Young Eagles take to the sky in Acroflight International ProgramUPDATED 8:33 PM HST May 16, 2014Video Transcript
40-43 2:21-2:25 2:43-2:47 Flying over the Crystal clear- aqua marine waters and miles of sand on the North Shore is a bucket-list type moment for many people ... Some are checking this one off before they've even reached 10 years old! Around here, they're called the Young Eagles... they're practicing their take offs and landings at Dillingham Airfield as part of the Acroflight International program ... a school for future aviators ages 8 to 14. That's 13 year old.. Anna Wood- prepping the plane for her 40th flight. Anna 3017 THERE WERE ALREADY YOUNGER KIDS FLYING HERE. 3023 BUT A LOT OF MY FRIENDS WERE LIKE YOU ARE TOO YOUNG TOO FLY! 27 Co-pilot and instructor Steve Lowry doesn't think so... Even if he needs to stack pillows so Anna can reach the controls! Steve 15:27 YOU'VE DONE IT BEFORE SO JUST DO A GOOD JOB." 16:29 canopy coming down 2:03 shot of inside canopy coming down. AIRPLANE LANDING 2 Video bin :15 CONTROLS CHECK :17 AIRPLANE LANDING 2 Video bin :25 airplane take off music Anna just voice behind flight broll 1449 ITS NOT SCARY ITS FUN EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE DIVING DOWN STRAIGHT INTO THE OCEAN I LIKE THAT PART THE BEST 1455 music acrobatic broll 44 YAHOO! 123 BACK UP RIGHT AGAIN. 141 THEN ANOTHER "SMALL TURN Anna 3053 WHEN WE DO ACROBATICS WHEN YOU ARE DIVING STRAIGHT DOWN ITS REALLY COOL IT FEELS LIKE YOU DON'T WEIGH ANYTHING 58 IT'S REALLY FUN AND ALSO WHEN YOU GET LIFT YOU GO STRAIGHT UP SO ITS KIND OF LIKE A ROLLER COASTER ITS FUN 06 Steve AIRPLANE FLIPS 02 OK A LITTLE BIT OF RAZZLE DAZZLE HERE WE GO -- WHOOHOO---' Anna has learned some aerial acrobatics.. And also how to fly formation with another plane. show anna flying toward plane wave 158 WHOA. 102 OHHH I LIKE THIS ONE Lowry has been running the program with his wife Suzy for the past 9 years...mostly with donations from the community. Other pilots at Dillingham have been lending their aircraft, so the kids can take to the air more often. Some of the volunteer instructors are active duty air force officers. The student pilots have to keep up their grades to remain in the program...and it costs their parents $60 a flight. Anna's mom thinks it's worth it. Mom 3410 SHE CAME DOWN JUST BEAMING AND SHE SAID THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WAS SO EXCITED AND I SAID ARE YOU SURE BECAUSE I WASN'T SURE 19 958 I WOULDN'T BE DOING WHAT SHE'S DOING I'M VERY PROUD OF HER SHE'S GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND 102 Steve 4844 FLYING IS SO SMALL PART ITS MOSTLY ABOUT DEVELOPING CHARACTER AND CITIZENSHIP 48 4830 WE'VE SEEN SOME AMAZING TRANSFORMAT IONS IN THESE KIDS FROM QUIET AND SHY TO BECOMING BOLD AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP QUALITIES 41 Like Anna. Her goal is now to earn her wings to fly in the National Guard and helicopter for a children's hospital. You'll find lots of proud moms and dads at the airfield. They have to be there! Even though these kids can zip around overhead in a plane They still need a ride to the airport! At Dillingham Field, Nana Ohkawa, KITV4 news. -- Kids can't fly gliders alone until they are 14. They have to wait until 16 to fly single engine planes solo.