At EAA’s annual Gathering of Eagles gala on Thursday night, EAA Chairman Jack Pelton announced the new Young Eagles Chairman, aerobatics star Sean D. Tucker. In a hilarious and energetic acceptance speech (Pelton later said he was pretty sure that Tucker actually accepted), Tucker wowed the crowd with his infectious enthusiasm for the role. “Yeah, baby!” were Tucker’s exact words when his selection was announced and that refrain filled the Eagle Hangar throughout the rest of the show. Tucker takes over from Miracle on the Hudson pilots Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles, who thanked EAA for the honor of having served in the post the past several years. Tucker is the fifth chair of Young Eagles, following behind the late Cliff Robertson, Gen. Chuck Yeager, Harrison Ford, and Sully and Skiles.