EAA Eagle Flights Strives to Help Adults Overcome Obstacles to Flight Training; Sennheiser to Co-Sponsor Program and Provide Outreach Assistance
Lakeland, Fla., April 11, 2013 — Audio specialist Sennheiser announced that it will be supporting EAA's Eagle Flights Program, a program designed to help adults overcome obstacles to pilot training. The new program, which builds on the success of EAA's Young Eagles program, presents a long-term opportunity for new pilots become part of the EAA aviation community. As a leading sponsor of EAA's program, Sennheiser will be providing financial resources as well as dedicated outreach assistance.
"EAA has a longstanding history of encouraging flight training, in addition to an extremely supportive network of accomplished pilots around the world," commented Christian Pulm, global marketing and strategy development, Sennheiser Aviation. "It is an honor for Sennheiser to be counted as the first sponsor of the Eagle Flights program, which will provide 'first flight' adults with the information and support they need to continue their journey of becoming a pilot."
Sennheiser's sponsorship of EAA Eagle Flights is another way the company is building on its Live Your Dream program, which was originally launched in 2011. Live Your Dream is designed to motivate and assist people with a passion for flying to remove obstacles and take the first step on their journey towards becoming a pilot.
"There are many synergies between Sennheiser's Live Your Dream and EAA Eagle Flights," Pulm continued. "Both programs provide a wealth of resources designed to educate and motivate, while bringing the possibility of attaining a pilot's license one step closer."
For its new Eagle Flights program, EAA hopes to build on the success of Young Eagles, which has flown more than 1.7 million young people since 1992 through the work of more than 43,000 EAA-member pilots and aviation industry supporters. Through Eagle Flights, EAA hopes to strengthen its community of aviators while creating new pathways for adults to participate in aviation.
“As with Young Eagles, EAA’s Eagle Flights seek to engage people in aviation with a special focus on mentoring adults in the world of flight,” said Jeff Skiles, EAA’s vice president of chapters and youth education. “Sennheiser’s commitment to Eagle Flights shows how deeply interested it is in attracting and supporting people interested in the joy and fulfilment of flying.”
For more information about Sennheiser's Live Your Dream program, please visit www.sennheiser-liveyourdream.com.
Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of aviation headsets, microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. With their top-quality acoustics, high wearing comfort and rugged designs, Sennheiser aviation headsets are suited to the needs of professional and private pilots and air-traffic controllers. Innovations such as the NoiseGard™ active noise compensation system and ActiveGard™ protect against potentially harmful volume surges.
Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is now a global brand represented in 60 countries around the world with U.S. headquarters in Old Lyme, Connecticut. Sennheiser's pioneering excellence in technology has rewarded the company with numerous awards and accolades including an Emmy, a Grammy, and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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