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.
1992, more than 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 more than 41,000 volunteer pilots.
Participation is easy.
Click Here to find the closest volunteer pilot. From there, arrange a convenient time to go flying. We hope you enjoy
a Young Eagles introduction to the exciting world of aviation. Make sure you come back to visit this web site after your flight
to continue exploring the wonderful world of aviation!
So what will your
flight be like?
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. If you are like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life.
Most Young Eagle flights last between
15 and 20 minutes. Once back on the ground, there will be additional time for you to ask questions about the flight. Ask away!
Your pilot will be happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. And don’t forget, you’ll
also receive an official Young Eagles certificate, which is signed, by your personal pilot and our Chairman Sean D. Tucker.
We look forward to adding your name
to the ever-growing list of EAA Young Eagles!