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Universal Avionics Inspires Youth with EAA Young Eagles Flights

Paul DeHerrera, CEO, Becomes Volunteer Pilot for EAA Young Eagles Program

Paul DeHerrera, CEO, Becomes Volunteer Pilot for EAA Young Eagles Program

Tucson, AZ – August 13, 2014 – A chance meeting with Sean D. Tucker, EAA Young Eagles Chairman, inspired Universal Avionics CEO, Paul DeHerrera, to get involved with the Young Eagles Program and become a volunteer pilot. Since starting his volunteering for the program a few months ago, Paul has flown students from the Tucson, Arizona area in his Cessna 172N, providing over six Young Eagles their first flight experience.

“All it took was a brief conversation with Sean D. Tucker, his energy and enthusiasm inspired me to get involved in the Young Eagles Program,” said Paul. “As a young man, I was motivated to learn to fly by a Cessna salesman who let me sit in a new Cessna 150,” he added. “I look forward to sharing more flights and sparking this same interest in aviation with our youth. It has already been an incredibly rewarding experience.”

The EAA Young Eagles Program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8-17, an opportunity to fly in a general aviation airplane. The program supports a positive impact on the future of aviation and the lives of the world’s youth.

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