Gooding, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Students from the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind are taking the ride of their lives this week.
Rosie Woods for Idaho’s First News takes us to the Gooding Municipal Airport for the details.
These planes are taking special needs students to new heights.
With the help of local volunteer pilots, they're flying above the skies.
"There's so many things they'll never experience in life, so for them to be able to go for a plane ride, it's just really special for them. We get a really enthusiastic response," explains Dale Cresap, project coordinator.
This nationwide program was designed for children who wish to take their first flight.
So far, the Experimental Aircraft Association has provided over 1.2 million plane rides through the Young Eagle Program.
"It's just a great experience. We really enjoy giving these students an opportunity to have a ride in an airplane," says Natalie Bergevin, EAA Chapter President.
But the program is not just for special needs children.
It's open to anyone ages 8 to 17.
For these kids, it's a day they'll never forget.
Some notable Young Eagle coordinators nationwide include actor Harrison Ford and American hero, Captain Sully, who is best known for his emergency landing on the Hudson River in 2009.