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New Build A Plane Program Challenges Kids


April 5, 2012 - Build A Plane, a nonprofit organization that solicits aircraft donations and redirects them to schools across America, announced Kids Across America at Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland last week - a program that encourages kids to find sponsors who will pledge per-mile donations for their journeys to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2012. The youth who raises the most money for Build A Plane will be awarded a complete private pilot course from Red Bird Flight Simulations, and runners up can win other prizes including a Bahamas vacation from Air Journey or a $1,000 scholarship from AOPA.

"Kids Across America is a great program because it gives kids a chance to help kids," said Build A Plane President Lyn Freeman. "And the prizes that have been donated for the kids to win are incredible!"

Money raised through this initiative will help fund new Build A Plane youth aviation education programs across the U.S. Any means of travel to Oshkosh can be sponsored, and donations are tax deductible.

All the aircraft rental and flight instructor fees, along with world-class simulator time, are included with the grand prize. The one-week vacation to the Bahamas allows a family to fly its airplane to three different hotel/resorts. Room, transfers, flight plans, and eAPIS are all provided by Air Journey.

Kids Across America continues from now until noon on Saturday, July 28. To register, click here or call 804-843-3321 to learn more.


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