International Young Eagles Day 2019 is on Friday, June 14, 2019: What age can a kidteen ride the plane alone?


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What age can a kid/teen ride the plane alone?

BTW -- Not directly to your question about commercial flights, but something you (if under age 18) and your brother might be interested in doing sometime ...

Fly in a small plane on a local flight for a free introductory flight experience.

There is a great program called YOUNG EAGLES.

In the program, members of EAA ( - about 170,000 members worldwide) fly youth ages 8-17 in a small plane (usually a 2 or 4-place plane) on a local flight experience where most of the youth will have a chance during the flight to do a little flying - keep the plane at a steady altitude and heading, make gentle turns, etc. While it's NOT a lesson, if you've never flown in a small plane before, oh what a wonderful experience! You might get hooked and want to become a pilot !

The Young Eagles program has flown over 1.5 Million youth. This international program has some famous people as it's Chairmen - past and present. Your parents will certainly recognize some former Young Eagles Program Chairmen: Chuck Yeager and Cliff Robertson. The Chairman for 5 years until last year was Harrison Ford (he's not only an actor, but an active pilot). The current Co-Chairmen are “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeffrey Skiles - who safely landed their US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson.

Go to (lots of other cool kids aviation stuff there, too) -- Then look about 1/2 way down and click on: TAKE A FLIGHT -- Then look to the right and click on: Schedule a Flight then select your state. You'll see a list of the local Young Eagles Chairmen for each EAA Chapter which flies Young Eagles. Most of these chapters have a few Young Eagle Rally events each year. My chapter ( has our next event on September 18 at the Lawrence Municipal Airport - (usually our event is ~9am-2pm, but is weather dependant, so watch our website).

One VERY important thing ... Be sure not to forget to THANK your pilot !!!

This is a FREE fight for you, but it's VERY expensive for the pilot who personally DONATES his time, fuel (~$5-6/gallon for aviation fuel, burned at ~8 gallon/hr ...), maintenance (expensive), etc.

NOT enough YOUTH (and the parents forget, too) THANK their pilot. Even better -- after thanking them that day, send them a note or card to reinforce your appreciation -- It means the world to them!!

Have Fun -- And blue skies!

I need some new music guys!!!?

I need some new music guys!!!?

The Ataris (In This Diary, I.O.U. One Galaxy, Radio #2)

AFI (Days of the Phoenix, Silver and Cold)

Finch (What it is to Burn, Perfection Through Silence)

Further Seems Forever (February Tide, Just Until Sundown, Snowbirds and Townies, Pictures of Shorelines, I Am)

Garbage (I Think I'm Paranoid, Special, Queer, I'm Only Happy When It Rains)

The Cure (Just Like Heaven, Love Song, Friday I'm In Love)

Guns N Roses (November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle, Civil War, Don't Cry)

Jimmy Eat World (For Me This is Heaven, Crimson and Clover, She's Perfect)

Keane (Somewhere Only We Know, Bedshaped)

Linkin Park (My December, Place For My Head, Forgotten, Somewhere I Belong)

Midtown (No Place Feels Like Home, There's No Going Back, One Last Time)

Morrissey (Last of the Famous International Playboys, Everyday is Like Sunday, November Spawned a Monster)

My Chemical Romance (Honey This Mirror Isn't Big Enough For The Two Of Us, Headfirst For Halos, To The End, Thank You For The Venom, Hang Em High, Cemetary Drive, This Is How I Disappear, Mama, Disenchanted, My Way Home is Through You)

Saves the Day (Nightingale, This is not an Exit, Cars & Calories, Hold)

Fall Out Boy (Dance Dance, Thnks fr th Mmrs)

Something Corporate (Konstantine, Babies of the 80's, Wait, Walking By, Punk Rock Princess, Globes and Maps, Me and the Moon)

Taking Back Sunday (Summer Stars, You Know How I Do, Brooklyn, New American Classic, You're So Last Summer, Slowdance on the Inside, MakeDamnSure, Liar)

The All-American Rejects (Dirty Little Secret, Swing Swing, My Paper Heart)

The Dresden Dolls (Coin-Operated Boy, Good Day)

The Get Ups Kids (I'll Catch You, Red Letter Day, Ten Minutes, Fall From Grace)

The Juliana Theory (Goodnight Starlight, Understand the Dream is Over, You Always Say Goodnight Goodnight, Jewel to Sparkle, Everything)

The Killers (Mr. Brightside, Andy You're a Star, All These Things That I've Gone, Under a Gun, Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll, Bones, When You Were Young)

The Starting Line (Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now, Left Coast Envy, Best of Me, Forever in a Day)

Third Eye Blind (Jumper, Graduate)

Thursday (Paris in Flames, Porcelain, Standing on the Edge of Summer)

Paramore (Misery Business, We Are Broken)

The Academy Is ( Same Blood)

Say Anything (Baby Girl, I'm a Blur, In Defense of the Genre)

No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom, Just a Girl)

The Smashing Pumpkins (Tonight Tonight, Bullet With Butterfly Wings, 1979)

Coldplay (Till Kingdom Come, Yellow)

Elliot Smith (Rose Parade)

Less Than Jake (History of a Boring Town, Malt Liquor Tastes Better...)

