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Young Eagles Gets Kids Flying

Big Bear, Ca May 8, 2011 3:00 pm – The Young Eagles is an international program with the purpose of inspiring interest in flying.  Members of the Big Bear Pilots Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association take children ages 8 through 17 on short flights from the Big Bear City Airport.  Prior to the flight, the kids meet their pilot, learn about the plane, and go through a preflight inspection.  High above Big Bear, the Young Eagles have a chance to see the valley from a new perspective.  After their flight, participants receive a logbook and can get more involved in flying with a free EAA student membership and online flight school.  The Big Bear pilots volunteer their time, planes, and fuel for the program so there is no cost for the children to participate.   A parent must be present to complete the permission forms.  The Big Bear program has been in place for over 5 years and thousands of children have flown from the Big Bear City Airport.  Young Eagles is held, weather permitting, the second Saturday of each month between April and September each year.  Big Bear’s next Young Eagles program will be Saturday, May 14 from 8:30 until 11:00 am. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30701.mp3|titles=Young Eagles...

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Young Eagles

Kids get a chance to experience flying in a non-commercial plane.  Free. Sponsored by the Big Bear Pilot’s Association, at the Big Bear City Airport, 501 Valley Blvd, Big Bear City, CA.  Ages 8 – 17.  Parent must complete permission forms for the child to fly.  Contact Roger Schmidt for further information...

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Civil Air Patrol Holds Open House

Big Bear, Ca April 10, 2011 12:00 pm – The Civil Air Patrol’s Bear Valley Squadron #6750 will open their headquarters to the public on Saturday, April 16 beginning at 1:00 pm.  Present at the event will be both adult and cadet members of the squadron to share information about their programs.  The Civil Air Patrol’s mission includes providing emergency services, aerospace education, and the cadet program for youth ages 12 to 20.  Adults can participate as pilots, scanners, and observers during aerial search and rescue missions, and as non-air crew in education, communications, and public affairs.  The cadet program is a comprehensive aviation and leadership training program that can assist young men and women in any career, particularly if they choose to join a branch of the military.  The cadets assist at airshows as traffic control and flightline security, volunteer as ground crews during search and rescue missions, and recently had an opportunity to take a ride over Southern California in an Air Force C17 cargo plane.  The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the United States Air Force.  The volunteer organization began in 1941, just days before the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Saturday’s open house will include more about the organization’s history and a tour of the Bear Valley Squadron’s headquarters at Greenway and Meadow Lane at the Big Bear City Airport.  For more information contact...

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