The rain held off until noon. Three of our pilots
flew 32 Young Eagles on a day when the weather
performed exactly as forecast.
Many round trips were made by our three fliers on
June 4th: Jeff Ross flew seventeen kids in his Piper
PA-23-250 Aztec, Larry Kalb took ten aloft in his
Cessna 177RG Cardinal and Steve Vail made five
trips in his Cessna 120 for the benefit of five kids.
The Green Residential Home brought three students
from Ringwood to go flying. Three kids from the
Phillip M. Costello Preparatory Academy were
driven all the way up from Tabernacle, down in the
pine barrens, to go flying with us. Costello Prep,
same as the Green Residential Home, is operated by
the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission. The
homes give teenage violators a second chance... nine
to twelve months living in a structured educational
environment with no fences. The Young Eagles
flights are not only a reward to the kids for good
behavior, but also help to provide exposure to a
wide range of work opportunities that could lie
ahead for them.
The Young Eagles base of operations was headed up
by our Y.E. Coordinator Allen Dunn, Registration
and certificate production was handled by Dawn
and Allison Ross, Kristen Seibert and Diane
Sandow. Adam Ross directed aircraft parking.
Passenger and parents safety-escorting on the ramp
was done by Jon Seibert, Bob Menier, Lee McQuade
and Don Provost. And once again, Linda Scully
and the staff at Aero Safety Training flight school
opened up the headquarters to show parents and kids
the starting point for learning to fly.