P.E.I. Pilots Taking Children On Flights To Encourage Aviation Interest

About 13 planes will take 175 children out for 30-minute flights at today's event. 
Pilots in P.E.I. are taking children up in the air Saturday to encourage them to get involved in Aviation. 

About 13 planes will take 175 children out for 30-minute flights.The flights are happening at the terminal building on Brackley Point Roady by the Charlottetown Airport.

The organizers of the event say the popular program filled up fast with more children than ever before.

Brian Pound is the president of the P.E.I. Flying Association and one of the organizers of the event. He says there will 

be shortage of pilots in North America in the coming years, so it's important to get children interested in the profession.

"Most of us have learned to fly, somebody took us [out] for a flight and and got us hooked on it. It's almost a disease when you get the bug and it's just something that's part of your life that you really, really enjoy," said Pound.

There is no charge for children and the flights began at 9:30 a.m.

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Eesha Rohida [ MBA Mktg ]
Aviation News Editor