We've gone from this:
This little airplane was gifted to me by a friend with the understanding that I would restore it. My pledge to him was that I would, and when completed it would be used to offer free and/or low cost flights to deserving children or young adults interested in aviation. As a retired Air Force pilot, I'm keenly interested in "giving back" a little of what aviation has given me.
The plane is now about 95% complete -- still needs interior installed. Through the EAA Eagles and Young Eagles programs we will be offering "discovery" flights to children and young adults, with hopes of planting the "seed of aviation." We also plan to offer flights to deserving students who are enrolled in their high school aviation programs (part of the STEM initiative) and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) "You Can Fly" program, as well as those enrolled in Junior ROTC. In addition, we will also reach out to Make-A-Wish, Scouting and other such worthy organizations.
After a three year restoration, Lil Angel felt the wind beneath her wings on Aug 3rd. According to her records, it appears that she had not actually flown in about five years. She truly did fly like a little "homesick angel." I will need to overhaul her engine in the next year or so. An overhaul typically runs about $15,000, therefore, I ask for your continued support.
Please give favorable consideration to making a tax deductible donation. Donating through this site is the most simple means, but you can reach out to me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org
) for other options. Thanks in advance for your help!
Thanks to all who have contributed to her "resurrection". I could not have performed this transformation without your generosity.