Aviation Day at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport

EAA Chapter 535 is sponsoring Aviation Day at the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport on May 19. At this event there will be free airplane rides for kids from 8 to 17 years old.

Before the flight, the pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This could include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map), identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful “walk around” preflight inspection of the airplane, and identifying the parts that control the airplane.

Before takeoff the pilot will describe the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

During the flight, the pilot may even let the Young Eagle take the controls. The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes.

Grilled brats, burgers, hotdogs, and a variety of sodas will be served.

For more information, call 920.621.3018.

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