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Charity Lets Kids Go on Their First Flights

A charity in Scotland gave three underprivileged children the chance to go on their first flight at Inverness in late January. Dingwall-based charity Heartstone took the children to the city's airport for the experience of a lifetime with the Highland Flying Club. The three children were named as the charity's first Festival of Flight ambassadors as part of a new photographic exhibition. The Festival of Flight features more than 300 images by Nick Sidle, telling the story of powered flight, including birds and the latest modern technology. Heartstone aims to build understanding across different nationalities, and the Festival of Flight is one of several exhibitions produced by the organization. Charity officials plan for children from 26 local authorities to become ambassadors for the project, with each taking part in a flight.  Groups of children in each area will also create their own flight project, with items being included in the exhibition finale at Duxford Air Museum in July.

January 31, 2009

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