Sean D. Tucker honors Chicago pilot
Sean D. Tucker performed one of his first official duties as EAA's new Young Eagles chairman Thursday at the Chicago Air and Water Show Media Day held at the Gary/Chicago International Airport (GYY). There he presented Ken Rapier, EAA 453453, with a leather bomber jacket to honor Ken for flying 1,000 kids through the Young Eagles program.
"We're here to do something very special," Tucker said. "The Chicago DODO chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen has flown 14,000 Young Eagles to date - 14,000 kids they've touched the hearts of. And Ken, who serves as president of the chapter, has just completed his 1,000th kid flown, so we're going to present him with a little present, a leather flight jacket from EAA. Thank you so much, Ken."