Pilots answer call to action for Young Eagle rides
It didn't take long for Minnesota EAA Chapter 237 to rally once they got the call for assistance from Grantsburg Municipal Airport requesting Young Eagle rides for community members in Wisconsin.
"Twenty-four airplanes flew in," said EAA Chapter 237 president Kirk Fjetand. "Forty Young Eagles fights were given to children during the event. For many of them, it was their first flight."
The local media was also on hand to record the event.
"It's good to see so much support for the airport in Grantsburg," said Fjetland. "An active airport is vital to a thriving community. Educating and exposing young people to the joys and wonders of flight is key to expanding their individual horizons, and also to the future of aviation."