The EAA Chapter 403 Young Eagles Program

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 the merchandise that we have for sale. We have Young Eagle shirts and caps. Both items are $15.00 each and we take credit cards. Thank you for your support.

What will your flight be like?

The biggest questions 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” pre-flight 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.  Once the airplane takes off and you are 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!

  1. 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” pre-flight inspection of the airplane.
  2. Just before takeoff: Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
  3. In the air: The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
  4. 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!

How to register for a Young Eagles event
Our events are by registration only. This is to ensure that we can provide the best attempt to accommodate all attendees (weather permitting). In order to participate in a Young Eagles event you will have to pre-register online as we will have limited space based on our pilot availability. Our
pilots are volunteers and the number of aircraft may vary between each event. If you have attended an EAA Chapter 403 Young Eagles event in the past, then you are on our email list and will be sent an email with a link to the registration site.
If you haven’t flown with us before then keep an eye on the Community Section of www.Carsonnow.org for announcements regarding our events. Our July event registration can be found here: https://youngeaglesday.org/?yedetail&event=7xK2GWqOX

What to expect on Young Eagle day at EAA 403
Check-in for Young Eagle flights starts at 7:30 am. at the main terminal of the Carson Airport at 2600 E. College Parkway, Carson City. Please print out and bring with you your registration form that you completed online during registration.
7:30 am – 8:00 am Check-in
8:00 am Young Eagle Flight Orientation
8:30 am Young Eagle Flights begin
7:00 am – 10:00 am EAA Chapter Pancake Breakfast in Chapter House – $7 per adult; $5 per child under 18

IF YOU ARE LATE YOUR CHILD MAY 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. BECAUSE THIS IS A RESERVATION EVENT, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND AS THE DEMAND IS QUITE HIGH FOR ATTENDANCE. 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
For 2022, Chapter 403’s Young Eagle Coordinator is Larry Crapo.  If you have specific questions  about our Young Eagles program, please email Larry at lcrapo@sbcglobal.net.
Young Eagles registration forms are also 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 If you have previously flown, the pilot will sign your child’s existing logbook. Each child can then
proceed inside the main terminal to receive a printed certificate for their flight. The chapter then returns the registration form to the EAA Young Eagles office in Oshkosh, WI, 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.