Young Eagles

August 22, 2013 - 3:00pm

The Chicago chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen recently completed another schedule of successful summer programming aimed at steering interested and at-risk youth into aviation careers.

Chicago Tuskegee programs consist of the Legacy Flight Academy, the Educational Assistance Program (which provides scholarships) and the Youth Aviation Summer Program.

July 31, 2013 - 11:45am

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Phillips 66’s Young Eagles Rebate program, which aids pilots who volunteer their time, aircraft and money to introduce youngsters to flight. Starting in 1994, Phillips 66 Aviation has provided a $1-per-gallon fuel rebate to help offset the cost of qualified Young Eagle flights through its nearly 900-strong FBO network, and since its inception has been used by approximately 5,000 pilots.

February 13, 2012 - 7:42pm

The leaders of eight general aviation advocacy associations shared one stage yesterday morning here at Heli-Expo. They included: Ed Bolen, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA); Pete Bunce, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA); Peggy Chabrian, Women in Aviation International (WAI); Jim Coyne, National Air Transportation Association (NATA); Paula Derks, Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA); Craig Fuller, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA); Rod Hightower, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA); and Matt Zuccaro, Helicopter Association International (HAI).

March 1, 2011 - 3:30am

There are varying perspectives on whether general aviation (GA) is declining or poised for a renaissance generated by new interest in light sport aircraft (LSA) and avionics technology. When attending the annual EAA AirVenture extravaganza in Oshkosh, Wis., for example, it is always interesting to see the contrast between those who complain about the cost of flying and those who embrace every new development.

March 1, 2011 - 3:00am

Next time you have some solitude, sit quietly and think back to that early part of your life when you began to wonder what itπd be like to fly.

October 20, 2010 - 2:39pm

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) introduced Rod Hightower, its new president and CEO, to the business aviation community at a ceremony at the sport aviation organization's booth (No. 3246) at NBAA.

Hightower was named to the position this July at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., following an extensive search for a successor to long-time organization leader Tom Poberezny.

October 19, 2010 - 5:01pm

With 735 FBOs pumping its products, aviation fuel provider Phillips 66 (Booth No. 2927) claims the title of number-one branded aviation fuel network in the U.S. Its current size is the result of four years of building tools and marketing programs aimed at helping the FBOs that sell Phillips 66 products to grow their businesses, according to the company.

October 19, 2010 - 9:29am

The next step for the Experimental Aviation Association’s Young Eagles will be to develop a group of integrated programs “that not only spark an interest in aviation among young people but build a practical bridge for each young person to continue toward his own aviation goal,” according to Brian O’Lena, EAA’s youth programs manager.

November 2, 2009 - 5:47am

Pilot, aircraft owner and actor Harrison Ford passed the EAA Young Eagles baton to two now-famous pilots who will serve as co-chairmen of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s program to help introduce youth to aviation.

October 20, 2009 - 5:00pm

The EAA’s Young Eagles program, aimed at introducing youngsters to aviation by giving them a flight on a general aviation aircraft, is marking a major milestone at the NBAA Convention: 1.5 million total Young Eagles flights. “Young Eagles is the most successful youth aviation education program in history,” said Tom Poberezny, EAA chairman and president, emphasizing its importance to the business aviation community.

 
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