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Young Eagles Program encourages northern Nevada youth reach new heights at Reno-Stead Airfield



Northern Nevada youth will fly high at the Reno-Stead Airfield on Saturday, June 25, during Young Eagles, a one-day flight camp held in conjunction with the Reno chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and sponsored by the Reno Air Racing Foundation and Reno Tahoe Airport Authority. The program gives young aviators, ages 8 to 17, the opportunity to participate in demonstrations, tours and other thrilling flight-related activities.

The Reno Area 99’s team will be on-hand to offer a ground school and the Challenger Learning Center will offer students simulated space missions. After a day filled with exciting quests, the event concludes with the breathtaking opportunity to soar through the northern Nevada sky with an expert pilot from the Reno and Carson City area.

“We are excited to be a part of this opportunity for local youth interested in aviation,” said Reno Air Racing Foundation Chairman, Steve Carrick. “These students are the future of our industry and we are proud to begin their education at a young age.”

The Young Eagles program begins at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 with a pancake breakfast at the National Championship Air Races hangar at the Reno-Stead Airfield. The event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or to reserve a spot in the Young Eagles program, call Valerie Miller at (775) 972-6663.

About the Reno Air Racing Foundation

The Reno Air Racing Foundation’s mission is to inspire young aviators through education and air racing history and to inform them of the importance of the world of aviation and the impact that air racing has had on the evolution of the air race industry. The foundation works extensively with the local community to explore opportunities designed to integrate materials into existing literacy, math, science and history programs relating to aviation oriented disciplines such as science meteorology, engineering and communications. For more information about the activities and programs of the foundation, please call (775) 972-6663 or log on to www.airracingfoundation.org.

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