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Old 10-23-2017, 12:32 PM
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Default Eagle's Nest Projects - EN-17 Granbury HS Ceremonial 1st Flight

Granbury (TX) High School Students Celebrate the Completion
of their Eagle's Nest Project (EN-17) - a Van's Aircraft RV-12

10/21/2017 - Granbury Regional Airport
Granbury Mayor, Nin Hulett, GISD Superintendent, Dr. James Largent, GISD CTE Director, Judy Gentry, and many other airport, city, and school dignitaries joined the "build-students" from Granbury high school in celebrating the completion and ceremonial 1st flight of their aircraft build, an Eagle's Nest Project Van's RV-12. NBC Channel 5 news was on hand to record the event and Granbury's generous and supportive community donated over $4,000 in continuing support. A new group of "build-students" have already started construction of the school's 2nd airplane, Eagle's Nest Projects (EN-21), that's scheduled for completion late next year. In the meantime, EN-17 will be based at Granbury Regional Airport and Eagle's Nest Projects will make it available to all "build-students" for flight experiences and limited primary training. "Mentors build the student... Students build the airplane" -Glen Salmon is the motto of Eagle's Nest Projects and the community of Granbury has demonstrated well that with proper mentoring of our youth, they'll live life empowered and in confidence that nothing is beyond their grasp. /reb

Aside: If you're attending the Alliance Air Show this weekend, Granbury and McKinney high schools will be displaying their Eagle's Nest Aircraft. Pay them a visit... you won't be disappointed! Also, the weekend of Nov 11th McKinney high school will be celebrating their ceremonial 1st flight of EN-14 with a fly-drive event at McKinney Airport. Click here for more info.

Link Smugmug Slideshow >> HERE
Link Smugmug Photo Gallery >> HERE
Link NBC Channel 5 Interview >> HERE

R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
Friends of the RV-1/Eagle's Nest Projects
"Mentors build the student...
Students build the airplane." -Glen Salmon

Dedicated to the historical preservation of the RV-1 Aircraft
and organized for the purposes of promoting, supporting,
fostering, and engaging in aviation and aerospace education.

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Old 10-23-2017, 01:10 PM
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Congrats Ernie! Incredible what you are doing for kids across the nation with this program.

Hope to see you in McKinney on November 11th at our Expo that will feature the McKinney Aviation Academy's RV-12 build!
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:45 PM
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EN-17 is a great accomplishment for both the students and mentors!

The thought of EN-21 is an incredible success story for the Eagle's Nest Program!
- Glen, ESVA
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Old 10-24-2017, 06:29 AM
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Love the color can't wait to see it at Sun-n-Fun.

Nice Job
Wisconsin Eagle Nest Team
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