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Airport to host Young Eagles Flight Rally on October 29, 2011

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Sal Capra



Lakeland Florida area young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on October 29th 2011 as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport.

The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.6 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

“Free airplane rides are just part of the Flight Rally,” said Sal Capra, spokesman for the event.  “We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation.”

Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.  Their name will then be entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.  The Logbook is also accessible on the web at

Those attending the flight rally on October 29th are asked to come to area west of AeroMech and east of the National Flight Hangers starting at 8:00 AM to register for their flight.

(This area will have signage just behind and to the right (west) of the blue roof airport terminal.  Flights will begin at 8:30 AM, with registration closing at 2:00 pm.    

Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA’s Home Page is available at  The Young Eagles web page is

Special thanks go to the local pilots, the staff of Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Woodmen of the World Life insurance Society and to Columbia Air Services for their help and support.

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