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Saturday, Aug. 21, was a
special day at the Logan County Airport. Members of the Heritage In
Flight Museum and the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 129
from Bloomington held the second annual Young Eagles event at the
airport. Members of the two organizations volunteered to give kids
from age 8 to 18 their first airplane ride.
Forty-five youngsters took
their first ride, thanks to the volunteers who provided their own
aircraft for the morning. It was wonderful to see the excitement of
the kids and their parents. After their flight, each first-timer
received a Young Eagles certificate with the date of the flight
and signature of their pilot. Some of the participants came from as
far away as Mason City.
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sponsor of the week
The EAA Young
Eagles flights were begun in 1992. Since that time, well over 1
million youngsters have taken advantage of the program. The EAA,
with the help of national chairman Harrison Ford, hopes to interest
a new generation in the joys of flying. Judging from the smiles
after the rides, it is a great success.