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Kids fly free Saturday at Ohio event

Apr. 27, 2013 @ 09:47 AM

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Parents who are up in the air about what to do with their children Saturday in southwest Ohio can send them on a free flight.

The Highland County Pilots’ Association and the Experimental Aircraft Association of Clermont County are putting on the event for children ages 8-17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Highland County Airport near Hillsboro. The flights in small planes are meant to get children enthused about flying and to spark their imagination.

The Times-Gazette of Hillsboro reports that the pilots hope what’s called Young Eagles Day will result in some future pilots.

Children will get a certificate to commemorate their flight, can have photos taken, and can ask the pilots questions.

They must be accompanied at the airport by an authorizing adult.