young eagles 300MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (5/21/13) – "I can see my house from here," said one young first-time flyer. Another noted, "I can see Walmart from here!"
 
Without a doubt, the majority of the hundred or so kids on hand for Saturday's Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter #1184 Young Eagles Day saw something they had never seen before... Muhlenberg County from hundreds of feet in the air.
 
Young Eagles Day allowed children ages seven to 17 a chance to ride in an airplane on Saturday, May 18, 2013, at the Muhlenberg County Airport, just off the 189 Bypass in Greenville.
 
Sue Cardwell, of Central City, brought her grandson, Jackson Cardwell, of Murray, to experience the thrill of flight.
 
"He has been in a plane before, but only when he was a tiny baby. This will be his first time in a plane that he actually remembers." Cardwell said.
 
Jeremy and Laura Duvall, of Greenville, were excited as well, waiting for Jeremy's first flight ever.
 
Two young flyers who had been up in a plane before noted that the first time they flew "nobody was here at all... this time everybody is here!"
 
Another first time flyer noted that she "could see our sister's church from up there."
 
Mike Richardson, vice president of Chapter 1184 of EAA, stated that “The group has been offering plane rides to young people in the county since the mid-90s. We've also expanded as well, offering plane rides to kids in Providence, Madisonville, Hancock County and Christian County. We've heard several stories of kids involved in this event that has gone on to careers in aviation." Richardson noted
 
He added that "June 1st we're having Wings and Wheels." This event will feature airplane rides for a $25.00 donation. There will also be food, booths, games for kids, and more.

For more information, visit www.muhlenbergairport.com.
 
Paul McRee
SurfKY News
Photos provided by Paul McRee

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,603.22
-51.55 (-0.31%)    
2 S&P 1,982.69
-4.97 (-0.25%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,814.56
+1.85 (0.04%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 24, 2015 10590

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 5900

Alleged Burglar Calls 911 to Report Fire

by SurfKY News
August 22, 2015 4941

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 4879

UPDATE: Four Dead, Two Survive Boating Accident

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 4140

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 14829

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 10590

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 27, 2015 4140

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 1642

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 1196

Legislators Preview Election 2015

by KET
August 27, 2015 999

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 979

Driver Injured after Swerving to Avoid Striking…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 28, 2015 644

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 572

Remember Alison Parker, Adam Ward Not the Killer

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 565

KSP Charges Jefferson County Man with Child…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 499

Rep. Steve Riggs Challenges State, Local…

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 469

Jobless Rates down in 115 Kentucky Counties in…

by SurfKY News