These kids took their 1st flight ever — and flew the plane
from Belleville News-Democrat
Gabrielle Flowers, 16, strapped herself into the passenger seat of a Cessna 172 as it sat on the runway while veteran pilot Bob McDaniel explained that when he pushed the throttle forward and the aircraft reached 65 miles per hour she would flying for the first time in her life. Five minutes later the Cahokia High School junior was not only enjoying the scenery from 800 feet, she was at the controls, guiding the aircraft past the Gateway Arch.
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