YEAA to Host Young Eagles Rally on Saturday

YEAA to Host Young Eagles Rally on Saturday

The Yankton Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1029 will hold a Young Eagles Rally on Saturday at Chan Gurney Municipal Airport.

Young Eagles Coordinator John Lillevold says that youth ages between 8 and 17 will receive a free airplane ride.

Lillevold says that he hopes the event inspires kids to pursue a career in aviation in the future.

Lillevold says that the EAA has the goal of giving over 70,000 kids across the country a free airplane ride in 2023.

The Young Eagles Rally is from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday and a parent or legal guardian must complete a registration form upon arrival.

Lillevold says that participants are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to donated to the Contact Center Food Pantry.