Saturday, September 14th will be a busy day at the Lawrence Municipal Airport in Lawrence, MA. EAA Chapter 106 is hosting two events on Saturday. The first event will be for children ages 8-17 where kids will be able to experience a FREE flight in a General Aviation aircraft. These flights are step one of a five-step program which has flown over 1.8 million youth worldwide. The five steps include free student memberships (EAA & AMA), free on-line ground school, and for those ages 13+ the ability to earn a free flight lesson.
Registration for Young Eagles flights begins at 9:00AM and goes until 12:00PM. Flights for the Young Eagles programs will run from 9:00AM until 2:00PM.
PILOTS – Help inspire youth click here to sign up and volunteer!
The second event is the 2013 NorthEast LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) Expo. The expo opens at 9:00AM and ends at 4:00PM. Admission is FREE to attendees and LSA Vendors, vendors are asked to register to display. Free Seminars for FAA Wings credit begin at 9:30AM. Registration links for the seminars is on the NorthEast Expo page on the EAA Chapter 106 website.
As of this writing there are 17 aircraft confirmed including the Aero AT-4, Van’s RV-12, SeaMax America M-22, Cessna Skycatcher 162, Airon Lightning LS-1, and the Terrafugia Transition®. The Transition® is a flying car that is being developed in Woburn, MA.
The Transition® brings a new level of freedom, flexibility, and fun to personal aviation by combining driving and flying in one state-of-the-art vehicle. Glass cockpit avionics, carbon fiber construction, and innovative mechanisms make the Transition® easy and fun to fly, drive, and convert. A steering wheel and gas and brake pedals on the ground make it familiar to drive while a stick and rudder pedals provide responsive control in flight.
By being able to land and drive, not only is the “last mile problem” solved but inclement weather will no longer stop your trip. Running on premium unleaded automotive gasoline, the same engine powers the propeller in flight or the rear wheels on the ground. Converting between flight and drive modes is comparable to putting down the top on your convertible and you can keep the Transition® at home in the garage: flying has never been so convenient!
There will be Flight Training Schools on hand to provide information on becoming a pilot as well as FOOD and beverages. Breakfast will be served from 8:00AM to 11:00AM $5.00 all you can eat! Lunch will be served from 11:00AM to 2:00PM for $7.00 all you can eat! There is a combo special all you can eat breakfast and lunch for $10.00!
Can you believe all of this is only 25 minutes from Londonderry?
Rain date for the LSA Expo is September 21, 2013.
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About Pete Langlois
Pete Langlois lives in Derry with his wife and two children. Pete’s day job is in information technology as a systems administrator. He is an accomplished photographer and loves to shoot at air shows and balloon festivals. He also enjoys shooting waterfalls, nature and macro photography. You can view and purchase his outstanding images on his website.