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, 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!
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. 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!