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Kids Fly Free on Young Eagles Day

The Experimental Aircraft Association will sponsor Young Eagles Day on Saturday, May 11, at the Trenton-Mercer Airport.

Kids who are interested in the magic of flight will have a chance to fly in an aircraft for free at Trenton-Mercer Airport.

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 176 is sponsoring a Young Eagles Day on Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the airport. All children and teens ages 8 to 17 will have an opportunity to fly in an aircraft piloted by an EAA pilot, free of charge.

The day will provide kids of all ages an opportunity to learn about aircraft and aviation. EAA is an organization dedicated to sharing its passion for aircraft and aviation through various activities, including the Young Eagles program and tours of historic aircraft. Since 1992, the Young Eagles program has provided free flight experiences to more than 1.5 million children around the nation.

Parents are welcome; however, they will not be allowed on the aircraft during actual flights, which usually last approximately 10 minutes.

Activities will take place on the Ronson Aviation ramp at Trenton-Mercer Airport, off Exit 3A of Interstate 95. For more information, contact Steve Bryk of the EAA Young Eagles at 215-840-0461. For directions or inquiries regarding the facility, contact Ronson Aviation at 609-362-0100.

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