The move and installation of our UH-1 Huey begins the next steps for Wings of Eagles Discovery Center
What a great way to get started!!! On Thursday, Mike Hall, President of the Discovery Center joined with County Officials to officiate over the ribbon cutting for our new facility at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. Celebrating the arrival of our first aircraft, a Vietnam Combat veteran UH-1 Huey, Mike showed the community that we have returned and are opening up to the public following our successful Summer of Innovation. This summer over 400 children benefited from the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs they attended while volunteers readied our new hanger and interactive classroom for general opening. We are happy to announce that starting September 18th our squadron of unique and historic aircraft will have arrived at their new home and join the Huey on display for the public to enjoy.
These aircraft can and will inspire the thousands of children who will benefit from learning – quite literally “Under the Wings of Eagles.” As the Summer of Innovation was held free to all who attended, some of our efforts will now shift to raising the funding for next summer’s classes as well as extended day and weekend learning classes this year. Sponsorship of our returning aircraft is a great way to help us reach out fundraising goals and to recognize the service of a loved one. You can choose to have the name of a family member who served displayed at the aircraft’s exhibit for posterity. Click below to learn more about how to sponsor an aircraft and to see the full list of our collection that spans some of the most historic years of aviation.
Additionally, in the record press coverage of our ribbon cutting, several mentions of our November Gala were announced. As the general public becomes more aware of our expanded education mission we believe that there will be additional and expanded community support that will help us to become fully self sufficient. Chemung County Executive Tom Santulli summed up our purpose and passion by saying, “The STEM programs offered by Wings of Eagles could lead local students to rewarding careers in technology-driven fields. Having such programs available also makes it easier to recruit businesses – and jobs – to the area.”
One of our goals is to increase our ability to reach our friends via email updates. At no cost to yourself please consider forwarding this email to your friends and contacts and asking them to sign up to receive future Discovery Grams and consider signing up for a membership to enjoy the year round benefits from Wings of Eagles.
Our ribbon cutting was an exciting first step after nearly two years of hard work and now we look forward to welcoming our squadron to their new home and inspiring an entire future generation “Under the Wings of Eagles.”