Children Get The Chance To Ride In An Airplane For Free

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FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Children ages 8 to 17 will have the opportunity to ride in an airplane for free at the Fayetteville Executive Airport on Saturday (June 13), according to a news release.

The Fayetteville Executive Airport is at 4500 S. School Ave., and the event will start at 8:30 a.m., the release states.

Children that come will need to be accompanied by an adult, and they will first attend a short lesson educating them on what to expect during the flight. After that, each person will be assigned a pilot for flight, according to the release.

The event is hosted by the Young Eagles Flight Orientation Program, and parents must sign a release before children will be allowed to fly, the release states.

First time flyers will be given priority, and the event could be cancelled due to weather. That decision will be made the morning of the event, the release states.

“We want this to be an incredibly educational, safe and fun event for all involved,” said Dave Bowman, a ground school instructor.