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Hey kids! Essay contest winner gets ride with stunt pilot at Dayton Air Show

The Vectren Dayton Air Show’s Young Eagles contest gives a child the chance to take to the skies with acclaimed aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker.

The annual essay contest is open to children who will be between 8 and 17 by June 21, 2018, who have only flown in commercial jetliners.

Annie Stemen, 17, of Sidney, with Sean D. Tucker after flying for the first time in the Young Eagles program run by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Tucker, a National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, flew Stemen on Thursday, June 22, 2017, before the weekend Vectren Dayton Air Show where he will perform. (TY GREENLEES / STAFF)

To enter, children must write between 100 and 300 words on one of two themes:

  1. What I imagine my first airplane ride will be like; or
  2. What this flight will mean to me.

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Essays must be received by 5 p.m. June 1. Click here for entry forms and details.

Annie Stemen, 17, from Sidney, smiled and laughed during her entire flight with Sean D. Tucker while flying for the first time in the Young Eagles program run by the Experimental Aircraft Association. Tucker, a National Aviation Hall of Fame inductee, flew Stemen on Thursday, June 22, 2017, before the weekend Vectren Dayton Air Show where he will perform. (TY GREENLEES / STAFF)

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