For those who desire to search toward the sky for success, this story should serve as an inspiration and a testament that helps to prove Whiteman is a valuable community asset that needs to stay nurtured, polished, and kept shiny like any other prized jewel.
10,000th Free Airplane Flight for Kids – to be Celebrated on November 26th at Whiteman Airport
The 10,000th young person is to get a free “Young Eagles” airplane ride from the pilots of Chapter 40 of the Experimental Aircraft Association based at Whiteman Airport will be on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
There should be about 75-85 flights provided on that day to kids between 8 through 17. All kids are invited to discover the gift of flight, and the rides are entirely paid for by the pilots.
The “Young Eagles” is an EAA National Program, and Chapter 40 has been providing these complimentary introductory flight experiences on the 4th Saturday of every month at San Fernando Valley’s Whiteman Airport since 1992 (except on Christmas Day or Eve). Young Eagle events start at 10:30 a.m. and run to about 2:00 p.m.
EAA Chapter 40 is arranging a VERY special flight for the lucky youngster. Details will be forthcoming.
Caveat: we will not fly if the weather that day is not safe. The alternate date if that happens will be Dec 17.
For More Information about this story, I invite those who decide to build rather than tear down to contact Dave Kolstad – Chapter 40 Young Eagles Coordinator – D_kolstad@yahoo.com YoungEaglesDay.org