Moose Lake Star Gazette - Serving Carlton and Pine Counties Since 1895

By C.M. Swanson
Moose Lake Star Gazette 

Fly-In to fun

10-year-old boy sets sights on flying


C.M. Swanson

Ten-year-old Evin Davis has his sights set on a future of flying.

It's not often that a 10-year-old boy has a clear vision of what he would like to do when he grows up. However, Evin Davis, son of Barnum residents Randy and Lacy Davis, is exactly that focused.

While attending the Fly-In, Drive-In Pancake Breakfast at Kovanen Field, south of Moose Lake, June 21 with his parents, his brother Ethan (13), sister Grace (8), and his grandparents, Moose Lake residents Craig and Lorna Davis, Evin took time for a brief interview and photo.

Lois Johnson

Kiwanis Club members flip and serve flapjacks at the pancake breakfast at the Moose Lake-Carlton County Airport the morning of June 21.

"I came to enjoy the pancakes with my grandma and grandpa and look around at the planes," said Evin. "I really hope that I can be a part of an airport one day and be a pilot. I want to be a veterinarian and my mom mentioned a flying vet. I am thinking of doing that in my future."

The well-spoken boy is home-schooled. He is also a member of the Boy Scouts of America. It was as a Boy Scout that Evin had an opportunity for a guided tour of an airport in Wisconsin and the exciting experience of an airplane ride, which undoubtedly influenced his line of thinking.

"In the Boy Scouts my brother and I went to the Superior airport," said Evin. "We got to fly a plane. We took off and landed. We had a great experience."

With his precise thought pattern, focused vision, calm demeanor and the support of his parents and grandparents, seeing Evin one day piloting his own aircraft is a dream that has every possibility of becoming reality.


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