The girl who wants to fly
Miya is a 6-year-old who is fascinated with flying. Encouraged by her engineer grandpa and inspired by the story of the Wright brothers, Miya wants to be a pilot. After a flying trip to Japan with her grandpa, the only thing Miya wants is to turn 16, not because she can drive a car by then, but she could fly a plane!
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Miya was a 6-year-old girl who liked to watch airplanes flying in the sky. She always imagined how it would be to fly an airplane by herself one day. She told her dream to her grandpa, who is an engineer. He asked if she would want to hear a story about the Wright brothers. Miya agreed.

Miya's grandpa started the story by telling her how the Wright brothers were two American brothers, Wilbur and Orville. They were bicycle engineers, and they were interested in how a person could fly.

The brothers had a good idea to build something that would lift off the ground and then it would glide through the air. The first time they took their invention to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they flew for twelve seconds. They were so excited that they threw their hats in the air to celebrate.

Miya's grandpa continued by telling her that their invention was called a "flying machine." He also told her how Wilbur died before he could see his invention take flight. Miya was sad when she heard this part of the story because she knew it was going to be hard for Orville without his brother. She wondered if he ever got to fly his airplane after that day at Kitty Hawk.

Miya's grandpa said that Orville later flew a plane for over eight minutes, which was a new world record at the time. He finished up by telling her that Orville lived until 1948 and he died at age 77 after being an engineer for 66 years!

"Let's go to plane-spotting next to an airport," said Miya.

Miya's grandpa agreed and they went to the airport. They waited until the planes came in for a landing. Then, they watched as the pilots turned off their engines and walked out of the airplane.

Miya was very impressed with their piloting skills. Her grandpa told her that she would have to wait a few years before she could fly her own airplane like that!

"I'm going to be a good student and study hard so I can be an engineer like you one day, Grandpa!" said Miya.

Her grandpa nodded and said, "That's my girl!"

Miya and her grandpa went to the airport for the second time. This time, Miya had a big surprise waiting for her, she got to fly an airplane with her grandpa! Miya's parents were very happy about this.

"One day you will be able to take your own airplane on a flight," said Miya's mother.

Miya smiled and said, "I can't wait!"

Miya and her grandpa flew to Tokyo, Japan. They flew over the ocean, over the city, and over many mountains. Miya took pictures of everything they saw through the airplane window.

Miya's grandpa told her that when she turned 16, she would be able to take her own airplane on a flight. Miya was so excited! She can't wait until she turns 16 so that she can fly airplanes!

Ten years have passed. Miya was turning 16.

Before her birthday, her parents asked: "What do you want for your birthday?"

"I want to take flying lessons," said Miya.

Miya's parents were happy to hear that Miya didn't forget her dream, but they also knew that flying lessons were expensive.

"Miya, you will need to get a job after school if you want to take flying lessons," they said.

"Okay!" said Miya.

Miya started looking for jobs and she wanted one that would pay her a lot of money!

She found a job at a restaurant. She had to work after school and on weekends, but it was worth it . she earned enough money to take flying lessons!

Miya's parents were so proud of her. They could tell she had been working hard.

Miya was happy too. She still worked at the restaurant, but she was also taking flying lessons and doing well in school.

Her friends came to cheer her on when she got her flying certificate.

"Miya, you're such an impressive young woman!"

"I know," said Miya proudly!

Miya couldn't wait to be a pilot and she loved flying so much1

On her first flight she was the co-pilot! When she landed, she could hardly believe it. She had done it!

Miya's flying dream continued. She would go on to fly many more flights and become one of the most successful pilots in the world.

米娅是一个 6 岁的女孩,她喜欢看飞机在天上飞。她一直幻想着有一天能自己驾驶飞机。她把她的梦想告诉了她的爷爷。米娅的爷爷是一个工程师。

爷爷问她是否想听一个关于莱特兄弟的故事。米娅说好啊。于是爷爷开始给她讲这两个美国兄弟威尔伯和奥维尔的故事。这两人是自行车工程师,特别想知道怎么才能让人飞上天。

兄弟俩想出了一个好主意,建造了一个可以升起然后在空中滑翔的东西。他们第一次将他们的发明带到北卡罗来纳州的基蒂霍克时,这个东西飞行了 12 秒。他们兴奋得把帽子抛向空中庆祝。

米娅的爷爷继续讲道,他们的发明被称为"飞行器",可是威尔伯在看到他的发明真正飞翔之前就去世了。听到这儿时,米娅很难过,因为她知道没有他的兄弟奥维尔会很伤心。她想知道他在基蒂霍克的那一天之后还有没有再飞。

米娅的爷爷说,奥维尔后来开着一架飞机飞了超过八分钟,这是当时的新世界纪录。奥维尔一直活到 1948 年,当了 66 年的工程师,享年 77 岁!

"我们去机场旁边看飞机吧," 米娅说。

米娅的爷爷同意了,于是他们去了机场。他们等着飞机降落。然后,看着飞行员关闭引擎并走出飞机。

米娅 对他们的驾驶技能印象深刻。她爷爷告诉她,她要等几年才能像那样开自己的飞机!

"我要当个好学生,好好学习,有一天也能成为像你一样的工程师!"

爷爷点点头,"这才是我的好孙女!"

米娅和爷爷又来到了机场。这一次,有一个大惊喜在等着米娅,她要和爷爷一起开飞机!米娅的父母也非常高兴。

"总有一天,你会自己开飞机的,"米娅的母亲说。

米娅笑着说:"我等不及了!"

米娅和她的爷爷朝着日本东京飞去。他们飞过大海,飞过城市,飞过许多山脉。 米娅拍下了透过飞机窗户看到的一切。

米娅的爷爷告诉她,等她16岁了,她就可以坐自己的飞机上天了。米娅很期待!希望16岁快来这样她就可以自己开飞机了!

10 年就这样过去了。米娅转眼就 16 岁了

生日前夕,她的父母问道。"你生日想要什么?"

"我想上飞行课," 米娅说。

米娅的父母为她没有放弃梦想而高兴,但他们也知道飞行课很贵。

"米娅,如果你想上飞行课,你需要自己去打工,"他们说。

"好的!"

米娅于是开始找工作, 并希望能找到一个薪水很高的工作!

她开始在一家餐馆打工,放学后和周末都要上班。 但一切都是值得的!她终于赚到足够的钱去上飞行课了!

米娅的父母为她感到骄傲。他们可以看出她一直在为梦想努力。

米娅也很高兴。她一边继续打工,一边上飞行课, 学校的功课也没落下。

当她拿到飞行执照时,她的朋友们都来祝贺她。

"米娅,你真了不起!"

"当然啦!" 米娅骄傲的回答。

她迫不及待地想成为一名飞行员,她太喜欢飞行了。

在第一次飞行中,米娅是副驾驶!落地后,她简直不敢相信。她真的做到了!

米娅的飞行梦继续着。她将更多次的翱翔在天空中,并成为世界上最棒的飞行员之一。
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