Chapter 1387 of Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Troy, will hold a free Young Eagle Flight 9 a.m. to noon May 4 at Mexico Memorial Airport. What will participants, ages 8 to 17, actually learn, though? Pat Donovan, the chapters Young Eagle coordinator, explained it all to The Ledger last week.

“The goal is to not just to give kids a ride (in a plane),” he said. “The goal is to let them see opportunities they might not have considered before.”

Participants should RSVP with the chapter and parents will need to sign a permission form on the day of the event.

Flying an airplane is what it means to truly be free, he said, because in the air, there are no stop signs and

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