Pancakes and Kids in Flight!



We closed our spring/early summer season of Pancake Breakfasts and Young Eagle flights in style with a strong turnout, with a combination of loyal local breakfast fans returning for more, plus a good number of Fly-Ins from local airports and EAA Chapters, plus several Young Eagle families.
Chuck Shipman had correctly forecast our food consumables needs and purchases for the morning and we ended complete serving 140 breakfasts with just about zero carry-over, with no shortages during our very busy morning. Way to go Chuck!

Our loyal patron breakfasters continue to offer positive feedback on our food and our service, and we have come to recognize many of the returning families and kids. Through the morning Tony Zecca’s pancakes (his first time!) were getting accolades from our guests.

A display of Military Vehicles, orchestrated by Bruce Roberts, added a new dimension to the morning’s attractions and go the attention of many of the younger breakfasters. Thanks Bruce!

Favorable flying weather conditions and a TFR-less weekend also meant we could offer flights to our Young Eagles. Thirteen kids braved the heat as they waited for a flight on one of four of Chapter member aircraft, supported by our ground crew and Registration Team. In all, a Chapter team of 10 brought smiles to a bunch on new young fliers this weekend.

The Chapter Breakfast Team who planned, procured, prepared, cooked, served, cleaned and restored the hangar at the close worked in very hot conditions to ensure the success and value of the morning from both a community and fund-raising perspectives. The Chapter Breakfast Team comprises 12 members, with additional members helping during set-up and wrap-up.

So this weekend, a combined team of more than 22 Chapter members contributed to a highly successful Saturday morning for over 160 guests who came to our Chapter for a fun morning of community, aviation and good food! And EAA240 delivered.

On behalf of the entire membership and our guests, we thank all 22 members volunteers who, despite the heat, made this happen in style! Fun too!