Children experience the thrill of flight on Young Eagle’s Day
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) has a program for children ages 8 to 17 called Young Eagles to develop the next generation of airmen. Young Eagle Day is set aside to allow these children to fly in a general aviation aircraft.
Better yet, these flights are absolutely free for these children; all thanks to the generosity of EAA members and volunteers.
This is a great opportunity for children in the area who have always wanted to fly but never had the chance. Heck, it’s open to everyone, including kids who have ever flown.
EAA Chapter 471 is organizing a Young Eagle Day this Saturday June 12 at the Abilene Regional Airport from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It is truly an amazing event and know that all flights will be carried out with experienced licensed pilots.
So, plan to take your kids to Abilene Regional Airport this Saturday so they can grow up to be a young eagle … FOR FREE. Just head to EAA Hangar 471 (Hangar 3) on the northwest side of Abilene Regional, just off Loop 322. Just look for the hanger with blue and white trim. That, and there will be plenty of signs to point you in the right direction.
Also, by attending Young Eagle Day this Saturday, you can find out about other future Young Eagle events.
Again, this event is absolutely free for children between 8 and 17 years old. However, these children will need their parent or guardian to register. For more information, please call Connie Carroll at 325-864-1882.