Its Young Eagles Time Again!

This past Saturday was the first Young Eagles Rally for Chapter 838 of  the 2023 season. With the planes tucked safely back in their hangars and the chairs put up, we can now say it was a rousing success! Chapter 838 volunteer pilots (Jim and Ed) flew a total of 29 youth through the cloudy, gray and surprisingly smooth skies of Southeastern Wisconsin. The day started out with rain, mist, fog and a very low ceiling, and it came to a game time decision as to whether we would be able to fly. But, as usual, the Racine "bubble" held, and all of the kids had the opportunity to fly.

There was Ground School once again as well. Aviation Explorer Post 218 did an AMAZING job of helping the youth understand some of the science behind flight. More than one youngster walked in afraid to fly, but once they understood it was not really magic, that there were sound scientific principles behind flight, they decided to give it a shot. Those were the biggest smiles of all upon theie return!

Our next scheduled Young Eagles Rally will be on April 8th. Registration will be available at you to all of the volunteers, and we look forward to seeing many new Young Eagles in April.

Watch this Space

As many of you know, our favorite electrician, Phil Rush, has been running cable and installing cameras throughout the building and outside for purposes of safety and security. These cameras are mainly to monitor the activity of our rental business and to ensure that the entire airport is safe and secure. But there can be another use for these cameras - the outside camera can provide a view of our airport and the activity there just for fun. So, in the near future, this area of our front page will have a live view from the outside of our building. So if you are killing time and just thinking about aviation, you will be able to see what's going on at our home base! Stay tuned.


Chapter Fly Outs Resume

Our first Chapter Fly Out of this season will be on March 11th. The destination is Madison, to have brunch at The Jet Room. Hopefully the weather Gods will cooperate. We will meet at the chapter at 7:30 and be wheels up shortly after that. As always if you have an extra seat or need a seat, please let Ed know. We hope to once again have Fly Outs to new and exciting destinations every month through November. Our July Fly Out is a great one - we have once again been invited to visit Jason Seel's private strip in the UP of Michigan for a multi-day family event. Stay tuned for more information soon about that. If there is a particular destination you would like to check out, or if you have an idea, contact Ed Becerra