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Old Jun 21, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Gene-there are lots of stories-they just aren't being told...Times we did Giant scale fly-ins to raise money for the "Sunshine Kids'"-last wishes, in New Jersey...

Taking a ten year old girl on her first ride,ever in a Decathlon, doing the "stunts" she asked for- " straight up"-"upside down" "round 'n round" (spin)....then "I'm gonna throw up !!!!!"

Bless her-she fought it till she exited the Aircraft, laughing and vomiting -HAPPY !

Ginger. love you wherever you are in Socal. Those memories come flooding back,each time she comes to Maryland, and that's 30 years ago.

There's a rash of those type of events going on, currently....most of us do them and quietly move away.....We need to talk more.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:20 PM
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The EAA's Sport Aviation magazine features the new Young Eagles in each issue. This feature hasn't missed an issue yet. I don't think it's a lack of interest more than a lack of intelligence and opportunity.

Intelligence: Are there programs to expose youth to aviation? How do you get the word out?

Opportunity: Is there an up-coming youth in aviation (air show with youth activities such as Young Eagle, etc.) coming-up? Where and when? Again, how do you get the word out?

We used to have a PBS program about general aviation in Arizona. It was really nice. Day trips to cool places, fly-ins. When I started watching it, it was about the Average Joe being involved in aviation. Then it started getting into the higher-end of "playing" with airplanes. Not so much Average Joe stuff. I lost interest pretty quickly.

It really is down to what Ken is sharing with us here. Make a difference no matter the size of the crowd. Think about it. Several small events around the country can easily yield more attendance than a few large events.

EJ
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 05:43 PM
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Report # 9, picture #3- that little guy's attention is on that airplane, and look !-he's holding an imaginary transmitter !

That's why we do these public displays

Fantastic pic !
Good eyes Earl That photo is a classic already!

Ken
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Old Jun 23, 2013, 07:54 PM
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we have the air leauge over here. they are getting a trainer and have teamed up to come out to the club every sunday when the weather is right so they can all learn
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