SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — A 14-year-old Foster City boy got a front row seat to a sneak preview of this weekend’s aerobatics, inside the cockpit of a plane along with an airshow performer.
Inside the aircraft, the pilot taught the teen how to do a barrel roll above the bay.
The pilot is the chairman of a non-profit called Young Eagles that gives kids hands-on experience with aviation.
Over the past 25 years, 8,000 volunteer pilots have helped over 2 million kids across the country experience aviation.
“Flight changes you because you’re pushing your boundaries,” Pilot Sean Tucker said. “You leave the earth. You’re making decisions. I mean, big-time decisions for (a) 14-year-old kid to have to push his boundaries, says a lot about the human being, and for me, it was just a privilege and a pleasure to share my love of the sky with such a talented young man.”
Ryan Savage was smiling but a little queasy when he was back on the ground.
He did say he had fun and wants to continue learning about aviation.
Learn more about the Young Eagles here: WWW.YOUNGEAGLES.ORG
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