GWINN, Mich. (WZMQ) – Kids aged 8 to 18 were given the chance to take a free flight at the Sawyer Marquette Regional Airport over the weekend.
The Experimental Aircraft Association hosted a Young Eagles event which allows youth to get in the sky and fly with a pilot. The planes that flew are owned by the Marquette County Flying Club, and the pilots donated their time and money to make the flights possible.
The program is designed to expose children to the world of aviation and hopefully inspire them.
“[The kids] never cease to amaze you, some come by [flying] naturally, others have to work a bit harder at it, most of them enjoy it quite a bit,” said Fred Benzi, a pilot with the Marquette County flying club.
The Experimental Aircraft Association holds meetings every third Saturday and are always seeking new members.
To learn more about the EAA visit here.
To learn more about the Marquette County flying club visit here.
For more information on the Young Eagles program visit here.