Local pilots hope to steer kids toward aviation


Get ready for take off!

This Saturday, June 9th local pilots will be offering airplane rides to kids in Mason as part of the first “Young Eagles Aviation Day” of the summer.

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles Program has dedicated more than 20-years to giving youth ages 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane.

It’s sole mission is to introduce and inspire kids to the world of aviation.

Today the Young Eagles Program has flown more than 2-million kids with the help of volunteer pilots and ground workers.

All the fun is happening this weekend at the Mason Jewett Field from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday June 9th.

Flights are offered for free to kids ages 8 to 17.

They’re a first come first serve basis and last about 20 minutes long.

A parent or guardian must be present to provide a permission slip.

On Sunday, June 10th, there will be a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. 

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