Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Flight rally to take place Saturday - Harbor Springs Airport (KMGN), Michigan

HARBOR SPRINGS -- Area young people will have a chance to take to the skies on Saturday, June 30. 

For youth age 8-17, the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1087 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Harbor Springs Airport.

The rally is part of the association's Young Eagle's Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer pilots in the association have flown more than 1.4 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries.

"Free airplane rides are just one part of the flight rally," said Bill Meyer, spokesman for the event. "We hope to build one-to-one relationships between pilots and young people, giving a new generation a chance to learn more about the possibilities that exist in the world of aviation."

Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

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