[August 28, 2012]
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Out at the Logan County
Airport, Heritage In Flight Museum offered a unique opportunity for
the youngsters. Parents and their children stood in an often-long
line for kids to get the chance to fly an aircraft simulator.
Rick Naugle, skilled as a carpenter, and in aircraft repairs and
painting, spent many hours making the apparatus work after the
museum acquired it several years ago. Naugle refinished and
refurbished the apparatus a little over a year ago, and it has since
served many youth for their first flight.
Parents clearly enjoyed watching and giving their young prodigy
pilots tips as much as the kids enjoyed the flying.
The simulator functions just like a real plane: Push forward and the
nose goes down; pull back and the nose goes up. Press the rudder right
and the nose turns right; same for left. Turn the flight
controls right, and the right aileron goes up, the left down, and the
plane banks right.
Pictures by Curt Fox