Cool Young Eagles success story

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    Chris In Marshfield

    Chris In Marshfield

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    This is Captain Tyler, a young friend of mine from central Wisconsin. I worked with HQ some years back and he was awarded EAA’s first private pilot flight training scholarship. Today he is Delta / Endeavor’s youngest captain. Beside him is First Officer Jake, another young friend of mine from central Wisconsin. He was Tyler’s high school classmate and best friend, also a young eagle, and recently started flying for Endeavor / Delta. Jake married Tyler’s sister last year, so now they’re best friends, in-laws, and this week they got a chance to fly together. How cool is that?

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    Little Scrapper

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    That's really neat. The EAA and its volunteers are such a great path.
     
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    Awesome. I love hearing stories like this.

    Over a two year period, I mentored 3 young eagle kids on finishing a plans built aircraft and neither had any real aviation interest prior but in the end two of them decided to go to Embry Riddle and choose aviation related careers. It was a very rewarding experience and I hope to do it again one day. Would be cool if I met one of them on a commercial flight one day.
     

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