Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Young children to young eagles

June 10th 2006 will be a special day for the 10,000 (approximately) children who will get to fly with a volunteered pilot in their aircraft.

The free flight program conducted by the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) offers children in the ages of 8 to 17 a chance to fly in aircrafts, gliders, helicopters and even hot air balloons and blimps. Better said simply given a chance to be airborne.

These activities are also part of the effort to fly 1.25 million Young Eagles by EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2006, "The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration," which takes place July 24-30 at Wittman Regional Airport at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

The Young Eagles program's chairman is Harison Ford, a well known actor (air force one) and an aviator. Their effort has to be applauded for their consistency, for the association has been doing this from 1992.

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