The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.
Since 1992, approximately 1.3 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by nearly 40,000 volunteer pilots.
Check our meeting and events page for the next scheduled Young Eagle's Rally or our facebook page. Parents/Guardians must sign a waiver before youngs eagles will be allowed to participate. One parent will be allowed to ride; however, a waiver must also be signed. Our flights take place in the morning and usually last until early afternoon. As always weather is always an important factor. The Young Eagle experience will consist of a walk around of the airplane while the pilot explains the different parts of the aircraft followed by a 10-15 minute flight. After the flight the Young Eagles will receive a certificate and log book signed by their EAA Pilot. For more information visit: http://www.youngeagles.org/
After your first Young Eagle's flight in a real airplane here are some quick ideas and videos of how to stay involved in aviation until you can take your first flight lesson!
Models are a great way to get a hands on feel for aviation and learn about the physics of flight. By building your own model you will have a better understanding of how an airplane works and the complexity of the model can range from something as simple as a paper plate turned into glider all the way to a jet powered fully functional aircraft!
The technology of today allows anyone with a computer and a joystick to experience the mechanics of flight. Software and hardware are readily available and relatively cheap to jump right in and start learning how to fly. Combine this with the flight lessons available on the many flight simulators and you will be well on your way to learning how to fly!