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Kids get first flights at Logan County Airport     Send a link to a friend

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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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.

Curt Fox

(posted 8-28-04)

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