Category Archive: youth program

Apr 05

Youth Group News

I wanted to share with our members a piece written by Adi Chackonal, a member of the EAA 690 Youth Build program. Hello, my name is Adi Chackonal. my love for airplanes extends to when I was just a kid. My family and I travelled every year to various parts of the world. The method …

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Feb 15

Another EAA 690 Young Eagle Pursues Aviation

During the Summer of 2014 Dayton Palmer attended the EAA 690 Summer Camp as a part of the “Bravo” group.  Dayton has also been an active participant in our Young Eagle program.  We recently received an email from Teresa Palmer, Dayton’s mother. Good evening, Jeanne—   I hope this finds you well.  First of all, …

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Jan 14

Aviation Career Day

For all interested youth. This is a great opportunity to learn about the many aviation careers available to you.  You should put this on your calendar to attend. Notice, you must respond by February 26 to save a spot.

Jan 05

Piet Progress 1/2/2016

We made great progress today and passed a great milestone. The left wing ribs and spars were connected. Steven Agudelo, Carolyn Coppinger, Kyler Elliston, Jonathan Mesfn Fkreyesus, Alex Kirkland, Alex Straka and Derrick Williams did outstanding work on this phase. Mentors were Hugh Colton, Art Farmer, Duane Huff, John Post and Rick Mathisen. Pictures coming …

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Dec 28

The Pietenpol Takes Shape

After months of sanding and prepping the Pietenpol is beginning to take shape.  Two of our young adult builders, Jonathan Mesfn and Alex Kirkland came to work with Mentors Duane Huff, Jerry Fischer, Rick Mathisen, Art Farmer and Hugh Colton.  My many thanks and appreciation goes out to these guys for taking the time to …

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Dec 24

Youth Build Program Going Strong

Some of the youth in the build program asked to meet during the week since they are out of school for the holidays. Mentors, Rick Mathisen, Art Farmer, Joel Levine and Jerry Fischer came out Wednesday, December 23rd to work with Carolyn Coppinger, Alex Straka, Della Pennachi and Julian Pennachi as some good progress was …

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Dec 20

Youth Build Program – Saturday, December 19th

Along with Young Eagles yesterday our Youth Build group met and continued working on the Ultra-Lite Pietenpol. Mentors helping yesterday included Jerry Fischer, Rick Mathisen, Hugh Colton, Joel Levine and Ron Childress and they worked with the following young adults: Alex Straka, Carolyn Coppinger, Jaime Bautista-Mojica, Fkreyesus “Jonathan” Mesfn and Kyler Elliston. For updates on …

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