Harrison Ford Promoting Aviation to Kids

Harrison Ford (search) will stay on as chairman of an Experimental Aircraft Association (search) program that introduces children to flying.

Ford, an avid pilot, has given more than 200 young people rides as a volunteer pilot for the program. He will serve as the EAA Young Eagles (search) program chairman for another two years.

The actor made the announcement during the EAA's 53rd annual AirVenture fly-in and convention in Oshkosh, which ended Sunday.

"Our mission is to use aviation as a way to inspire and educate young people," EAA Young Eagles Executive Director Steve Buss said in a statement. "Harrison Ford is a great ambassador of the program because he shows that he believes in it and, as a pilot volunteer, he lives it."

The program has given children more than 1 million free demonstration flights since it started in 1992.