Young Eagles event a success Yankton Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1029 and the Yankton Regional Aviation Association held a successful Young Eagles event at Harold Davidson Field at Vermillion on Saturday, June 25, giving 24 kids Young Eagle flights. Most of the kids flown were from Vermillion, but three were from Elk Point and one was from Yankton.
The EAA Young Eagles program has the goal of giving 100,000 kids ages 8 to 17 a free airplane ride in 2005. The EAA Chapter 1029 has flown nearly 1,500 kids over the past 12 years.
Making the event a success were ground volunteers Brenda Martens, Jim and Joyce Smith, Pam Hamilton, Jerry Bailey, and Butch Becker, and pilots Denny Martens, Dave Howard, Pete Kramer, and Steve Hamilton � all flying different high-wing, Cessna 172s. Overall, the Young Eagles event at Vermillion was a success in spite of the crummy weather early in the morning.
Thanks ground volunteers and pilots for making the event a success. Additional Young Eagles events are planned for airports at Hartington and Bloomfield, NE.