For you pilots who are near southwest Missouri, we could use some help taking Young Eagles this year. We have 80 eager kids waiting for an airplane ride. These kids will have all completed reading all 20 books in this year's Mark Twain Reading Program, and an airplane ride is part of their reward for reading all the books and making book reports. We combine this with the Young Eagles Program and it works out really well. These are 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Before we started taking these kids flying as a reward, the librarian said only about 10 or 15 kids would read all the books each year. Now that the kids know they will get to fly, she has at least 80 complete the reading program every year. Every one of the kids also sends us a thank-you note and their notes are priceless and often touching. I've posted some of them on the forums over the years. They are VERY appreciative. We'll be taking them in April, maybe early May, and will do so during school hours. That makes it harder to find pilots to help us. Sometimes the local farmers who fly will help us, but only if they aren't busy in the fields at the time. We have certain requirements for weather, so on occasion we have to postpone the flights on short notice. Flights will take place at Lamar, MO (KLLU). Free room and board at the farm is included if you travel here. If anyone is interested, please let me know. This is a project that is near and dear to my heart, and taking these kids (they are really GOOD kids) is a joy and a delight.