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. It is greatly appreciated that you support this function with the purchase of our merchandise we have for sale. We have Young Eagle shirts, Caps, and Coffee Mugs with your child’s picture on it. All items are $15.00 each and we take Credit Cards. Thank you for your support.
What will your flight be like?
The biggest question on your mind might be about the actual flight. So what should you expect?
First of all, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane; reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map); identifying reference points during the flight; completing a careful “walk around” preflight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane.
Once you are ready to go flying, your pilot will help you buckle your seat belt and describe the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel. Pretty soon, it will be time to go flying!
Once in the air, you’ll see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. You’ll experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about.
Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too!
- On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
- Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
- In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
- Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane.
You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.
We look forward to adding your name to the ever-growing list of EAA Young Eagles!
What to expect on Young Eagle day at EAA 403
Young Eagle Registration starts at 8:00 AM
Young Eagle Orientation starts at 8:30 AM
Young Eagle Flights start at 9:00 AM
All Young Eagle flights are weather permitting
IF YOU ARE LATE YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM THAT DAY. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENT TO GET THEIR CHILD TO THE EVENT ON TIME.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS FLOWN BEFORE HE/SHE WAS GIVEN A LOG BOOK. IF THEY FORGET THEIR LOG BOOK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FLY THAT DAY." LOG BOOKS ARE THEIR TICKET TO FLY. THEY WILL NOT BE GIVEN A NEW ONE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CHILD TO BRING THEIR LOG BOOK WITH THEM.
Questions and Registration Form
If you need more information about our Young Eagles program, please contact Michelle Bellard.
Young Eagles Registration forms are available at the event and must be signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.
What happens to the registration form?
After the flight is completed, the pilot will issue your child the official EAA Young Eagles logbook or certificate. The pilot then returns the registration form to the EAA Young Eagles office, where the flight will be officially registered in the World’s Largest Logbook.
At the same time, EAA understands that privacy is important. Only basic information is displayed on the web and your address and phone number will never become part of the public database.
EAA will send your child follow-up information about our free on-line ground school course, details regarding other youth aviation programs, and EAA scholarships. Your child’s name and e-mail address will not be sold or used for commercial purposes. EAA is sensitive to keeping you and your child’s contact information confidential.