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (Science Fiction Double Feature, Save The Best For Last, Where Do Broken Hearts Go, I Sing The Body Electric)

Norah Jones (Fragile, Come Away With Me)

Panic at the Disco (Lying is the Most Fun a Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off, I Write Sins Not Tragedies, London Beckoned Songs About Money Written By Machines)

The Beatles (Across the Universe, I Follow The Sun, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)

The Beach Boys (California Girls, God Only Knows, Wouldn't it be Nice)

Sarah McLachlan (Angel, I Will Remember You)

The Eagles (Desperado, Peaceful Easy Feeling)

Three Dog Night (Never Been to Spain, Joy to the World)

Weezer (Buddy Holly, Say it ain't So)

Who was born on Nov 6?

Who was born on Nov 6?

American Composer and Bandmaster John Phillip Sousa 1854

. He wrote many kinds of music, including operettas, orchestral suites, waltzes, songs, and a symphonic poem.

He wrote the Monty Pythons Flying Circus theme called The Liberty Bell.

But his fame rests on his marches, and he was known throughout the world as "The March King." Sousa took the relatively simple form of the military march and infused it with a personal style and new rhythmic and melodic vitality. The greatest of his more than 100 marches is "The Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896).


Inventor of the Saxiphone Adolf Sax 1894


Famous Aviator John William Alcock 1919

He was the first man, in partnership with Arthur Whitten Brown, to fly non-stop across the Atlantic. Born in Manchester,he was educated at the parish school at St. Anne's on Sea. His first job (in 1909) was as an apprentice at the Empress motor works in Manchester. The following year, he went to Brooklands, as the assistant to the French pilot, Maurice Ducroq. In November 1912, he obtained his aviator's certificate, then went to work for Sunbeam as a racing pilot.


Musical Composer RAY CONNIFF 1916

With a career in the music business for over 65 years, he recorded over 100 albums and sold over 70 million albums, cassettes and CDs. He was the proud recipient of a Grammy Award for his recording of "Somewhere My Love," two Grammy nominations, over 10 gold albums, 2 platinum albums ("Somewhere My Love" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas"), CBS Records-Best Selling Artist for 1962 Award and countless international awards.


1941, Born on this day, Guy Clark, singer, songwriter, wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, 1997 album 'Essential Guy Clark'.

1942, Born on this day, Doug Sahm, Tex Mex Singer, songwriter, guitarist, Sir Douglas Quintet, (1965 US No. 13 single ‘She’s About A Mover’). Died 18th November 1999.

1947, Born on this day, George Young, The Easybeats, (1966 UK No.6 & 1967 US No. 16 single 'Friday On My Mind').

1947, Born on this day, John Wilson, Them, (1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night').

1948, Born on this day, Glenn Frey, guitar, vocals, The Eagles, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). Solo (1985 UK No.12 single 'The Heat Is On').

1950, Born on this day, Chris Glen, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, (1975 UK No.7 single 'Delilah').

1961, Jimmy Dean started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Big Bad John', a No.2 on the UK chart. Jimmy went on to present a prime time variety show on US TV.

1963, Born on this day, Paul Brindley, guitar, The Sundays, (1997 UK No.15 single 'Summertime').

1964, Born on this day, Corey Glover, Living Colour, (1991 UK No.12 single 'Love Rears Its Ugly Head').

1964, during their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!'

1965, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played at the opening night of San Francisco's Fillmore West.

1965, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Get Off Of My Cloud', the group's second US No.1. The song knocked The Beatles 'Yesterday' from the No.1 position.

1966, during a six date tour of Germany, The Who played at the Kongresshalle, Cologne supported by The Lords.

1966, Born on this day, Paul Gilbert, guitarist, Mr. Big, (1992 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'To Be With You').

1967, working at Abbey Road studio in London, The Beatles mixed four songs, ‘Hello Goodbye’, ‘Your Mother Should Know’, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘I Am the Walrus’. Due to the radio feed used in ‘I Am the Walrus’ being recorded in mono, the song changes from stereo to mono at the line "Sitting in an English garden".

