Youth Experience Flight During Aviation Summer Camp

A group of middle school students experienced flight and visited St. Louis Downtown Airport facilities Friday while attending the annual Ranken Technical College Adventure Academy summer camp.  Fifteen students and their counselors arrived at the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum around 10am and prepared to take their Young Eagle Flights in general aviation aircraft.  The four aircraft, pilots and ground crews were provided by members of EAA Chapter 64, also based at the airport.  Over the next several hours, the students flew over the St. Louis riverfront and learned about aircraft design and construction while touring the museum between flights.  After lunch, the students visited the air traffic control tower and airport fire station.

Young Eagles Take Flight at St. Louis Downtown Airport

Young Eagles took to the air at St. Louis Downtown Airport when a group of young ladies experienced flight early Sunday while visiting the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum.   Aircraft, pilots and ground crews were provided by members of EAA Chapter 64, also based at the airport.  They enjoyed flying over the St. Louis riverfront and visiting the museum between flights.  The group later visited the air traffic control tower.  Thanks to the Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum, EAA Chapter 64 and Ideal Aviation for making this Young Eagles event another great success.