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Young Eagles Rally is Saturday at Sulphur Springs Airport for Youth Ages 8-17


Ben Scarborough, a private pilot and member of the Sulphur Springs EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter, is helping spread the word about the Young Eagles Rally to be held at Sulphur Springs Municipal Airport on Saturday April 27, 2019 between 9am and noon. The free flight experience is open to any youth age 8-17 who has an interest in taking an airplane ride. About 14 local pilots with planes have volunteered to give flights in the local leg of this world-wide event. Quitman/Mineola EAA Chapter pilots will join in too, so there should be plenty of planes and pilots for the morning’s flights. Civil Air Patrol cadets will help out on the ground during the exciting event.

Ben Scarborough, an EAA member, took his first flight as an 8-year old and that experience grew into a life-long interest in flying

What will the experience be like? To start with, a parent or guardian must be present to sign forms at the registration table. Next, the young flight candidates will take a safety class/ground school by groups, and then await their turn in the air with a qualified pilot. There may be one, two or three youth on each flight. After the plane lands, each youth will receive a log book documenting their first flight, and each will receive a code which will enable them to attend an actual ground school at an airport near them, as an incentive for future flying interest. This ‘gateway to aviation’ is provided free of charge through EAA International. It is the hope of the local chapter to give over 150 free flights to youngsters at the April 27, 2019 Young Eagles Rally. (In case of high winds or bad weather, the rally will be re-scheduled for Saturday May 4)


Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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