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  • Free Airplane rides available for children on Saturday

  • In conjunction with the Dogwood Festival, free airplane rides will be given to children at the Camdenton airport.This is an opportunity for local kids to experience a ride in a small aircraft free of charge.
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  • In conjunction with the Dogwood Festival, free airplane rides will be given to children at the Camdenton airport. This is an opportunity for local kids to experience a ride in a small aircraft free of charge.
    Weather permitting these flights will take place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 after the Dogwood parade.
    The airplane ride should last approximately 20 minutes. There will be an opportunity to ask the pilotquestions before and after the flight. Children may even have the opportunity to assist the pilot in flying the aircraft. There will be an airplane in the greeting area where pre-flight demonstrations will be given.
    There is a sign up process and each child accompanied by their guardian will be entered in a log bookand also receive an official Young Eagles certificate, signed by your personal pilot and Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles.
    The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, 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. Since 1992, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots.
    In addition to the Young Eagles flights there will be static displays of aircraft and emergency rescue equipment to include the Camdenton Fire Department fire truck. Food will be available at the airport as well.

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