This post was long overdue. The Young Eagles event happened in September of last year but I never got around to write about it as usual. I am getting so bad at updating my blogs regularly with fresh event that happen recently. I got a wake up call to start posting the photos I captured when my PC crashed and all the photos I took was downloaded and stored in it. So glad that the computer technician was able to repair and restored all the photos, whew! Now I am slowly working on saving the photos and writing some of it.
Anyway, Jefferson County Air Park have hosted a Young Eagles event and we took our kids there. Young kids who attended can enjoy a ride with a licensed pilot and learn some basic skills on how to fly a small plane. It was a great event, an open house for the community.
It was a great opportunity and a unique experience for young minds. There was display of small planes which owned by local pilots who regularly fly in that air park. My husband friend from his work told him about the event . He owns a plane and fly it regularly there during the weekend as his past time.
With our two children, our daughter is the most adventurous. She isn't scared to try anything. With our son, he is more cautious when it comes this kind of things especially when he has to go alone. I think he would do it if he would be with one of us but doing it alone is a scary thing for him. I mean, I would have love to see him try it but I don't blame him for not trying. Heights is not my cup of tea either so I understand his reservations.
Watching my daughter go alone is a nerve-wracking experience for me as a mother. I can't help but pray for their safety while on air. I prayed for the pilot that God may protect him so he would have a great flight with my daughter. I think it is just a natural thing for parents.
She said that the pilot asked her where she lives and when she told him, they flew over the place where our house was and she said it was the coolest thing, to see our house from up there was quite an experience. She was all smiles when she came back.
She said that she would do it again if given a chance. Hopefully they would host this event again in few years and our son would be courageous enough to try.
She was so embarrassed when they came back because she was interviewed by Alex Taylor of News 9, who was there to cover the event. She was so concern of how her appearance was because her hair was a mess.
He was more interested in investigating the different parts of the plane which is fine because it was also a learning experience for him.
Kudos to this young lady right here for being so brave and adventurous. She became a Young Eagle whose name has been permanently entered in the world's largest logbook at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh Wisconsin.
She was given a certificate for flying. I put it in a frame and hang it on her bedroom wall, it fit perfectly with a theme she chose to decorate when we first moved in to this home.
How awesome!!! I got to do something similar when I was a kid and I still remember it to this day. I think our kiddos would love to try as well!ReplyDelete
This would be so cool for kids to do! My daughter would be all about this. My son might be a little nervous. I love how they get a certificate!ReplyDelete
What a fun family adventure your went on. My son did this for one of his birthday wishes one year. Him and his dad had a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
I wonder if we have anything similar to this by us. My son would be into this, he loves anything that is a vehicle lolReplyDelete
I love to fly so much but my grand kids have never flown. This would be a great way to let them see what it's like. I'll have to share this with my daughters to see if it's do able to take the grandkids.ReplyDelete
I wish I could have done this as a kid! I think anyone with kids should encourage them to do this!ReplyDelete
I know my kiddo would absolutely love doing something like that. He has gotten adventure side to him that I have passed on to him. It looks like she had a lot of fun flying. I would've totally loved doing it myself.ReplyDelete
Our local airport gives free rides to kids during the Spring and Summer. It's a great way to introduce kids to aviation.ReplyDelete
My son would love this experience! It looks like so much fun. Love the decor in your daughters room.ReplyDelete
How fun! My kids would have loved to get to do this. I need to get creative with our family adventures and do more things like this now that they are older.ReplyDelete
What a fun experience for your daughter. When I was in high school I went on a flight in an engineless plane taken up into the sky by a tow plane. It was so neat being up in the sky like that and not hearing a jet engine. It was quiet and peaceful and definitely a little unnerving with a parachute strapped to my back. How fun for your daughter!ReplyDelete
What a fun event. Though you couldn't pay me to get into that teeny plane. LOLReplyDelete
Glad to hear that you got your computer up and running and are writing again. This looks like it was a lot of fun for your kids.ReplyDelete
What a neat experience. I love aviation and would have loved participating in something like this as a child.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful opportunity for the kids especially since it's going to allow them to experience something completely new! It's also so much fun.ReplyDelete
This was indeed a thrilling event. Aeroplanes are always fascinating for kids. And what an opportunity to fly over your house and learn about flying. I can see your daughter had a great time.ReplyDelete
It is so cool that you were able to get so up close and personal to those airplanes. We don't have anything like this in Chicago, just a plane themed restaurant.ReplyDelete
What a fun experience for the kiddos! I would love to take my kids to experience this!ReplyDelete
What a neat place! We don't have anything like that around here. It would be fun for kids to be able to have this experience.ReplyDelete