ANTIGO - We fly to visit family, go on a vacation, or travel for business.
But what if there weren't enough pilots to fly us?
The EAA says that's a very real possibility because they project there will be a shortage of pilots.
That's why a local airport is trying to get kids interested in flying.
The Langlade County Airport partners with the EAA's Young Eagles program.
For one day every year, they give kids between the ages of 8 and 17 free airplane rides.
The Young Eagles program was founded in 1992.
Since then, they've flown more than 1.7 million kids from all over the country.
Leonard Boltz is a commercial airline pilot and a Young Eagles volunteer.
He says getting kids interested in aviation is important to the industry.
"We lost about a third of the private pilots between the years 1990 and 2010. And if that trend continues, there's not going to be enough pilots to fulfill the needs that we have as a nation," says commercial airline pilot Leonard Boltz.
Kids can fly free this Saturday.
It's part of the Langlade County Airport's 10th annual Fly In and Air Show on Saturday.
The air show includes a performance by three aerobatic performers and a crop dusting demonstration.
The airport manager believes this event is the perfect way to introduce people to their local airport.
"The main reason that we do it is just to promote the airport: to get people who don't normally utilize the airport to come out and enjoy it and have an opportunity for everybody to utilize their airport," says Langlade County Airport Manager Josh Walker.
ARMSTRONG CREEK - Around 9:12 a.m. on Saturday emergency responders assisted a 49-year-old Crandon man who accidentally shot himself while hunting in Armstrong Creek, according to DNR Safety Specialist Warden Mark Little.
Little said the man saw a deer while sitting in his truck. He went to grab his rifle, and as he was manipulating the gun it went off. A bullet went through the man's upper right leg and lower left leg, exiting out the driver-side door.
EAGLE RIVER - Americans eat more than 46 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day. That much thawing, handling, and cooking of turkeys means people can make mistakes.
The Vilas County Public Health Department wants to help people avoid exposing themselves to dangerous bacteria. It says frozen turkeys should always be thawed in the refrigerator or under running water.
"You don't want to set them out on your countertop for any amount of time to thaw them because that's when they're going to be in the 'danger zone.' The 'danger zone' is between 40 and 140 [degrees Fahrenheit], and that's when pathogens can grow," said Vilas County Registered Sanitarian Amy Springer.
ROSENDALE, WI - An explosion and fire at a cheese plant in Fond du Lac County sent one person to the hospital.
The sheriff's office says 36-year-old Travis Klotzbach, of Brandon, was using a cutting torch on an empty 55-gallon barrel in the auto shop at Knaus Cheese near Rosendale when the explosion happened just after 7 a.m. Friday.
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