Chesapeake Sport Pilot Flight School, and Annapolis EAA Chapters 532 and Laurel Chapter 4, recently partnered to present a one-day aviation workshop and Young Eagles Rally for 68 local Boy Scouts. The workshop was held at the Bay Bridge Airport (W29) in Stevensville, Md.
The Youth Aviation Adventure program was started in Ohio in 1997 and has grown to include squadrons in Alaska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Maryland. The program has been endorsed by the FAA and been featured in national publications. The workshop allowed participants to experience, touch, and learn about airplanes guided by local pilots while fulfilling the requirements for the Boy Scout aviation merit badge.
Students spent the day rotating through multiple stations where they participated in hands-on discussions about the uses of airplanes, airplane preflight, instrument panels, airport surface operations, aerodynamics, helicopters, and even participated in a “game show” that quizzed them on their knowledge
The day culminated in flights in single engine aircraft as a part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Young Eagles program, hosted by volunteer pilots from Chesapeake Sport Pilot and EAA Annapolis Chapters 532 and Laurel Chapter 4. The Young Eagles Program was created in 1992 to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched, volunteer pilots have flown more than 1.4 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.
For more information: 410-604-1717 or ChesapeakeSportPilot.com