Boy Scouts take flight in Young Eagles program

Contributed Story Posted 30 August 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Debbie Patt

BROCKPORT – Youngsters took to the skies in Brockport on Saturday at the Ledgedale Airport as part of the EAA Young Eagles program. Pictured include, from left: Elise Isler, Boy Scout John Patt, Pilot Norm Isler, Pilot Frances Englund, Boy Scout Colby Kerry and Boy Scout Cody Catlin.

The EAA Young Eagles Program was developed in 1992 to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Click here for more information and to find a Young Eagles pilot or coordinator.

Kendall Boy Scouts John Patt and Colby Kerry took advantage of the free flight to work on their Aviation Merit Badge for Boy Scouts. They also learned how to do a preflight check. Albion Boy Scout Cody Catlin has previously earned his Aviation Merit Badge, but was excited for the opportunity on Saturday.

Pilot Norm Isler stated that John was the 96th and Cody was his 97th Young Eagle that he has personally flown, and he is as excited as the boys and girls are when he sees the huge smiles on their faces.