Remos Aircraft Make A Hit With Air Academy Students
August 28, 2008 — This summer the EAA Young Eagles Camp hosted 260 campers, ages 12-18, at EAA’s Air Academy Lodge located next to Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Campers participated in a wide variety of aviation-related activities and demonstrations, and though the programs varied in content and duration, every camper shared a common experience: the chance to fly a Remos GX or G3 600 Light Sport Aircraft for 20 to 30 minutes.
“The REMOS is fun to fly and easy to control,” said Bob Campbell, director of the Air Academy. “The students held the controls until it was time to land and were able to log the time. It’s our hope that it will be the beginning of a Sport Pilot’s license for each one.”
Certified Flight Instructors from the University of North Dakota conducted the flights, allowing the students to take over the controls right after takeoff. If the students were comfortable with piloting, they were asked to perform a number of simple maneuvers.
“This kind of activity is very exciting for us,” said Remos’ CEO Corvin Huber. “We were honored to have EAA choose the Remos for their Air Academy and consider the program a very positive step for drawing more and particularly young people into aviation.”
For more information on the EAA’s Air Academy, visit www.YoungEagles.org/programs/airacademy/.
The Remos is a high wing, carbon fiber light-sport aircraft. It is designed for flight training and recreational flying. There are over 250 Remos flying worldwide. For more information visit www.Remos.com.