EAA863 Student Spotlights

EAA863 has a very active youth and student membership. EAA863 is proud to recognize these 4 outstanding youth members for their recent achievements in aviation! EAA863 is very proud of you and your accomplishments! Keep up the great work and we wish you blue skies from here!

  1. Ian Parsons
  2. Jared Carter
  3. Nick Henry
  4. Grace Armour

Ian Parsons

I am 18 years old and go to Watertown High School. I was the first recipient of the Ray Foundation Scholarship and now have my Private Pilot License. Currently I am the president of the Chess Club at Watertown High School and also a member of several other clubs. I plan to go to MTSU and major in the Professional Pilot Program with hopes of becoming a commercial pilot. I am a graduate of the Sattler Aerospace Camp and the Sattler Exploration Camp and now serve as a Camp Counselor.

Jared Carter

My name is Jared Carter I am 17 years old and a senior at Watertown High School. While at school I am an active member in the high school FFA chapter where I currently serve as Vice President.

Outside of school I am active in mixed martial arts where I currently hold a black belt in Maui Thai. I was EAA 863’s second Student Member to be awarded the Ray Foundation Scholarship. I have completed training and hold a Private Pilot License.

After graduation I will attend MTSU where I have been recently accepted, and I will major in the pro-pilot program, as I pursue my dream of being a commercial pilot.

I am a graduate of the Sattler Foundation Aerospace Camp and the Sattler Foundation Exploration Camp. I now serve as a Camp Counselor.

Nick Henry

Nick Henry is a senior at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, where he continues to serve in a leadership role with FFA and is a member of the Track Team. He is also a member of the National Honors Society (NHS). Nick is taking AP classes which earn college credits while in high school. In his spare time he is a volunteer at Battle Field Ranch, a Veterans not-for-profit organization.

He is the son of Jason and Dina Henry and has 2 younger brothers Sam and Vinny. They reside in Mt. Juliet.  Nick is the Co-Leader of the EAA Chapter 863 Youth Group, where he is appreciated for all his time and ideas.

Nick Henry is a recent recipient of the Ray Foundation $10,000 scholarship and is currently training for his private pilot license.  Future goals are to attend the Air Force Academy and later fly the A-10 Thunderbolt. His long-term goal is to be able to fly Missionaries all over the world.

Grace Armour

My name is Grace Armour and I am 18 years old and a senior at Ravenwood High School where I run track.

I started flying and working at Nashville Flight Training this year and love it. I have flown around 40 hours and am working toward my PPL.  Next year I will attend MTSU and major in Aerospace with a Professional Pilot concentration.

When I’m not flying you can find me hanging out with friends, riding my go kart, watching a Formula 1 race or drinking a Red Bull.

Great Fly-in breakfast & Young Eagle rally

Calm winds, and blue skies prevailed on Saturday 10/29/22 as EAA836 hosted their last 5th Saturday breakfast for 2022. Outside the hangar, airplanes were buzzing overhead as they entered the pattern to land on 19 at M54. The parking lot was busy with small kids bounding through the parking lot anxiously awaiting for their chance to see airplanes up close. Inside the Sattler Hangar, fresh bacon, pancakes and a breakfast that rivaled momma’s awaited those who entered. Continue reading to see all of the fun today!

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7/30/22 5th Saturday Breakfast

Come on out and join us for our 5th Saturday breakfast, 7A – 10A on 7/30/22.

Fly in or Drive in at Lebanon Airport (M54). Hangar 2 (Sattler Hangar) on East Side of airport.

TIMES: Breakfast 7A – 10A. Young Eagles 10A – 1130A.

Young Eagles Flights 10A – 1130A. Ages 8-17 get a free flight from one of our EAA863 chapter pilots! This is a great way to expose youth to aviation.

Register your young eagle flyer here prior to the event: https://youngeaglesday.org/?yereg&event=7xjV3zUVW

CAR PARKING: Park outside of the gate on the east side and walk through pedestrian gate. Stay to your right and the hangar is the second one on the right.

FLYING to M54: Taxi to the east ramp and follow ramp personnel instructions for parking.

We look forward to seeing you!

July chapter meeting – Youth spotlight

Our July chapter meeting was a huge success! The air was filled with excitement as our chapter’s youth were highlighted. Their energy and passion was evident as each told about their future aviation plans and dreams. The youth round table discussion was a success as each member talked about their love for aviation and our chapter. Thank you everyone for your support!