Local museum and
aviation enthusiasts offer flights for youth
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May open house set for Heritage In
[March 17, 2007]
The Heritage In Flight Museum at the Logan
County Airport will have an open house on May 12 from 9 a.m. until 3
p.m., with the special emphasis of attracting young people to the
world of flying and aviation history.
Several different types of aircraft, including gliders and former
military airplanes, will be on display during the day, as well as
the standing museum exhibits.
The Civil Air Patrol will be at the airport helping with ground
safety. The CAP officers and cadets can explain their programs to
interested parents and children.
The annual HIF Young Eagle event will also be held during the
day, from 10 a.m. until noon. The purpose of a Young Eagle event is
to give kids from age 8 to 18 their first airplane ride for free.
Youth must be accompanied to the airport and registered by a parent
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Local pilots volunteer their time and their airplanes for this
event. Rides are given in the order that participants arrive at the
Logan County Airport.
This is the fifth year that HIF and Experimental Aircraft
Association Chapter 129 from Bloomington have offered this event.
HIF has certified more than 200 local youth as Young Eagles.
Heritage in Flight also sponsors a class selected from area
schools to attend the Challenger Learning Center in Bloomington each
year as part
of a community education outreach program.
Questions about the May 12 event may be answered by calling
Heritage In Flight Museum at 217-732-3333.
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