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4:03 PM Fri, Feb. 15th

Young Eagles flights ready to take off again

Levi Connor smiles with anticipation as he, his sister Cassidy and Jason Brooks prepare to go up in an airplane piloted by King Sharpton during “Young Eagles” day at Kingman Airport in 2009. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

Levi Connor smiles with anticipation as he, his sister Cassidy and Jason Brooks prepare to go up in an airplane piloted by King Sharpton during “Young Eagles” day at Kingman Airport in 2009. (JC AMBERLYN/Miner)

KINGMAN - The Kingman skies will be filled with young aviators Saturday morning, and there's still time to sign up for a free plane ride.

Kids ages 8-18 can fly free on Saturday morning through the Young Eagles program, put on by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 765. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the chapter will be hosting free plane rides out of their hangar at 4650 Flight Line Drive at the Kingman Airport.

Six aircraft will be available to take kids on a free ride. According to David Amspoker from the EAA, the group has taken more than 900 kids on free rides since 2010.

"We're very proud of our safety record of having flown a thousand kids with no mishaps whatsoever," said Amspoker. "We look forward to sharing our joy of aviation with the youth of the area."

Note that young aviators looking to fly will need a parent or guardian present to sign a release form.

Sponsors helping the EAA-Chapter 765 put on this event include Air-Zona Aircraft Services, Mohave State Bank, International Investigative Consultants, Little Eagles Preschool and Comtex.

For more information, contact Amspoker at (928) 757-7742.