PFP # 53 Lyn Freeman & BuildAPlane

by David on November 26, 2009

This week we welcome our friend Lyn Freeman into the virtual hangar. Lyn is the founder of BuildAPlane, an organization that helps to match unfinished or damaged airplanes with high schools and other youth organizations, thus providing kids an opportunity to work on a real airplane. Some of these airplanes will never fly again, but some actually do! How exciting is that?!

Lyn talks about how he started BuildAPlane, discusses how people can get involved, and gives a few examples of the many great stories related to BuildAPlane projects.

Please see the BuildAPlane website for information about how to start a project in your school or youth organization, donate an airplane, donate products or services, or support this amazing organization that has the great mission of getting kids deeply involved with aviation. Also, you can become a fan of BuildAPlane on Facebook by clicking here.

ATC: The Aviation Trivia Challenge

  • Question 1: Who was the first American to orbit Earth?
  • Question 2: What does REIL stand for?
    • Answer: Runway end identification lights
    • First correct answer: @PilotDamon
  • Question 3: What are the three stages of a thunderstorm?
    • Answer: Building (cumulus), mature, and dissipating
    • First correct answer: @pilot

As always, a special thank you to Steve Tupper and Scott Cannizzaro for the music for this podcast. Please drop us a line if you’d like to be a guest on the show or if you simply want to leave us feedback. We just love getting listener mail! Our email address is

Direct download: PFP__53_Lyn_Freeman__BuildAPlane.mp3

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