EAA Young Eagles offers youth flights on Saturday

INDEPENDENCE — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Independence State Airport, EAA Hanger, 4803 Airport Road, Independence.

Young Eagles, launched in 1992, gives interested youths aged 8 to 17 an opportunity to learn about aviation and take a flight in a general aviation airplane.

All Young Eagles receive ground school training, a 15-minute flight, a picture and an official EAA Young Eagles certificate.

Sporty’s Pilot Shop will provide all participants with a Young Eagles logbook. Middle- and high-school students will receive an access code to Sporty’s Complete Flight Training Course.

Ground school is about 45 minutes long, with flights taking about 15 minutes. Flights are on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free of charge, courtesy of EAA Chapter 292 pilots.

Each Young Eagle must have a registration form signed by a parent or guardian.

For more information: www.eaa292.org, or www.youngeagles.com.

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