Sep 2010 Young Eagle “Girl Scout” Flights
Young Eagle flights are always a great thing – great for the kids who get to fly and great for the pilots who get to experience their adventure with them. Â But tonight I found the secret of trumping the average (however fun) run of the mill Young Eagle flight. You take 4 lady pilots, 4 airplanes, 9 Girl Scouts and turn ’em loose in the sky!
So here we are all ready to go. Now who do you think all the girls are gonna want to fly with? I’m guessing Kassie wearing the nifty blue “United Airlines” first officer uniform (she’s got a really cool hat too). Well, they may have really wanted to fly with Kassie but they were all very sweet & polite and happily jumped into whichever airplane they were assigned to.
The pilot briefing’s done and the girls are ready to go – the little ones and the big ones!
What…. I’m the only taildragger participating! There just must not be enough taildraggers to go around, what other possibleÂ explanation?!
I’ve spent 5 minutes before explaining to a 50 year old how to climb into a Champ. A 4th grader can hop in one before the door is fully open!
The Goodyear blimp occasionally stops by MQJ but visits are very infrequent. Lucky tonight for the girls to see it arrive.
Thank you to Jack Morton for organizing the event and being determined to find 4 available lady pilots. Thanks to the gals flying – I loved hearing us all taking over the airwaves. And thanks to the Girl Scouts for flying with us and working so hard to get your Aviation Badges.