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ASYMCA Summer Learning Adventure

by Tom Holmsley   July 30, 2019

About 35 future pilots ages 6-12 visited the El Paso Radio Controllers today (July 29, 2019). They were participating in the Learning Adventure program from the Armed Services YMCA, and today's events gave them new knowledge about aviation. Several EPRC pilots were present to give them first hand experience with airplanes and how to fly them. There were several flight demonstrations followed by ground school training which led to each youngster actually flying by use of the buddy box. Fritz Gatlin, the EPRC President, organized the activities which included the presentation to each participant a club letter with a patch, a propeller, and a hand tossed glider.
Officers from the ASYMCA were there to oversee the activities which was a big help for the club. They were:
Paola Camacho, Teacher Assistent
Nadine Carrillo, Child Care Provider
Diana Bengson, Development Manager
Betty Ramirez, Program Coordinator
Isabel Ortiz, Bus Driver
On departure, one of the ASYMCA adults commented to me that she had heard one of the youngsters say "this is the best field trip they have ever had".
A big congratulations to all the ASYMCA and EPRC members who participated, and we're looking forward to seeing a whole new batch of aviators in the future.

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 Dennis Lynden, treas; Tony Flores, Amelio Dimas, Honesty Cornelius, Ben Saldana Joe Pritchard, ASYMCA Exec. Director, with curious new aviatrixes. 


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