Kids often dream of being able to fly. This weekend at the Richland Fly-In those dreams can come true.
RICHLAND, WA – Kids often dream of being able to fly. This weekend at the Richland Fly-In, those dreams can come true.
Where there is a will to fly, there is a way to make it happen. That is the main lesson kids will take from the Richland Fly-In this weekend. The event is open to the public. Anyone can bring their kids to the Richland Airport on Saturday morning to get in line for some free up close aviation lessons in safety and of course a trip up in the air.
"It might introduce them to the aviation industry in a lot of places, commercial pilots, mechanics, repair facilities or just sport aviation."
The hope is that this little taste of flight will give kids the chance to test out aviation as a possible career. Whether they are interested in the job or not, the free view they will get is priceless.
"I've heard it said it's still very much a man's world and so it's really fun, especially for the young girls to see. This is something they can be involved in and it's really something that's a possibility for them," explained Dianna Clark from the Ninety-Nine’s, an international organization for women pilots establish by Amelia Earhart herself.
Families can head to the airport at 7 a.m. on Saturday to sign up. They will start with a pancake breakfast sponsored by EAA Chapter 391. From 8-3 antique and experimental aircraft will be on display. The 20 minute plane rides will actually begin at 9 a.m. The airport is located off the Bypass Highway (240) at Airport Way.