Have you ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or what it feels like to lift off the ground in a private airplane? Or what in the world all those buttons, dials and switches in a cockpit are for? How many times have you seen airplanes soaring in the sky and wished you could be playing in the clouds, too? To all those who have ever dreamed of flying, you’ve landed at the right place.

EAA wants to offer everyone between the ages of ages 8 and 17 an opportunity to fly in a private airplane with a qualified pilot. It’s safe. It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s fantastic!

By experiencing a Young Eagle flight, you’ll join the more than 1,100,000 Young Eagles who have entered the wild blue yonder. 

So, if you’re ready to share the skies with the likes of the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong, then come on board, buckle up and let your spirits soar with the Young Eagles!

Contact Scott Morgan  ercoupen2503h@yahoo.com

YOUNG EAGLE FLIGHT NEWS

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Results of the Tommy Martin Memorial Fly/Drive In for 9/11/2016

The flyin was a success despite the winds and low turn out of visitingaircraft. EAA Chapter 291 gave only 22 YE rides but that was due tothe extremely rough flying conditions. We closed down the YE rides at around 10:30 when winds were 190 at 14kts gusting to 19 kts.

Pilots flying Ye’s and the numbers they flew:

Rick Alter 5

Scott Morgan 4

Richard Quant 3

Clint Small 5 plus the news reporter

James Schroeder 2

Dave Zack 2

Ground Crew Jean Morgan, Trish Sweatnam and Lyle Carlson

Retired FAA aircraft controllers Mark Zielezinski and Richard Swetnam controlled incoming and leaving aircraft on the runway.

The breakfast was a free will donation event and served 300+ meals.

The profits were awarded to an organization by the name of JrQuota.

The group is made up of kids from the Siouxland area who volunteer

around the community doing such things as helping at the Soup Kitchen,

picking up trash after the Saturday in the Park Event along with many

other works. They recieved $950+ for helping with the coffee making,

cleaning tables, carrying plates of food and whatever else needed doing.

Scott Morgan

Chapter Sec/ YE Coordinator


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EAA Chapter 291 sponsored a Young Eagle event at the Wayne Municipal Airport on July 9, 2016. We flew 60 YE’s.

Pilots:   Ed Anderson flew 7, Lyle Carlson flew  5 Scott Morgan flew 12, Richard Quandt flew 6, James Schroeder flew 7, Richard Swetnam flew 23,

Ground support: Trish Swetnam, Carol Carlson, Brianna Samuelson, Jean Morgan

Lunch and Iced tea provided for pilots and ground crew by Jean Morgan

Scott Morgan

Chapter 291 YE Coordinator

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EAA Chapter 291 held their annual Spring Young Eagle Event on Saturday May 21, 2016.  The day began with light rain showers which made the air extremely smooth giving the kids a great uneventful ride. Many kids were getting their very first ride in an airplane.
 
We got started a little after 9 am after waiting for some more severe wx to clear. The air was very smooth until near 1:30 pm when the wind began blowing and the air got pretty bouncy. We quit flying at 2pm which was the stated quit time and after all wanting a ride were flown.
 
The chapter flew 91 YEs in all that day. 6 planes handled the job.
 
Richard Sweatnam, Piper Cherokee 140, flew 21 kids
 
Clint Small, Piper Commanche, flew 26 kids
 
Rick Alter, Piper Cub, flew 14 kids
 
Ed Anderson, Challenger LLS, flew10 kids
 
Tim Shram, Taylorcraft, flew 9 kids
 
Scott Morgan, Alon A2-A, flew 11 kids
 
 
Ground crew:
Jeff Gebaurer
Scott Currie
Ken Stanley
Lyle Carlson
Pam Schram
Courtney Reuter
Kaden Kittams (grandson of the Morgans)
Jean Morgan
 
All in all it was a great day to fly Young Eagles and a very successful event!
 
Scott Morgan
YE Coordinator

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We had a great day and turnout of pilots and kids for the YE rally at the Wayne, Ne Chicken Days Festival at the Wayne Airport on July 11, 2015.

A total of 82 kids were flown.

Rick Alter 9, Ed Anderson 4, Lyle Carlson 4, Scott Currie 17, Scott Morgan 7, Carl Rump 19, Richard Swetnam 17, Dave Zach 5

Ground Crew: Elaine Rump, Dian Boals Jean Morgan (lunch provided for the pilots and ground crew)

A big thank you to all the pilots and ground crew.

Scott Morgan, Chapter 291 YE Coordinator

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The Young Eagle Rally held at 7K8 -Martin Field, So Sioux City, NE on June 13, 2015, was a huge success.
107 kids were given plane rides. Those flying were:
Rick Alter 5 kids, Ed Anderson  4, Scott Crowl 7, Scott Currie 17, Dave Howard 16, Scott Morgan 10, Tim Schram 6, Clint Small 1, Dick Swetnam 21, Dennis Walsh 20
 
Ground Crew: Ken Stanley, Lyle Carlson, Dian Boals, Brenda Richards, Jean Morgan, Norm Slama, Tom Morgan
 
Chapter 291 gives a big thank you to all pilots and ground crew who helped out.