them to there first flight. some start out a bit scared but they all have been cured by the end of a flight. check the little girl with her blanket and white dragon. she was a blast to be with. thanks to the jet center for a hangar and some fuel. all food contrbutions, local pilots and eaa volunteers. most of my 300 + flights have been in the rv but the r44 is a great aircraft to do the job too. if you ever get a chance to fly with me in the r44 do it. all rvers welcome any time.








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Old 05-13-2019, 05:38 PM
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Good job Turbo! Hey visited our good buddy Phil in Lake Placid he is asking when you are back in the north? It's still in the lower 40es here and pouring third day in a row...
Bring Captain Cub!

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Proud to call you my friend Turbo. Keep them smiles coming.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:59 AM
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Vlad,I remember that moment when you landed and john and I came to you with open arms. Laughing is good. Good friends is better. =VAF=

Roger, old farts headed to Sebring Thursday. Come on over with that beautiful rv14.
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I carry insurance, but even the insurance companies are looking for ways to avoid liability (so if you failed to safety one thing or did some other minor omission, they could invalidate your policy).
This is a very common, and frequently expressed, belief among general aviation pilots, but I've never seen any data suggesting it's true. My lawyer sense tells me that coverage denials for minor omissions are unlikely to be a major problem in the real world.

But I'll be the first to admit that "no data" and "lawyer sense" aren't a great basis for my belief, either. I'd be interested to hear what the aviation insurance experts around here have to say about when and why coverage gets denied.

My guess (only a guess) is that coverage denials happen only in the most egregious cases of major regulatory violations (e.g. lapsed medical, suspended license, aircraft out of annual).

After all, huge numbers of aviation accidents doubtless involve at least some minor negligence or minor regulatory violation.
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Old 05-16-2019, 11:49 AM
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We had a guy at our airport who flew 2 skydivers with his biplane. One on each wing. After the plane didn't climb so good it wound up in a field totaling the aircraft. Lucky no one was hurt. In addition to some FAR questions about the flight, the owner did not posses the required CFI hour checkout.

The insurance company paid out the entire hull value. I asked a client of mine who works in insurance. He said they almost always pay out

I would be curious if anyone has any data or stories of a denied claim. The only one I have ever herd of was a plane that went down in the ocean on a drug running flight.
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