SAN CARLOS, Calif. — Retired and former aviators of all ages are invited to take to the skies again on Saturday, Feb. 7, as San Carlos Flight Center hosts Silver Eagles, a celebration of flight at San Carlos Airport (KSQL).
San Carlos Flight Center created the Silver Eagles program as a way for club members to pay tribute to elder aviators, to honor fellow pilots who are no longer flying.
For Silver Eagles, San Carlos Flight Center has reserved its entire fleet and welcomes back to the cockpit those pilots who have been forced to put away their Pilot-in-Command wings based on age or physical limitations. In a commitment to building a strong pilot community, San Carlos Flight Center has invited club members to act as pilots for Silver Eagles guests.
“Free airplane flights are just part of the celebration,” said Dan Dyer, owner of San Carlos Flight Center. “The nature of the event is to honor this generation of pilots, to give them a chance to experience the joy of flight once again, and to welcome them to our community of current and aspiring aviators.”
Following the flights, all participants are invited to a free BBQ where they can meet other pilots and engage in the favorite pilot pastime of hangar flying.
Any Silver Eagle who is interested in attending the celebration on Feb. 7 should call 650-946-1700. Flights will begin at 9 am, and the BBQ lunch starts at 1 pm.