Young Eagles Rally

November 10 2001

Report by Betty-Lee Ward

(May 12-November 10, 2001 with October 13th cancellation)
(111 first time Young Eagles)

(A 19th Young Eagle had a one-to-one chat with pilot and inspected pilot's plane by remained hesitant to actually fly that day. Not to worry. We look forward to seeing him next year when he feels ready to "Fly with the eagles")

The weather may have been chilly November 10th, but the enthusiasm and gratitude of the Young Eagles and thir families warmed the day for us.

Congratulations and welcome to new Young Eagles from Acton, Brookline, Hopkinton, Maynard and Stow. And thank you to the wonderful pilots of Chapter 196.

November 10th Young Eagles
Young EaglePilot
Paul Bierwagen Nels Anderson
Adolfo Rezende James E. Ellis
Christopher Barry James E. Ellis
Christopher Lentrichia William J. Greenberg
Tom Borel-Donohue William J. Greenberg
Anna M. Chviek Christopher Jenkins
Sam Albert Christopher Jenkins
Timothy Albert Christopher Jenkins
David Borel-Donohue Christopher Jenkins
Rebecca Chilson Christopher Jenkins
Jenny E. Stellar Christopher Jenkins
Devrie E. Stellar Christopher Jenkins
Gil Shohet Norman Landry
Alexander B. Lien Norman Landry
Julia Borel-Donohue Norman Landry
Dana Lemelin Mark Saklad
Paige E. Lemelin Mark Saklad
Alexander R. Lemelin Mark Saklad
The October flight rally was "misted" out. Of the 18 registrations we had on file for October 13th, 5 came to the November 10th rally, including Paige who brought two with her. Good for you, Paige. Glad the Borel-Donohue family (Tom, David and Julia) and Adolfo Rezende came back.

Additional pilots and ground crew November 10th included Charlie Smith, Fred Moses, Hector Constantzos (Charlie coordinated the whole thing, Fred and Hector were the professional photographers for the day) and a friend Peter Ochsner, visiting Charlie and Mary Smith helped out as photographer with Charlie when two Young Eagles were flown at Noon. Thank you friends and members alike. Speaking of friends, new volunteer Mary Redfield filled in countless certificates at the registration desk(s) as Judy McGee worked on the tracking sheet and both kept things moving. Mary Smith and I (Betty-Lee) were also at the registration area. Thank you, girls, it's been great to work with you all.

Cub Scouts from Den 8 of Cub Scout Pack 45 from Acton were present with Pack Master Bryan Lentrichia. A great group, hope to see them again. I was a Den Mother and seeing the young men in their Cub Scout uniforms brought back fond memories.

Registration in a cozy, warm airport office was very, very, very much appreciated. Thank you, Minute Man Air Field Airport Manager, Mr. Don McPherson. (He's the good looking fellow you meet at the airport office who knows just about everything about the airport and how it works and what needs to be done, and does it.)

Nancy's Air Field Cafe, with Nancy and her wonderful staff, always make us feel welcome and at home. They have a delicious and varied menu for breakfast and lunch. Chapter 196 is fortunate to be able to hold their meetings at the Cafe.

Here is a photo gallery of the day:


Arriving in Nashua for lunch:


To sign up for future events or for additional information, please call Charles A. Smith at 508-655-2368 or email him at [email protected]. For last minute information on the day of the event only, call the airport at 978-897-3933.

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