EAA group inspires Cub Scouts

“The Frederick (Maryland) airport is a neighborhood airport that lends itself well to the community,” said Charlie Abell, EAA member and former Frederick airport manager, in a June 22 interview with Ike Wilson of the Frederick News-Post.

Frederick EAA Chapter 524 recently held a Young Eagles day for Cub Scout Pack 1811. The Cubs got to see firsthand how airplanes are built from the ground up, Abell told Wilson. “It was also nice that the Cubs got to meet our youngest chapter member, Justice Pak of Mount Airy,” Abell said. “I’ll just bet that some of those little guys had dreams about building and flying airplanes after their visit.”

Dean Stickell, a retired U.S. Air Force pilot, learned to fly at Frederick Municipal Airport. His attraction to EAA, he said, is its focus on young people. The organization’s Young Eagles Program exposes youth to the many facets of aviation. “I like the emphasis on kids because I got my start as a youngster at the Frederick airport,” Stickell said.

Scoutmaster John Hintermister agreed. “I think the kids and parents enjoyed it. The presentations were great,” he said. “I’m thinking that we inspired some future aviators.”

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