As of Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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.