Scout Builds Heliport As Eagle Project | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.23.14 **
** Airborne 04.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.21.14 **
** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **

Thu, May 24, 2012

Scout Builds Heliport As Eagle Project

Single Donor Provides Over Half The Funding Needed

Jarrett Jackson, a member of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 391, has started working on his ambitious Eagle Scout project, "Project Eagle Flight," thanks to a generous contribution from a Warsaw, N.C.-based livestock production company.

Jackson lives in Spivey's Corner in Sampson County, N.C., where he, his brother and father are volunteer firemen. In debating what to do for his Eagle Scout project, Jackson relied on his leadership and community service values and decided to construct a helicopter landing pad so that emergency aircraft from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke Medical Center, Wake Med, Pitt Memorial Hospital and New Hanover Regional Medical Center will have a safe and secure place to land and pickup their patients.

The helipad is located at the Spivey's Corner Fire Department, which is a predesignated emergency aircraft landing area for Sampson County. The helipad will consist of a concrete pad with recessed lighting, and remote control operations by the helicopter pilot.

Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown, the company making the donation, heard about the project and was very impressed with Jackson's idea and the work that he had already done to turn the idea into a reality. "Supporting worthy projects in the communities where we have business interests is very important to Murphy-Brown," Butler said. "This project will benefit people in need of emergency medical attention, throughout our region, for many years to come."  

In a meeting at Murphy-Brown headquarters, Butler presented Jackson with a surprise check for $11,300, the balance of the funds needed to complete the $22,000 project. Jackson, almost speechless by the generous gift, told Butler, "I don't know what to say, except, 'thank you.'  I never thought that someone would help out like this. Can you believe this?"   

Project Eagle Flight is set to be completed during the coming months. (Pictured L to R, Richard Stephenson, Project Eagle Flight Advisor, Jarrett Jackson, and Don Butler, director of government relations and public affairs for Murphy-Brown LLC. Provided by Murphy-Brown LLC)

FMI: www.scouting.org

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: Aero-Statesman Phil Boyer – Representing The Aviation Community

Retired AOPA President Still Understands What An Association Must Do To Serve An Embattled Industry Originally WebCast October 18, 2012: Its been nearly four years since Phil Boyer>[...]

AD: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Balloons

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-10 PRODUCT: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Models NL-280/STU, NL-380/STU, NL-510/STU, NL-640/STU, NL-840/STU, and NL-1000/STU balloons.>[...]

Airshow Pilot Bails Out After Catastrophic Aircraft Failure

Planning Ahead And Staying Safe Saves A Professional Airshow Pilot Dan Marcotte describes himself on his website as being determined and driven with a sense of vision. His adventur>[...]

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind! Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to th>[...]

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08 PRODUCT: Centrair Model 101, 101A, 101AP, and 101P gliders.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC