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Inspiration soars on Young Eagles Day at airport


The Merced Airport played host to dozens of local families last Saturday during the annual Young Eagles Day.

Sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1401 in Merced, the event is held each year to generate interest in aviation among schoolchildren. Young participants ages 10-17 are provided unique access to aviation-related activities, including flying in a small aircraft in the sky over Merced.

Youngsters also tried their hands at flying in a flight simulator, and met with local pilots to learn about the mechanics of a plane and pre-flight safety inspections.

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