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Old 11-10-2022, 07:49 PM
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Default RV Grin for Young People

I fly my first young eagles event. It was such an honor to get to take up these young people for a flight and try to spark their interest in aviation! So much fun!!

https://youtu.be/ECf5ekXC5P8
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Old 11-11-2022, 01:05 AM
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Default Great language!

“Poppin a wheelie” as the nose comes up…..great kid language….I really enjoyed it.

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Old 11-20-2022, 12:42 AM
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Thanks for checking it out!
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Old 11-20-2022, 07:15 AM
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GREAT video! You did a great job with those kids! Thanks for sharing with us.
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Old 12-12-2022, 11:48 PM
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Thank you!
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Old 12-13-2022, 09:33 AM
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Nothing better than seeing the smiles on the Young Eagle kids' faces when you lift off and climb into the sky. I feel like they love the RV as much as they love the thought of flying through the sky in a little plane!
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Old 12-13-2022, 11:31 AM
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Default You're Doing a Great Thing

I've flown just over a hundred kids in our RV-6. That's not even nearly a record, plenty of other folks have flown hundreds. i had a great time every flight. Kids who are interested enough to take a ride are usually pretty sharp kids, ask good questions and listen to the answers. Every single one did some of the flying. I had about three or four who were reluctant to touch the stick, and I, well, tricked those kids into flying a by making sure they saw I still had the stick before they took it. After demonstrating a couple of turns while they followed me thru, I would always notice the stick moving on its own in subsequent turns. Then I just kind of slowly let go, put my hand on my knee and watch them fly. The look on their face when I tell them they made the last couple of turns is priceless.
I've had to slow down some because my wife is a worrier, but she still lets me fly a kid every now and then. Seriously, you're giving these kids a great experience even if that's as far as they ever go in aviation. At least they had the experience. For some, it's life changing in a very positive way.
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Old 12-13-2022, 09:29 PM
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Nothing better than seeing the smiles on the Young Eagle kids' faces when you lift off and climb into the sky. I feel like they love the RV as much as they love the thought of flying through the sky in a little plane!
I agree I flew a Young Eagle last Saturday

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Old 12-17-2022, 09:10 PM
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Thanks all. It was an awesome experience!
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