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Lifestyles

Young Eagles plan Saturday event

PERU — The Illinois Flying Club along with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 129 and the Civil Air Patrol will host a Young Eagles flight rally from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru. This event is geared for people 8-17 years old.

The rally is part of the EAA Aviation Foundation’s Young Eagles program which was created to get more young people interested in aviation. Volunteer pilots have provided airplane rides to more than 1.6 million young people since its inception in 1992.

Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes, allowing participants to discover how planes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.

Following the flight, each participant will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle. Their name will be entered into the world’s largest logbook. For more information or to see the logbook, got to www.youngeagles.com.

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