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Northern Nevada youth take to the skies at Young Eagles day camp



airrace_foundationNorthern Nevada youth will fly high at the Reno-Stead Airfield on Saturday, June 22, during Young Eagles, a one-day flight camp held in conjunction with the Reno chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and sponsored by the Reno Air Racing Foundation and Reno Tahoe Airport Authority. The program gives young aviators ages 8 to 17 the opportunity to participate in demonstrations, tours and other thrilling flight-related activities.

The Reno Area 99’s team will be on hand to offer a ground school, and the Challenger Learning Center will offer students simulated space missions. After a day filled with exciting quests, the event concludes with the breathtaking opportunity to soar through the northern Nevada sky with an expert pilot from the Reno and Carson City area.

“It’s always great to see young people interested in aviation,” said Reno Air Racing Foundation chairman Eric Henryl. “It makes us proud to be able to begin their education at a young age and we are excited to have them to Young Eagles this year.”

The Young Eagles program begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, with a pancake breakfast at the National Championship Air Races hangar at the Reno-Stead Airfield. The event is free and open to the public; however, space is limited and reservations are required.

For more information or to reserve a spot in the Young Eagles program, call the Reno Air Racing Association office at (775) 972-6663.

About the Reno Air Racing Foundation
The Reno Air Racing Foundation’s mission is to inspire young aviators through education and air racing history and to inform them of the importance of the world of aviation and the impact that air racing has had on the evolution of the air race industry. The foundation works extensively with the local community to explore opportunities designed to integrate materials into existing literacy, math, science and history programs relating to aviation oriented disciplines such as science meteorology, engineering and communications. For more information about the activities and programs of the foundation, please call (775) 972-6663 or log on to www.renoarf.org.

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