What is the Young Eagles program?
The EAA Young Eagles is a program 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.
When 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.
First, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight.
Some things he/she may review include:
Once in the air, you’ll see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way; 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.
Once back on the ground, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot will be happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. You will also receive an official Young Eagles Logbook, signed by your personal pilot.