Airventure 2012 TeenFlight update

This is just a quick update about the TeenFlight crew's stay at Airventure 2012:

Tuesday the TeenFlight program and the Eagles Nest program met and had a joint forum about their vision for the programs and a desire to see the two unify as one. 

Most of the TeenFlight crew is leaving tomorrow, but one of the TeenFlight 1 builders is staying behind to fly the aircraft back to Aurora. (another TeenFlight student and I are aslo staying through the week.)

We have had lots of good publicity and lots of interest has been shown in the program and in the airplane.  Thanks to all who have stopped by and put in an encouraging word.

(Sorry, the UW dorms do not have strong enough internet to support downloading pictures, I will post when I get home.)

TeenFlight to Airventure 2012!!

The TeenFlight crew will be at Airventure! Look for the polished RV-12 with a yellow stripe and cowling.  Three student from the first build will be present along with five TeenFlight 2 students (including yours truly).  We are having a presentation, hopefully along with a Q/A session, on Tuesday at 8:30am in the Honda Pavilion building# 7 along with the Eagles Nest folks.  If you are planning on attending Airventure that day don't miss it.  If I get a chance, I will try to post an update halfway through the week, but if not I will definately post one after Airventure is over. 

Another TeenFlight student with a pilots license.

Aric Krause, age 19, passed his check ride and his tests earlier this week and became a licensed Sport Pilot.  Aric was a TeenFlight 1 student and was a committed member to the first airplane build (2009-2011).  Last fall he returned to help as a senior student mentor on the TeenFlight 2 build and has been generously helping ever since.  Two years ago he was awarded a flight scholarship from one of the local EAA chapters. Through the TeenFlight program he also received instruction hours on the RV-12 he helped to build.  After accumulating over 50 hours he finally finished up his training in time to fly the TeenFlight 1 airplane to OshKosh.