EAA Chapter 1397

Mississippi Headwaters Flyers of Bemidji, MN

Young Eagles

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. 

What to Expect During Your Young Eagles Flight

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:

  • 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 
  • Identifying the parts that control the airplane. 

During Flight

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.

After Landing


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. 

We look forward to adding your name to the ever-growing list of EAA Young Eagles!


For More Information

For more information on Young Eagles, call one of our officers:

President: Rob Roed              218-368-9260      mailto:roberteroed@gmail.com

Vice President: Gardell Emery 218-243-2388     sledhead@paulbunyan.net

Secretary: Dan Leger             218-838-8794     rhet72@gmail.com

Treasurer: Mark Cook            218-368-1943     seagull@paulbunyan.net


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