EAA Eagle Flight #1, check

Diane Thornton (right) was thrilled with her ride, the first ride, of EAA's new Eagle Flight program. Rod Hightower offered up his T-6 for the first flight.

OSHKOSH — Diane Thornton from Dallas was the inaugural passenger in EAA‘s new Eagle Flight program on Tuesday morning at AirVenture. Modeled after the successful Young Eagles program, which has flown more than 1.7 million kids (aged 7-18), Eagle Flight aims to expose adults to flying.

Thornton’s Eagle Flight was with EAA President Rod Hightower in his T-6.

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