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Youth Fly Day 2022

On June 4, 2022, there was a lot of excitement at the Brunswick County Airport! Brunswick County Department of Economic Development along with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Chapter 478 of Southern Maryland hosted a youth fly day for students aged 8-17. Approximately 15 members of the EAA volunteered their time as pilots, ground control, and support services for this event. Twenty-five students were able to get a 15-minute orientation and overview of an airplane followed by a 20-30 minute flight with a licensed pilot. 

Launched in 1992, the EAA Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation and other STEM-related fields. Today, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. It is staggering that in over 2 million flights, the EAA has never had a safety incident, plane crash, or any other flight emergency.   

Alfreda Jarrett Reynolds, Director of Economic Development shared, "This was an extraordinary opportunity for Brunswick County youth! So many of our residents have never had the opportunity to fly in an airplane. To be able to have this experience as a young person is life-changing. I cannot thank the EAA Young Eagles volunteers enough for their participation and enthusiasm. Each one of our volunteers has a true passion for aviation and they are devoted to sharing that passion with the next generation." 

Brunswick County is the Location of Choice for Aviation!  If you have a child between the ages of 8 and 17 who may be interested in participating in future events such as these, please contact Alfreda Jarrett Reynolds, Director of Economic Development at [email protected], or 434-848-3107 so that we can add you to our mailing list. 

We were featured on WTVR Channel 6! To watch, click HERE.

To watch our Fly Day Recap Video, click HERE.
To see photos of the event, click HERE.