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Hundreds of Kids Fly for Free in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  It was up, up, and away for hundreds of kids in Richland Saturday.

It was the third annual Young Eagles day at the Richland Airport.  About 300 kids got to fly for free and get a tour of the Tri-Cities from the air.  14 different pilots volunteered to take kids high into the sky.

Everyone, from experienced pilots to kids who had never been on a plane before, had tons of fun.  Karin Rodland, a pilot who volunteered her time to fly kids around, says, "Pilots love being in the air.  We just do.  It's addictive and we love to share it with people."

The Sivonen brothers described their first time on a plane as "amazing" and "super fun."

There were also many aircraft on display, everything from a medical emergency helicopter to old World War Two training planes.

The event was sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association.

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