30 Kids Fly High for an Unforgettable Experience

Kids flew over Casper this week, some for the very first time.

It was a part of the Young Eagles program that teaches kids about aviation.

Over the weekend, New 13's Bobby Poitevint took to the skies to catch the kids' reactions.

They were excited for getting the chance to fly in single engine planes and shared it was an unforgettable experience.

Over 30 kids traveled 15 hundred feet up in the air, above the Casper skies.

Casper’s Experimental Aviation Association hosted the event giving kids an interest in flying.

"It’s a good opportunity for them to be able to go out and go fly, said
David Calar with the association.

Calar also believes it's important that these kids get exposed to different areas of aviation

"So we're always needing pilots corporate pilots flying airliners need pilots. It’s kind of a way for us to give children young adults and opportunity to see what flying like."

Some kids said this is their first time on an airplane and they said they can’t wait to fly over Casper again.

Eight-year-old Kylie Wall now has unforgeable memories from her first flight, “It was fun looking at my house and school. It was a really fun day."

Ryan Tuma, seven years old commented, “I liked it a lot. When he put the wing down and the other up that was just a little fun and I got to see my house which made it fun. "

Parents enjoyed seeing the bright smiles on their kids' faces.

Ada Wall shared, “We had a blast and we would definitely do it again."

"It was fun to do something different and we had the opportunity to come out so we thought we would bring the kids with us. It’s a good chance to come support the young eagles and bring the kids out and have some fun,” said Jared Tuma.

Nearly two million kids have taken flights nationally since the EAA program started in 1992.

For more information on the Young Eagles' program and EAA programs please visit https://www.eaa.org/en/eaa.