Local Pilot's Associations Provide Free Flights for Kids at Young Eagles Rallies

July, September

The love of flight is one that can be nurtured with experience in the air but flights can be costly and hard to come by in our community. This is a prime reason that local pilots provide free flights to kids ages 8-17 annually at their Young Eagles Rallies in Mason and Oceana Counties.

Photo courtesy of Bob Taylor

Mason County Young Eagles

The Mason County Pilots Association hosts their annual Young Eagles Rally each July at the Mason County Airport- 5530 W. US 10 in Ludington. At the event, kids ages 8-17 are invited to take a free airplane ride with a local pilot. Pilots involved in the event donate their time and use of their aircraft.

Families are encouraged to arrive early as the event fills up quickly. All kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to fly. The 2019 Ludington Eagles Rally provided free plane rides to 136 kids.

Oceana County Young Eagles

The Oceana County Pilots' Association hold their annual Young Eagles Rally each September at the Oceana County Airport- 1805 W. Baseline Road in Shelby. 47 kids received free plane rides at the 2019 event.

The 2020 rallies were canceled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 virus but the Pilot's Associations are hopeful that the events will resume in 2021. Stay tuned for information on the 2021 Young Eagles Rallies!

For more information on Young Eagles, please contact Bob Taylor at (231) 690-0397

Take Flight in Ludington!

Mason County Aviation offers charter flights as well as airplane rides along the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline. Call 231-843-6873 or visit the Mason County Airport on US 10 in Ludington for more info!

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More Family Fun...

For more activities & attractions, check out these additional links for Things to Do in West Michigan:

West Michigan Map
Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
Silver Lake Sand Dunes -- Visiting the Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
Canoeing or Fishing on the Pere Marquette River -- Many boat liveries offer canoe rentals.
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Last Updated: 09-14-2020 03:12 PM ID: 1732