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Young Eagles Fly During Warm Weather Spell at St. Louis Downtown Airport

The Midwest Aviation community took advantage of unseasonably warm weather February 7 to provide a second opportunity this year to give the next generation the gift of flight.  EAA Chapter 64 and The Greater St. Louis Air & Space Museum teamed up again to give Young Eagle and Eagle Flights to area residents.  The chapter’s Young Eagle Coordinator, Bob McDaniel, arranged for another warm weekend and four crews to fly about 15 passengers around the St. Louis riverfront from Ideal Aviation’s West Ramp at St. Louis Downtown Airport Saturday.  Here are some scenes from the great day of flying:

 

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.