April Events Changed Due to Sun-N-Fun
Due to the fact that most of our members will be attending Sun-N-Fun, we have cancelled our April Chapter Meeting as well as the Fundraising Breakfast that were previously scheduled for April 7th and 9th.
We will, however still be having our Chapter Work Day on April 16th. We hope to see you then!
January 22nd, 2016 – Social Hour begins at 6pm, Dinner served at 7pm
EAA Chapter 1240 Aviation Development Center, Sebring Regional Airport
Come join us as Mr. Floatplane, J. Jordan Frey, tells the story of how Floatplanes came to be and how EDO Corp developed the floats that dominated the heyday of private aviation in the USA and around the world. Purchase Tickets
Dreams do come true. This was true for two area youth as they received scholarships to earn their Private Pilot license. The Experimental Aircraft Association Heartland Chapter 1240 primary mission is to promote and support youth aviation education. We are proud to be able to award these scholarships with the additional support of Mr. James Ray of the Aviation Education Foundation of Naples, Florida. <more>
Youth Aviation Education Programs at the Aviation Development Center
Who Are We?
Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1240 in partnership with the School Board of Highlands County and the Sebring Regional Airport have developed an initiative to expand Youth Aviation Education and the STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum. This effort has enabled the community and other individuals to generate resources leading to the construction of an Aviation Development Center on the flight line at Sebring Regional Airport.
What we do:
This partnership provides “hands-on” activities and aviation experiences through EAA Young Eagles flights, workshops on aircraft maintenance and repair using donated aircraft, and flight training opportunities and scholarships for youth. Our youth is 25% of our population, but 100% of our future.
What your involvement will do:
The programs at the Aviation Development Center will be supported by the funds generated from community partners. We will be able to continue to engage youth and open opportunities for them in the aviation and aerospace industry. We need your support and involvement for this community re-source. The Center is staffed and programs provided by volunteers. All the funds will go to support the operation and programs at the Center.
Will you please join us in helping our youth?
Donations to EAA 1240 are tax deductible. For more information on how you can be involved, contact John Rousch, EAA 1240 Young Eagles Coordinator.