Kids ages 8-17 years can snag a free flight Saturday, June 22, at the Aurora Airport (Oregon). Entry is at the blue gate.
Flights are offered between 9am - 2pm.
Young Eagle Flights introduce kids to the joys of flying. Experienced pilots volunteer their time and aircraft for this wonderful experience.
The event is sponsored by Bruce Bennett at Aurora Aviation - 22785 Airport Rd NE, Aurora, OR 97002 -- blue gate.
The flights are free and require consent forms.
The young eagle rides are part of a larger Aurora Airport Open House.
I would advise getting there early to schedule a flight. Then you will have time to see what else is on display at the airport.
More information is at the EAA website, (Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA))
or by calling either Tom Sampson 503-332-6343 or Martha Sampson at 503-593-5328.
The Young Eagle Program was created in 1992 to educate children about aviation. To date, hundreds of thousands of youths nationwide have flown free. This is a grass roots educational opportunity to make general aviation part of the next generation.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Aurora Airport.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there,
I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air....
Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
- Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
***On the sectional map image above, see if you can find Aurora Airport, Dietz (Pvt)(Me!), Canby, Skydive Oregon.