Hugely Successful Airport Event – 370 Young People Flew
The Spanish Fork – Springville Airport Open House Event which was called “Aeroplanes, Automobiles, and Trains” was held Saturday, September 13th. The event attracted almost 5,000 to the airport ramp.
A major feature of the event was free airplane flights for young people age 8 – 17 through the EAA Young Eagles Program. Three hundred seventy young people made flights and everyone was delighted with the experience. Approximately 20 hours of airplane and pilot time were donated in this effort to introduce aviation to this new generation. What an exciting day at the airport.
Much appreciation to the owners who donated the use of seven airplanes, the volunteers who acted as pilots and ground support, and to Diamond Flight Center who helped organize and coordinated the event with the help of Richard and Sherri Glick of EAA Chapter 1153.
On September 13, 370 youth were provided free airplane rides at the Spanish Fork-Springville Airport.