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Free airplane rides offered to young people at Nevada County Airport

Submitted by David Bernasconi

Members of the Nevada County Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1175 are again offering free flights to children and teens between the ages of 8 and 17. The “Young Eagle Flights” will be available between 9 a.m. and noon on June 15 at the Nevada County Airport. Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages 8 to 17 their first free ride in an airplane. The sole mission of the program is to inspire young people and introduce them to the world of aviation. To date, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) member volunteers. The EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. Pictured, a “young eagle” from a former event holds up his Young Eagles Flight Certificate. Every young person who flies receives a certificate and a log book with the flight entered. For more information, visit http://www.eaa.org/YoungEagles.


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