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The Young Eagles have been grounded â€” for this year, anyway.
The Hangar 25 Air Museum youth group was scheduled to take to the skies Saturday in free flights provided by area pilots, but a lack of available aircraft has grounded the program for this year, said Joe Hayes, executive director of the museum.
â€ś(Thursday), I spoke with Airport Director Jim Little, who had been in communication with Steve Clinton of the Midland Experimental Aircraft Association,â€ť Hayes said. â€śClinton's group would have been conducting the flights for our area youth. The reason given for the cancellation is the unavailability of aircraft at this time.â€ť
Hayes said the EAA's pilots had been working to have their planes ready for Saturday's event, but only one in four were available.