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2 Presents The Mal Meador Youth pilot program Mouse click to advance slides Created by – Al Coelho The background music and closing scene of this presentation were found on the internet – Author unknown

3 The Mal Meador Youth Pilot Program In 2005 Mal Meador, a long time Boulder Aeromodelers member and model builder, passed away. In 2007 his wife donated all of his hobby items to the Boulder club to be sold and the funds used to support a youth program. With this base, and additional contributions from many of our other members, the Mal Meador Youth Pilot Program was started.

4 The program Interested youths, under 19, are sought to participate in the program. Once accepted, a youth and a club instructor will be matched up. The club provides a complete “ready to fly” aircraft. Upon successfully completing the program, the student is given the aircraft and a membership into the club. The cost to the Boulder club for the aircraft is approximately $ per student.

5 The club The Boulder Aeromodelers Society has been continuously in operation since The club has been operational at the Boulder Reservoir since The club is totally self supported and receives no services or funding from the City of Boulder. The Boulder field, although funded and maintained by the club, is open to any insured individual desiring to fly. The clubs 2013 membership includes active members ranging in age from 9 to 87 years old.

6 Alex and his dad preparing for a flight.

7 Alex flying with his instructor Rich Anderson.

8 Alex receiving his solo certificate.

9 Rich Anderson showing Kirk’s Mom and Sister how the transmitter controls the plane while a friend looks on.

10 Kirk receives his plane after successfully soloing.

11 Kirk’s Mom, a single parent. A supportive parent is required if the program is to succeed.

12 Danny fueling his plane for a flight. August 2012

13 Danny and instructor James head out for a flight.

14 Danny and his instructor on one of his early flights.

15 Cooper and his Instructor Rich Anderson prepare for a flight.

16 Cooper on the flight line.

17 Cooper and Instructor Rich on one of his early flights.

18 Cole receives his plane after graduating from the program. Presented by his instructor Rich Anderson (left) while his father watches. July 2013

19 Paolo receives his plane after graduating from the program. August 2013

20 Ricky receives his plane after graduating from the program. August 2013

21 Cooper receives his plane after graduating from the program with instructor Rich looking on. August 2013

22 THE END Isn’t this magic ? So our children can enjoy the wonderful experience of flying a radio controlled aircraft... and who knows what the future holds for them.


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