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A plane sits outside Red Wing Regional Airport. Airports throughout the country will hold special events Saturday May 19 in celebration of International Learn to Fly Day.

Pilots encourage kids to get their heads in the clouds

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Little kids tend to be fascinated by trains and airplanes, but for many of them the interest tapers off with age.

Others, however, get more captivated as years go by and grow up to be pilots, aircraft dispatchers or mechanics. Hoping to introduce their passions to a younger generation, members of the national Experimental Aircraft Association developed a program called Young Eagles.

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