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(NGC) - Gave glider rides
« on: June 18, 2019, 08:13:34 PM »
In partnership with the Hutchinson, KS Cosmosphere ( https://cosmo.org/ ) our glider club gave 24 glider rides today to young teen immigrants in the area.

















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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2019, 08:19:28 PM »
 That's just so cool John , look at those smiling faces  :bow:

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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2019, 07:10:30 AM »
Twice a year, our EAA chapter gives rides to "Young Eagles." We have flown over 100 in an afternoon.. hard work for the volunteer pilots, runners, ramp safety people, and paperwork people. It's worth it, though, to see the look in some of the kid's eyes. I remember one boy in particular, maybe 10 or 11.. as we walked out to the airplane. I asked him if he was ready for this. "Oh, yeah. I've been marking off the days on the calendar for six months.." He was giddy afterwards. :grin: :thumb: That makes it all worthwhile.
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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2019, 11:14:28 AM »
Very cool!  :thumb:
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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
Way to go, John!

Get them hooked when they're young.  I always tell the parents that the gliderport is a great place for kids.  No drugs, no alcohol, but just watch out for all the liars.

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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2019, 06:23:38 PM »
Way to go, John!

Get them hooked when they're young.  I always tell the parents that the gliderport is a great place for kids.  No drugs, no alcohol, but just watch out for all the liars.
That's where I hung out when I was a teen.  First flew at 11, soloed at 15, got my license at 16 and spent every weekend there.  Certainly kept me out of trouble. 
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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2019, 07:08:58 PM »
Good for you!

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Re: (NGC) - Gave glider rides
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2019, 07:13:22 PM »
The old man was scared to death of all kinds of machines. Naturally, I was forbidden to have anything to do with airplanes, and guess where I was when he didn't know where I was.. :evil:  :grin: On airplanes and motorcycles.. "All them things are good for is to get you killed, boy.." <shrug>
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