More than 200 Okanagan kids are expected to take advantage of an opportunity to have a free airplane flight with a Kelowna Flying Club pilot.
Youth between the ages of 8 and 17 are invited to take flight through the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association’s Kids Aviation Program, a motivational exercise to help encourage young people to take up an interest in flying.
Participants will get the chance to have a close-up look at aircraft on the ground and attend a short ground school session where they will learn about the airplanes and ask questions about aviation and flying.
Pilots will demonstrate how to prepare for each flight with a pre-flight walk around highlighting on safety aspects of their flight before take-off.
Then they will take to the skies and cruise over the valley before experiencing landing and shut down.
It’s a fun-filled event for the entire family with food and refreshments available for purchase from Mission Lions Club and a Shave Ice Truck.
Other activities will include aviation-related exhibits, displays and activities. Participating exhibitors include Medevac, Search and Rescue, RCMP, charter aircraft, a Flight School, Face Painting, a Kiddie Plane Train and Kidz Korner.
The event takes place Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Kelowna Flying Club, 6135 Airport Way (Apron 3) at Kelowna International Airport.
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