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Young Eagle Day offers kids free airplane rides
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ELLSWORTH — Smoky Hill EAA Chapter No. 1127 will host a Young Eagle Day on Saturday Nov. 4, at the Ellsworth airport. Young people age 8 to 17 are welcome to experience a demonstration flight in an airplane. The flights are provided free of charge to any youth wishing to participate.
Registration and flights will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 1 p.m. Each youth must have a signed permission form from a parent or guardian. Forms are available from chapter members or can be filled out Saturday.
Each Young Eagle flight takes place in an FAA registered airplane flown by a licensed pilot. The flight is conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatices or non-standard maneuvers will be performed.
The Young Eagle program has been developed by the EAA aviation foundation to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Each child will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give new perspectives on the world and life in general, sponsors said.
Since 1993, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than two million young eagles.
Information is available by calling area members Larry A. Farmer, 785 825 1256, or Dale Weinhold, 785 472 4309, or email or