Free Plane Rides for Kids

Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes even work.
You might even dream about being a pilot.
If you’re shaking you’re head “yes” and are between the ages of 8 and 17, then there are some EAA member volunteer pilots who would love to take you on a free Young Eagles flight.
That’s right – a free flight!

This is your big chance and it will happen on April 22nd, 2017 at the Mesquite Airport from 8am – 11am. Flights, provided on a first come-first served basis are limited, so get there early with a parent or guardian, (and don’t forget your camera).

So what’s a Young Eagles Flight like?
According to their web site:

On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map), identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful “walk around” preflight inspection of the airplane, and identifying the parts that control the airplane.

Just before take-off: Your pilot helps you buckle your seat belt and describes the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

In the air: You have a whole new view of the earth and sky. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls! The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, but if you’re like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life.

Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. And ask away! Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. You also receive an official Young Eagles logbook, which is signed by your personal pilot, and your name is added to a long list of Young Eagles in the World’s Largest Logbook.

For more information on the Young Eagles Program go to: www.youngeagles.org/ today.

The City of Mesquite is a co-sponsor of this event and is providing tables and chairs as well as the venue. So for a fun day you will always remember, come to Mesquite Airport April 22nd.

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