Pilot Pete Gabrail instructs a pilot-in-training on the ramp by the Historic Terminal Building at Holman Field. Photo by Larry Grace.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a passionate community of recreational pilots, builders and restorers. Since 1992, more than 1.9 million young people ages 8 – 17 have been provided with free Young Eagles flights from EAA members who volunteer their planes and expertise.
On September 26, 213 young people benefited from a free flight at Girls International Aviation Day thanks to the wonderful support of EAA Chapter 25 Lakeville (www.eaa25.org/young-eagles/), the Hiawatha Pilots Association EAA Chapter 1518 Red Wing (www.1518.eaachapter.org) and EAA Chapter 237 Blaine (www.eaachapter237.org/young-eagles/).
Team Leaders Kris Olson and Kjersti Kittleson worked with Brad Johnson and Deanna Kimball to recruit pilots, organize registration and check-in and keep the ramp operations safely humming at the Holman Field Administration Building. It was a thrill to see so many girls take to the skies on a spectacular fall day!
Special thanks to these amazing teams:
Registration: Jim Nietfeld, Deon Mayer, Kris Olson and WAI Northern Lights (Mankato) Chapter members.
Pilots: Nate Bruss, Steve Bruss, Pete Gabrail, Joe Gmitter, Brad Johnson, Chris Mayer, Dan Marrs, Morgan Maxwe, Nate Ruedy, Gregg Strathy, Sam Weigel and Steve Wiza.
Ramp Operations: Caitlyn Brady, Jeff Coffey, Coby Enochson, Raechel Geary, Steve Guetter, Laura Hermann, Brad Johnson, Kim V. Johnson, Kjersti Kittelson, Ned Lebens, Jim Nietfeld, Ron Oehler, Dave Olson, Kris Olson and Manuel Ramon.
All Photos Courtesy of Larry Grace Photography.
Posted on 11/04/2015
by Sarah Hokuf