Local pilots share their love of flying by giving free flights to kids

NORWICH – Four local pilots volunteered their time on Saturday to give free flights to more than 70 local children and teens during Airport Day at the Lt. Warren Eaton Airport in Norwich.



Experimental Aircraft Association members David Dibbell, John Garzione, Jeff MacIntosh and Bryan Pierce used their personal aircraft to give the plane rides as part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program.

According to Dibbell, who serves as the local coordinator for the program, the purpose of the Young Eagles program is “to provide a positive educational exposure to the world of aviation and spark an interest in the sport and the industry.”


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