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Kids learn about aviation at event in Agua Dulce

Posted: July 13, 2013 6:30 p.m.
Updated: July 13, 2013 6:30 p.m.

About 65 children came spent time with a collection of aircraft and some of the industry professionals responsible for designing and flying them during an event to promote interest in aviation Saturday in Agua Dulce.

Saturday’s event, held at the Agua Dulce Airport, was part of the Youth Aviation Adventure, a national effort to inspire young children to pursue careers in the aviation industry.

“It’s predicted in about 10 or 12 years there will be a shortage of candidates to fill career fields in aviation,” said Canyon Country resident and Agua Dulce Airport Association member Don Ellison. “So we’re trying to inspire kids at an early age to get interested.”

Stations were set up around the airport to provide discussions on both the science behind aviation and the importance of the field.

“We have great resources in the pilots here,” said Mary Johnson, who helped organize the event. “So we wanted to give them the chance to pass along their experience.”

Ellison, who has been a pilot himself for about 21 years, said he was happy with the turnout for the event, especially since it is the first of its kind to be held at the Agua Dulce Airport.
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