1968, Joe Cocker was at No.1 in the UK singles chart with his version of The Beatles song 'With A Little Help From Friends'. The song was also a UK No.1 for Wet Wet Wet in 1988 and Pop Idol duo Sam and Mark in 2004.

1971, Cher started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves', the singers first US solo No.1, it made No.4 in the UK.

1971, the soundtrack to 'Shaft' by Isaac Hayes went to No.1 on the US album chart.

1972, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman lost his driving licence and was fined £20 by Chelmsford Magistrates court after being caught speeding in his Mercedes on the A12.

1972, during a UK tour, Billy Murcia of The New York Dolls died after choking on his coffee after an overdose of Mandrax.

1973, Michael Martin and Phil Kaufman were charged and fined $300 each for the theft of a coffin containing Gram Parsons body. The court heard that the two men were merely carrying out Parson's wishes to be cremated in the desert.

1975, The Sex Pistols made their live debut at St Martins School Of Art in London, (the performance lasted 10 minutes).

1976, The Steve Miller Band went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rock 'n' Me', the group's second US No.1, a No.11 in the UK.

1977, Abba were at No.1 in the UK with the single 'The Name Of The Game, the group's 6th No.1.

1979, Born on this day, Trevor Penick, O-Town, winners of US TV show 'Making The Band' (2001 US No.3 single 'All Or Nothing', 2001 UK No.3 single 'Liquid Dreams').

1982, Jennifer Warnes and Joe Cocker started a three week run at No.1 on the US with a song taken from the film 'An Officer And A Gentleman', 'Up Where We Belong'.

1982, Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' achieved the longest unbroken run on the UK charts when it logged it's 43rd week in the Top 100.

1984, U2 played the first of two nights at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland during their Unforgettable Fire World Tour.

1993, Meat Loaf started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'd' Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That), also a No.1 in the UK.

1993, Pearl Jam went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Vs', selling 950,378 copies making it the highest sales in US album history in one week.

1995, The Charlatans kicked off a 16 date UK tour at the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom, tickets cost £9.

1998, NSYNC won the Best Dance video and Best New Artist clip for 'I Want You Back' at the 1998 Billboard awards.

1999, it was reported that former Heavy Stereo guitarist Gem, the new member of Oasis would only receive £600 per week working with the band which would increase to £1,200 when touring.

2000, Madonna played her first show in eight years when she performed a short 20 minute set at New York's Roseland Ballroom. Madonna wore a tight black vest bearing the sequinned name of 18 year-old Britney Spears.

2001, a number of streets in the German city Frankfurt were temporarily renamed after pop stars to mark the MTV Europe Music Awards. Madonna, Robbie Williams and Janet Jackson all had avenues named after them.

2003, winners at this years MTV awards included Christina Aguilera for Best female, Coldplay won Best group, Justin Timberlake won Best album for ‘Justified’, The Panjabi MC won best dance act. Best R&B act went to Beyonce. Eminem won the best hip-hop act award for the fifth year running. Reggae artist Sean Paul took the best new act award and best video was won by Sigur Ros. An estimated one billion people in 28 countries watched the show, which was held in Edinburgh, Scotland for the first time.

2005, the Official UK Charts announced that Robbie Williams had sold the most albums in the UK so far this century with sales of 6.3m. Coldplay were at number two, with sales of 6.2m albums and Dido was in third place 5.7m albums sold. The figures were based on albums sold in the UK from 1st January 2000 to 11th October 2005 excluding greatest hits, live albums and downloads.

2005, Clear Channel agreed to remove posters with 50 Cent holding a gun in one hand and a microphone in the other in the Los Angeles area after a rally was held in protest, the company also agreed to remove 21 posters in Philadelphia. The posters were plugging the rapper’s forthcoming film 'Get Rich or Die Tryin.' "The message could be 'rob to get rich' said Bilal Qayyum, a leader of the anti violence group Men United for a Better Philadelphia.

2005, Westlife scored their fifth UK No.1 album when ‘Face To Face’ went to the top of the charts.

2005, Madonna scored her 36th Top Ten single with ‘Hung Up’, equaling the record with Elvis Presley for the most Top Ten singles. ‘Hung Up’ was also Madonna's 47th Top Forty single, the most for any female artist.

2007, Meat Loaf cancelled his European tour after being diagnosed with a cyst on his vocal cords. The 60-year-old had already scrapped two gigs on doctor's orders. Speculation had surrounded the tour after he cut short a gig in Newcastle, telling the audience it is "the last show I may ever do in my life".

If I knew the year when you were born, I would be able to tell you what happened on that day and what was the in the Top 40

I hope that this is of use


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