Since the founding of our local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), we have made it a major goal to involve youth in aviation. We sponsor Young Eagle rides for kids from 8 to 17 years old, provide scholarship support for kids wanting to attend EAA's Air academy located in Oshkosh, WI. To date, our chapter has given over 5,500 free airplanes to local youth, thanks to the generosity of our members. This year (2014), we sponsored two kids at Air Academy. EAA 272 also provides scholarships to area students who are attending college and are pursuing an aviation career. Our chapter is constantly looking for new ways to involve youth in aviation.
What is the Sedan Project?
In 2013, our chapter was given the opportunity to obtain a non-flying 1948 Aeronca sedan to use as a long-term youth project to rebuild the airplane.
Build-A-Plane is a non-profit group that matches people who want to donate an airplane to groups that want to involve kids in rebuilding them to flying status. We were fortunate to obtain the airplane and moved it to Superior late last year.
Our chapter plans on using our sedan as a rebuilding project using area youth as part of the rebuilding team. We have several aircraft builders in our chapter who are volunteering to provide their guidance and expertise during the rebuilding project. We are funding the rebuilding project with donations of money, as well as materials needed during the rebuilding of this classic airplane.
How Can You Help?
Our sedan project fund is a separate account that is to be used strictly for the funding of this project. Your generous contribution to restore the sedan to it's former glory will be used strictly for this purpose.Since our chapter is a 501c3 non-profit corporation, your contribution or donation is tax deductable.
Aircraft Spruce proudly donated the main and tail wheel tires and tubes, shock rings for suspension and enough acrylic sheets to make all the side windows.
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