Saturday, June 21 2014 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
June is youth aviation month at Door County Cherryland Airport! Kids can learn about aviation and aerospace careers and experience the thrill of flight through two programs offered on Saturday, June 21, 2014.
Youth Aviation Adventure (YAA) is a fast-paced event for kids age 12-18. Kids (and interested adults) spend twenty minutes at each of the eight learning stations which include aircraft preflight checks, airport surface operations, aerodynamics, careers in aviation, aircraft engines (power plants), and instrument panels. Learning stations are facilitated by licensed pilots and other professionals. Participation in this STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) will earn an Aviation Merit Badge for Boy Scouts and a STEM Aviation/Individualized Badge for Girl Scouts. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with lunch included. Following Youth Aviation Adventure kids will be able to participate in EAA Young Eagles for a whole day of aviation fun!
Ever wonder what Door County looks like from the sky? EAA Young Eagles will provide youth with the opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. The pilots who participate are local members of EAA who volunteer their time to make flights possible. Pilots will explain how airplanes work, describe the instrument panel and maybe an aeronautical chart. Flights will be available for youth ages 8-10 from 10:00 a.m. until noon and ages 11 – 17 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Participation in both events is FREE, but registration is required! Sponsors for both programs include Global Flight Research, Tailwind Flight Center, Culligan Water Conditioning, U.S. Air Force, Civil Air Patrol and UW Extension. Contact the UW-Extension Office at 920-746-2260 to register or for more information.