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Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction

Posted by Betty Keil - Webmaster on April 18, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Aviation - Service To Our Community

We are excited!!! We will have the University of Michigan - Survival Flight Helicopter on display!


NEW THIS YEAR!

The Oakland County Sheriff's Office Helicopter will join the display at our airport during our Pancake Breakfast!

COME EARLY AND BE READY for a special "Helicopter Ops" as the Oakland County Helicopter arrives!

Silent Auction Returns to Pancake Breakfast! 

The proceeds of this Silent Auction will help send a lucky young girl or boy to the EAA Air Academy


DuPont Lapeer Airport (D95)

1232 Roods Lake Road

Lapeer MI. 48446


Cost for Breakfast

Adults $7.00

Children Age 5-10 $4.00

Under 5 years Free

EAA Air Academy Candidate Chosen

Posted by Betty Keil - Webmaster on February 15, 2017 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (2)

We are very proud to announce that our EAA Chapter will be sponsering Phil Fietko to attend the EAA Air Academy Camp 2017

Phil is a 18 years old, lives in Lapeer County and is very excited about being chosen to go to the camp this year!

To help fund his flying lessons he has been working after school and on weekends. Another way to keep himself close to airplanes and to help with flying costs, Phil packs parachutes for a local skydiving club.

His desire is to go into the military... "the Navy or the Air Force" he says. He is a busy young man! 

Our Chapter President Jack Lewis: "I am really optimistic that he will bring a lot to the camp and will gain even more through the Academy experience to help move him forward toward his aviation goals".

We look forward to his Air Academy Camp experience this coming year and will share his feedback and hopefully some photos of his stay in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


If you would like to know more about the EAA Air Academy go to: 

https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-and-flight-summer-camps/eaa-air-academy


The Young Eagles Program

Posted by Betty Keil - Webmaster on February 8, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Young Eagles Fly Days - First Saturday of the Month

Dupont Lapeer Airport

1232 Roods Lake Road

Lapeer, MI. 48446

Next Young Eagles Fly Day March 4, 2017


INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

 

Your child can join the ranks of more than 1.8 million Young Eagles® and see their world from a whole new perspective.

 

Since 1992, Young Eagles flights have been safely conducted in nearly every type of general aviation aircraft, from light planes to business jets, and everything in between.

 

What is EAA?

 

EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Local chapters are located in all 50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people and even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft, those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory. “Experimental” refers to the category of aircraft designed by the FAA for these types of airplanes. Similar to standard category aircraft, Experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by FAA.

 

Why was the EAA Young Eagles program developed?

 

The EAA Young Eagles Program was developed in 1992 to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future and the best way to convey that message is to actually experience flight in a first-hand setting.

 

What do you hope to gain by taking my child flying?

 

Each Young Eagle will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give them new perspectives on the world and life in general. Young Eagles program participants will understand that an individual's potential is unlimited and for them, the sky is the limit!



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Who are the pilots?

 

The pilots participating in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make your child’s flight possible. Each pilot is licensed by the FAA (or governing organization outside the U.S., such as Transport Canada) and all aircraft are likewise licensed by the government. The flights are conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatic maneuvers are performed.

 

How does my child become a Young Eagle?

 

If your child is between the ages of 8 and 17, find a Young Eagles coordinator or pilot near you. As a parent, you'll need to complete a Young Eagle registration form that is available from your pilot. They can help you fill out the form and answer any other specific questions you may have.

 

What will the flight be like?

 

First, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart and identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful "walk around" pre-flight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane, helping buckle your child's seat belt, and describing the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

 

Once in the air, your child will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. They will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. The length of the flight will depend on many factors, but most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes.

 

Back on the ground, there will be additional time for questions after the flight. Please note that each pilot is encouraged to follow the Young Eagle pilot guidelines, but also has the freedom to customize the flight to make the most of local conditions and facilities.

 

What happens to the registration form?

 

After the flight is completed, the pilot will issue your child the official EAA Young Eagles logbook or certificate. The pilot then returns the registration form to the EAA Young Eagles office, where the flight will be officially registered in the World's Largest Logbook.

 

At the same time, EAA understands that privacy is important. Only basic information is displayed on the web and your address and phone number will never become part of the public database.

 

EAA will send your child follow-up information about our free on-line ground school course, details regarding other youth aviation programs, and EAA scholarships. Your child's name and e-mail address will not be sold or used for commercial purposes. EAA is sensitive to keeping you and your child's contact information confidential.




Don't wait... reach for the sky at the EAA Air Academy Camp

Posted by Betty Keil - Webmaster on January 30, 2017 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

UPDATE: We are so excited! We will be posting the lucky candidate going to the Air Academy Camp VERY SOON!

The EAA Air Academy is an exciting aviation summer camp for young people.

It takes place at EAA's Headquarters in Oshkosh, WI - The Center of the Aviation Universe!

The camp is based in the beautiful Air Academy Lodge where campers will eat, sleep and make great friends! The Lodge is next to the runway at Pioneer Airport.

Everyday is filled with aviation activities, like working as a team in the flight simulators. Students learn a lot about how things fly... and make lots of flying things of their own. They get "up close" to over a hundred different airplanes in the EAA Museum.

The highlight of the entire week at EAA Air Academy is a real airplane flight!

 

Reach for the sky... and make great friends and learn about the exciting world of aviation!



Click below to sign up!

 

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DXXXDYQ

 

After the great success of our Silent Auction at the Pancake Breakfast this past May, our EAA chapter has decided to help send a young woman or young man aged 16 thru 18 to the Advanced Air Academy in Oshkosh Wisconsin for the summer of 2017.

 

We are very excited and would like to thank YOU and the local Lapeer businesses for the generous donations!

 

During this year and up till EARLY IN 2017 our EAA Chapter will be actively looking for young men and women with an avid interest of a possible future in aviation.

 

Posted above is a “link” to a Questionnaire Type Survey with a series of questions to be answered by each interested young man or young woman. Please answer this Survey as soon as possible.

 

Please watch for ongoing details on our Facebook Page. http://www.facebook.com/eaa1303/

 

We will then announce the choice of that lucky young man or lady EARLY IN 2017. We will also place that announcement on our Facebook page as well.

 

There is a Scholarship Fund in place to help with the cost of the Air Academy.


To find out more  

http://www.eaa.org/en/eaa/aviation-education-and-resources/eaa-youth-education/eaa-aviation-and-flight-summer-camps/eaa-air-academy


For more details on the scholarship and any other questions, please call: Betty Keil at 248-431-4282

 

 

 

 

 

 



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