Next Step Grad
Earns His Wings
Daniel Manzani shows off his temporary pilot certificate after passing his checkride September 20.
DANIEL MANZANI, EAA 875736, of Temecula, California, passed his
private pilot checkride on September 20, 2010, his 17th birthday.
Daniel was among the first students to use the Sporty’s Complete
Online Pilot Training Course offered to Young Eagles to help him
become a pilot.
At age 15, Daniel went on a Young Eagles flight—his first-ever
general aviation flight—with Gary Timbs, EAA 796894, in his
Cessna 180. The flight inspired the teen to take the Sporty’s online
course, which prepares student pilots for the FAA written exam
and is provided free by EAA and Sporty’s. Daniel, who soloed on his
16th birthday, also applied for and received an EAA flight-training
scholarship to help pay for flight lessons. His goal is to become a flight
instructor and, eventually, a commercial pilot.
“Daniel is more proof that EAA is helping to create the next
generation of pilots,” commented Brian O’Lena, EAA youth programs
manager. “With the Young Eagles flight, Sporty’s online course, a
free first flight lesson, flight scholarships, and the upcoming free
EAA student membership, EAA is truly providing a flight plan for the
student to move into the left seat.”
More than 4,700 Young Eagles are enrolled in the free Sporty’s
online course. In addition, upon completing the course, students can
apply for flight scholarships generously provided by Rolls-Royce, Jim
and Angela Thompson, and Harrison Ford.
Learn more at www.YoungEagles.org.
NEWS FROM HQ
FIRST BAHAMAS LSA/GA FLY-IN
HAS OSHKOSH ROOTS
NEXT MONTH, THE BAHAMAS MINISTRY OF TOURISM
will sponsor the first Light-Sport and General
Aviation Aircraft Bahamas Fly-In, and Bahamas
officials are cordially inviting EAA members to
participate. Pilots will depart as a group from
Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
(FXE) on December 10 and fly 83 nautical miles
to Grand Bahama International Airport (MYGF)
for the two-day event.
As was announced at AirVenture this year,
the Bahamas became the first country outside
the United States to accept the U.S. sport pilot/
light-sport aircraft regulations, allowing sport
pilots to use their driver’s license as evidence of
Pilots who wish to participate must complete
a registration form. The Light-Sport and General
Aviation Aircraft Bahamas Fly-In is supported
by EAA and the Light Aircraft Manufacturers
Association. Additional information can be found
B- 17 TOUR WRAPS UP THIS MONTH
IF YOU WANT TO TAKE a flight this year on one of
history’s most storied aircraft, the Boeing B- 17
bomber, time is running short. EAA’s annual
Aluminum Overcast tour is winding down this
month and has only a few stops remaining before
the aircraft heads back to Oshkosh.
To reserve one of the remaining spots left in
2010, visit www.B17.org or call 800-359-6217.
REMAINING TOUR STOPS IN 2010
• November 9-10, Jackson, Mississippi, hosted
by EAA Chapter 276
• November 12-14, New Orleans, Louisiana,
hosted by EAA Chapter 261
• November 16-17, El Dorado, Arkansas, hosted
by EAA Chapter 626
• November 19-21, Tulsa, Oklahoma, hosted by
Vintage Airplane Association Chapter 10