It's not her first time at the controls of an airplane, she's flown "under the panel" several times before. I've been removing the copilot stick so she can use the booster seat to see outside. I visited with _______ (I forgot his VAF name, he has a really nice orange/blue RV8) at OSH that had modified a booster seat for his kiddos and I decided to do the same.
I've got several booster seats laying around and picked one with an open bottom and numerous plastic ribs. A few minutes with a die grinder gave the desired clearance between the booster seat and the copilot stick.
With the booster she could see over the panel and fly via the horizon, in addition she now has a PTT! She made every transmission for the flight, not to bad for a 4th grader.
Of course the lesson included a little breakfast and a lot of fun for both of us!
RV 7 500 hours and counting
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It's great to see you sharing the gift with your daughter. I hope to do the same with mine. She's only 3 right now, but I am helping her build a pedal plane and she's really loving it. Her progress is posted on my Kitlog site.