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Young Eagles Event - Free Plane Rides for Kids
Are you 8 to 17 years old? Would you like to do something so exciting it may just change your life?
Area young people between the ages of 8-17 years old are invited to take a free, airplane ride at the Lake in the Hills airport located between Algonquin and Crystal Lake, IL.
The rides are provided by local, experienced, general aviation pilots, all of whom are members of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and are eager to share their extraordinary skills with the public. The EAA is the organization of great folks that put on the Airventure airshow in Oshkosh, WI every year.
Please visit www.790.eaachapter.org for more details.
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|Where||Lake In The Hills Airport 8407 Pyott Rd, Lake In the Hills, IL 60156 (Located in the Airport office behind Blue Skies Pilot Shop.)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||8:30 am–12:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Moms, Dads, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families|
More About Lake In The Hills Airport
Parts of Lake in the Hills still feels open and expansive, including a section of Pyott Road that's home to the Lake in the Hills Airport. Pilot Joe Sener, who uses the village-operated airport as the home base for his single-engine plane, says he loves the freedom his aircraft and the airport give him. Multiple Cessna and Piper aircraft, which are privately owned, are parked in the airport's numerous hangars. A fueling station is on site, as well as maintenance bays and a company that coordinates ground travel for folks flying into the airport. Also, Blue Skies Flying Service uses the airport as a base for its flying school. An office located in a building painted the color of a grayish blue sky has a small seating area. On a recent afternoon, a Piper Arrow sat on the airport field, as if waiting for someone to take it in the air. Later that day, a plane did take off, rumbling down the airport's single runway and coasting into a sunset sky.