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Patty Wagstaff Launches Young Eagles Live Web Chats

April 15, 2005 - The EAA Young Eagles website began its monthly web chat feature on Wednesday night with aerobatic performer and National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee Patty Wagstaff. From 7-8 p.m. CDT the popular pilot answered questions ranging from her prowess as a performing pilot to what she likes to do in her leisure time and her love of AirVenture Oshkosh. "It was an exciting evening," said EAA Young Eagles Director Steve Buss, who moderated the session. "We weren't sure what kind of response we would receive, but I am very pleased with our inaugural event. Of course, having a guest of Patty's caliber certainly helps." Read chat transcript

Wagstaff revealed, "I'd have to say Oshkosh is probably the most special place I've ever performed." She added that she will perform three or four times at this year's EAA AirVenture. She's also flown some Young Eagles but not as many as she'd like to. "I'm always so busy and haven't had the type of airplane that I could fly them in," Wagstaff said. "I really love the program though and have talked to a lot of Young Eagles at Oshkosh and other places."

Buss added, "We really appreciate all she has done to support the EAA Young Eagles program through the years."

The Young Eagles website will continue to host live web chats on the third Wednesday of the month, allowing visitors the opportunity to interact with aviation personalities and professionals. "We are currently working on our upcoming guest list and hope to have a formal announcement of future guests in the next week," Buss said.

Chats will be held from 7-8 p.m. Central.

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