Kids Fly Free event at airport

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(Posted May 30, 2014)

On June 21, the EAA Young Eagles program will provide free sightseeing plane rides for children ages 8 to 17. Flights will take off from Madison County Airport in London between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather permitting.

A parent or legal guardian must be present and fill out a registration form.

The Young Eagles program is designed to introduce children and teens to aviation. Rides are provided by volunteer pilots from EAA Chapter 9 based at the Ohio State University Airport in Columbus.

Over the years, Chapter 9 has provided thousands of Young Eagles flights. Nationally, the organization has provided over 1.75 million Young Eagles flights. Last year, 96 youths enjoyed flights during the Madison County event.

For more information, go to www.eaa9.org and click on “EAA 9 Young Eagles” or send email to Darlene Ford at president@eaa9.org.

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