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Civil air patrol cadets spread their wings at Dawson fly-in

TERRELL CO., GA (WALB) -

Some South Georgia young people were given the chance to soar through the clouds during a special flying lesson in Dawson Saturday.

Ten volunteer pilots were at the Dawson Municipal Airport to help teach young people about aviation and mechanics.

"I feel, this probably sounds weird, the freedom that you get and it's kind of cool that you're able to look down over and see a bunch of stuff," says Noah Kimsey, Civil Air Patrol Cadet.

A few pilots from the Experimental Aviation Association volunteered their time, and their planes to teach 22 cadets with the Civil Air Patrol Program about flying.

"They understand the importance of things like physics and math in their science classes.  They're able to understand the theory of flight what controls the airplane, what makes the airplane able to fly," says Frank Middleton, EAA Chapter 354 President. 

Voulnteers say its great to see the expressions on kids faces when they fly for the first time.

"One of the neatest things is seeing them wide-eyed and just no...there's smiles from ear-to-ear until we land and come back and they're still smiling.  It's just an amazing thing to see that,"  says pilot Gene Fandel.

Fandel teaches middle school civics in Tifton, and says these kind of experiences inspire kids to excel in school.

"When they show me their report cards, and that's one of the deals, as many A's as I can get, I'll take them.  And so will all the other ten pilots out here.  Show us an A and you're going for a ride," he says. 

Some of the kids say their interested in pursuing a career in aviation.

"In the beginning, I get a little nervous, worried that I'm gonna throw up, but after that, once you get up their it's a blast," says  Noah Kimsey, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. 

Some of the kids were flying for the first time.

"It was pretty interesting, I'll admit.  It was kind of like a roller coaster, because when you hit turbulence you drop like the dip on a roller coaster," says Spencer Williams, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet. 

For more information on the program you can call 912-435-0244.

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