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To the editor:
On Saturday morning, June 10, the skies above the
Logan County Airport cleared and 20 kids from around Lincoln and
Logan County took their first airplane ride as part of International
Young Eagle Day! The Young Eagle event was sponsored by the Heritage
In Flight Museum and Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 129
It was wonderful to see the big smiles on the new Young Eagles as
they stepped out of the airplane after seeing the earth for the
first time from the sky. What in many cases were nervous steps
toward the airplanes turned into a happy rush to their parents after
the flight to tell them about their exciting time.
All of the kids were presented with a Young Eagle certificate
complete with the signature of actor Harrison Ford, the Young Eagle
[to top of second column in this letter]
Special thanks are due Bob Tarbox from EAA 129 for printing off
the certificates, JoAnne Marlin for helping with the paperwork, Jack
Burke for seeing that the new young aviators were safely escorted to
and from the airplane. HIF President Barry Miller and past President
Tom Wachtel provided the piloting skills for the day in the HIF
Heritage In Flight has been sponsoring Young Eagle Days as well
as trips to the Challenger Learning Center in Bloomington for
Lincoln school students for many years. HIF plans to continue these
educational programs as part of the museum's community programs.
Heritage In Flight Museum
(Posted June 13, 2006)
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