Oh a recent visit to Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), I noticed a small group of Cessnas parked together near the main terminal building. You may be asking yourself, what’s so remarkable about that?
Upon further inquiry, I learned that the aircraft were part of the Young Eagles program. Run by the Naples chapter of the EAA, local kids are given the opportunity to sit in the pilot’s seat and handle the controls of an aircraft, many for the first time.
(2001 Cessna 172)
(1960 Cessna 172)
(1950 Cessna 170)
The program is run monthly to give aspiring young pilots an opportunity to gain experience, and potentially inspire a career in aviation. I wish I could have been part of such an amazing program when I was growing up.