This month, the Soo Pilots Association EAA Chapter 1437 of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan will be taking Young Eagles Day to Sanderson Field Airport. On Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., children between the ages of 8 and 17 are invited to partake in a free airplane ride courtesy of these local pilots. Flights are provided on a first-come, first serve basis, so an early arrival is encouraged. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to the following day, Sunday, June 9 during the same times.
Young Eagles Day is a tradition that aims to inspire the next generation of aspiring aviators and take them on their first airborne adventures. Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), local chapters have been hosting Young Eagles days from all corners of the country since 1992. All participants receive a free airplane ride and an up-close look at what it means to be a pilot. From the beginning, each Young Eagles flight has been recorded in the world’s largest pilot log book that is on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin – a roster that contains over 2.1 million entries to date.
Located at 2144 Meridian Street, Sanderson Field Airport has been a part of the Sault since 1934. The airport regularly hosts community events in addition to Young Eagles Day, including fall-time aerial color tours and family movie nights in the hangar. To stay attuned to all upcoming events, follow Sanderson Field Airport on Facebook or visit their website at sandersonfield.com.