Hugely Suc­cess­ful Air­port Event – 370 Young Peo­ple Flew

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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.

Sub­mit­ted by Ed Helmick

On Septem­ber 13, 370 youth were pro­vided free air­plane rides at the Span­ish Fork-Springville Air­port.

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