boy scouts

Museum Hosts Local Boy Scouts for Young Eagle Flights with EAA Chapter 64

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted another group of Boy Scouts as they took their Young Eagle Flights Saturday at St. Louis Downtown Airport.  The flights were conducted by Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 64 air and ground crews, including pilots Jim Thurman, Woody Gray and Bob McDaniel.  In all, 16 Boy Scouts were flown in the three aircraft starting at 10am as the cloud ceiling slowly lifted over the St. Louis area.  During their visit, the Boy Scouts toured the museum, including the inside of the Lockheed Jetstar aircraft on display.  Another series of flights for other Boy Scout troops will be held in April, and flights will be offered to the general public at Midwest Airport Fun Days to be held June 7-8.

 

 

 

Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum Shares the Dream of Flight With Young Eagles, Scouts

 

The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum hosted two group tours today, with approximately 35 Young Eagles earning their logbooks, and a group of Boy Scouts touring the museum.  The two groups were treated to appearances by the MO CAF B-25, “Show Me,” and a T-6 Texan based at St. Louis Downtown Airport where the museum is located.  Many of the Young Eagles were treated to a ride in the factory cart once used by James S. McDonnell, Chairman of McDonnell Aircraft, during President John F. Kennedy’s visit to the plant in 1962.  All young visitors received a poster depicting characters from the new Disney movie, ”Planes.”  The museum welcomes group visits, and arrangements should be made in advance by contacting the museum.  Here are some scenes from today’s activities: