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7.17.03

Becoming a Young Eagle

One hundred kids had the opportunity of a lifetime, they got to fly in a Cessna 170 for free.

It is all a part of the "Young Eagles" program put on by the Cessna 170 Association. Children between the ages of eight and 16 got to learn how airplanes work. Then three children at a time got to ride in one of the planes. For many, it was their first time in the skies.

The goal of the ten-year-old program is to fly a million children by the end of the year in honor of 100 years of flight.

If you missed this week's opportunity in Wilmington you can still become a Young Eagle. Just click here to log on to the  Young Eagles  site.

Reported By Heather Higgins:  hhiggins@wect.com

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