Cessna tour to land at airportPublished 9:45am Thursday, July 4, 2013
Cessna Aircraft is sending six college-age kids around the country in six new airplanes to inspire high school and college kids to take up flying careers. They are landing at the Albert Lea Municipal Airport, according to a press release from the airport manager.
“We were able to have them stop here as part of the Ford promotion and the airport grand opening,” said Jim Hanson, the airport manager.
The stop is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 12.
They will answer questions from high school and college kids, as well as the news media.
As part of the promotion, Cessna and the young pilots are partnering with and flying missions for a number of charities, such as the American Red Cross, the EAA Young Eagles flight program, the Special Olympics, the United Way and the Veterans Airlift Command.