EAA Chapter 1342 is our local EAA Chapter, made up of UND students and faculty. We’re the only collegiate EAA Chapter in the Nation, and are about 80 members strong at many meetings. This year, we helped put on two Young Eagles Rallies, one in Crookston, MN and one in Grafton, ND. Between the two weekends, we flew over 130 kids, many for their first time in an airplane! Young Eagles is all about getting kids who have an interest in aviation into the sky, and often times at the controls, of a plane flown by an EAA member. To find out more about Young Eagles and get involved, click here. Our Grafton, ND fly-in, co-hosted with EAA Chapter 380, was a HUGE success. With over 75 kids flown in just a few hours, and planes showing up ranging from a Pilatus PC12, King Air 200, P51, and even a TBM Avenger, it was an awesome Sunday! Out of the 7 kids I flew in Grafton, it was the first time in an airplane for 5 of them… It’s an incredibly rewarding feeling to watch their faces transform from fear on takeoff, to an uncontainable smile once we’re in the air. What an awesome year EAA 1342. Thanks to everyone that made it happen! -Swayne Share this:ShareTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint 4 Responses Karlene Petitt May 15, 2016 Swayne, this is so great… giving back the passion you love!! Keep going strong! Reply Swayne Martin May 16, 2016 Thanks, Karlene! Great to hear from you. We need to catch up sometime. I hope your flying has been going well. Reply Karlene Petitt May 16, 2016 Thank you Swayne. So… did you see my good news? New airplane is in the works. Yes… I keep tabs on you (proud stalker) but with school, busy writing research articles. Keep up the great work! Good News Link: http://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com/2016/05/fridays-fabulous-flyer-is.html Sairam Simhadri August 18, 2016 did you rent the Pilatus ? Awesome video man !! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName Email Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.