Are you age 8-17, and would you like to experience what it’s like to fly a real plane? Do you have a child you think might be interested?
Then c’mon out to Minuteman Airport in Stow, MA on Saturday, August 13 from 9 am to noon to participate in the next Young Eagles event and get a chance to take control of a real airplane with the help of some local pilots. No need to sign up ahead of time, but get there early to make sure you get a spot.
The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Their goal was to give 1 million youngsters a chance to fly by the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight in 2003. They met that goal, and the program was so popular and successful, they’ve continued it to this day.
If you make it down, while you’re waiting for your real flight, c’mon over and practice your flight with Flying’sCool!. You’ll be able to practice flying out of the Minuteman airport in Flight Simulator which looks just like the real one. I even have an exact replica of the airplane one of the volunteers uses. Hope to see you there! 🙂