|August 11th Young Eagles|
James A. Baldassarre
Rose Hillary Baldassarre
Peria Estrella Salguero
Speaking of pilots, many thanks to Nels Anderson, Jim Ellis, Bill Greenberg, Chris Jenkins and Mark Saklad for flying the Young Eagles. Tom McGee discovered a problem with his plane when he flew to Minute Man, so he did not fly the Young Eagles but went and had the problem corrected. Tom has flown many of the Young Eagles in the past and we look forward to seeing him again soon. However, Tom did leave his wife Judy to help Mary Smith at the registration table. Thank you, Judy and Mary, for helping and for implementing th new file system. Pilots Mike Doyle, Fred Moses, Charlie Smith and Dick Arnold were also there. Charlie is the Young Eagles Coordinator and Fred Moses was great in handling the photographic duties. The Young Eagle is so happy with a photo of himself, the pilot and plane.
As the day progressed, Ethel Cook, wife of pilot Mark Saklad, took over the camera chores and stayed until the end. It was not the usual 9 to 12 schedule, but went well into the afternoon. Thank you to the lovely, loving wives: Ethel, Judy and Mary, you did a great job and you are always welcome.
Congratulations Nels Anderson: 100th Young Eagle flown, August 11, 2001. (He also flew his 101st YE).
Congratulations Bill Greenberg: 100th Young Eagle flown, August 11, 2001. (He also flew his 103rd YE).
On flight day people were there by 8:45 a.m. and ten Young Eagles were waiting. Flying started at 9 a.m.. At end of the day, 28 Young Eagles and several parents had been flown. One father helped Charlie and the pilots set up the tent, tables, etc. Signs were put out at the street and in front of Nancy's Air Field Cafe and a banner placed on the fence near the registration area. Orange engineering ribbon cordoned off the registration area so that no one would go out on the field without a pilot. Some of the pilots helped Charlie pack up the equipment at the end of the flights. Some stayed for a relaxing get together late lunch at the one and only Nancy's Air Field Cafe.
Pilot Jeff Simon who flew Young Eagles last year talked with some of the pilots and their wives relative to aviation, flying and family. Jeff is in the Educational Aviation Video business. I understand he has an interesting video on airplane maintenance.
Young Eagles flown came from Acton, Billerica, Bolton, Clinton, Hudson, Maynard, Peabody, Sudbury, Waltham and two from Frisco, Texas.
Here is a photo gallery of the event: