I'm planning on being there, to cover the event and participate! This is a great event held nationwide and the second year since it's inception. Hoepfully interest continues and it returns for a third year. I'm going to assume that the national numbers of attendees will easily surpass last years count. See you there?!
(excerpt from my Chicago General Aviation Examiner.com article)
EAA's International Learn to Fly Day is coming to the Chicago area with 13 event's planned within 100 miles of the city. On May 21st, aviation industries, airports and flight instructors will be holding the event to introduce interested adults and kids to the world of general aviation and provide insight into learning to fly. Some locations will have the option for participants to take introductory flights. The introductory flights will be based off the Young Eagles flights offered to kids, aged 8 to 17, but will also include adults as well.
Dupage Airport (KDPA) will have the event from 10 AM to 4 PM at the 'big red hanger' sponsored by Travel Express Aviation (TEA). The hanger is located at 3N060 Powis Road, West Chicago. Food will be provided throughout the event as well as events for the kids and adults. TEA will provide introductory flights for people considering learning to fly.
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