Free Airplane Rides for Wiregrass Youths
November 4, 2015
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  • On Saturday, November 14th, pilots from the local Experimental Aircraft Association (the EAA) Chapter 351 in Enterprise will be cranking up their engines and giving FREE aircraft rides to youngsters in the Wiregrass area.

     This annual educational event gives 8 to 17 year-olds the opportunity to become Young Eagles and experience the thrill of flight through the volunteer efforts of local pilots. No experience is required – only the desire to fly.

     Registration will begin at 8:30 AM at the Enterprise Municipal Airport, and orientation flights will be conducted from 9 AM to 3 PM. A parent or guardian must be present at registration.

     Young Eagles will receive a complete safety and pre-flight briefing, and after takeoff will be allowed to follow along on the controls for a most memorable flight. After landing they will receive a logbook and certificate documenting their adventure, and a certificate to participate in a FAA-approved Private Pilot Ground School. They also receive a FREE Student Membership into the EAA with discounts and opportunities for further participation in the exciting world of flight.

     The EAA Young Eagles program gives today’s young people the opportunity to experience the magic of flight for themselves. These educational flights are made possible by the generosity of volunteer pilots in our area who donate their aircraft and time. There is no cost to participants.