Young Eagles To Soar
Young Eagles have to learn to fly, and that's the intent of an event at the Moore County Airport this Saturday, May 21. Any student from age 8-17 can experience the freedom of flight by coming to the airport from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a free airplane ride. The event is open to all children. Prospective passengers and future pilots should report to the main terminal of the airport for sign-ups. Parental permission is required to go up. There is free parking for the event. The rain date is Sunday, May 22.
"This is a great event for young people," said Ron Maness, executive director of the Moore County Airport. "We think it's a learning experience for them, and part of growing up in these modern times. They learn about their community from a different perspective, and about the joys of air travel. It's an exciting event in the lives of a lot of kids, and something they never forget. We're really proud to be a part of it."
The event is sponsored by Young Eagles Program of the E.A.A Chapter #1220, the Moore County Airport Authority, and Pinecrest High School AFROTC. Lunch is sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #810. Groups who would like to register should contact Jim Murray at 910-638-5774 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org for arrangements.
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