Local Fund Raiser to Aid Hurricane Victims

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On October second, the chapter will hold a pancake breakfast, where they also hope to take 100 kids between ages 8 and 18 up in their planes with a qualified pilot, even letting them take control of the planes for a while.

"We generally have a pancake breakfast every October," said Mike Pope, President of the EAA's Chapter 509. "We decided with what's going on down south, we needed to help out a little bit."

The pilots will be donating their time and fuel to the effort, which is part of the Young Eagles Program; a chance for kids to learn about aviation and maybe even spark lifelong intrest in it.

For more information, call Stan Carpenter at (715) 839-0373, Jim Solbert at (715) 834-9493, or Mike Pope at (715) 723-6678.