Naval cadets get to fly at airport

by | August 18, 2018 5:00 am

Last Updated: August 15, 2018 at 9:12 am

LCDR Dennis J Doerr, commanding officer of the Yorktown Division U.S. Naval Sea Cadets, brought a group to the Walterboro airport Saturday morning. They were met by pilot Doug St. Pierre, president of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) #477, Jeff Grigg, and other local pilots for aircraft orientation and a flight around Walterboro.
“I’m excited to fly today,” said Cadet Henry Tetrev. “I’ve been to Texas to see the Merchant Marines, toured a Rolls Royce jet engine manufacturing plant and done event training in Florida. The event training is like advanced basic training,” he said.
St. Pierre, a Walterboro resident for only three months, has quickly gotten involved in the community. “We have our first corporate sponsor for our EAA chapter, Century 21 Girardeau Realty and Victoria Culpepper. We’d like to have more,” he said as he prepared his Piper Archer II for another group of cadets.
The U.S. Naval Sea Cadets is an organization for young men and women ages 10-17. For more information contact Doerr at ddoerr@seacadets.org or www.hyseacadets.com.
For more information about EAA, search EAA.org.

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