FREE AIRPLANE RIDES FOR KIDS AGE 8-17

Want to see what your town looks like from the window of an airplane ? Come fly with us. The Mogollon Airpark in Overgaard is home to Chapter 1044 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). EAA has a program called Young Eagles which is designed to give young people ages 8-17 a chance to experience the thrill and excitement of an airplane flight. The Young Eagle program has been in operation for over 25 years and has flown over 2.2 million kids in the USA. EAA pilots volunteer their aircraft and their expertise to provide a fun and safe 15-20 minute flight around the local area.

We are planning a Young Eagles event on August 28, 2021 and would love to take your child for a flight. All pilots are certificated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and all planes are maintained in accordance with FAA directives.

Registering for a flight is easy. Just go to yeday.org , click on the Mogollon Airpark tab, and register your children for their fun flight and introduction to the world of aviation. Come join us on Saturday August 28 at 7:00 AM. If you have any questions or trouble registering online, contact Paul Taylor, N70PT@live.com, or 602-320-3836.

Planes & Pancakes in the Pines 2021

After a two-year hiatus, EAA Chapter 1044’s pancake breakfast fly-in returned to Mogollon Airpark on Saturday, July 17. A little cloud cover and cool temps made for a fabulous event with lots of aircraft flying in from around Arizona and attendees from the local area. You can check out all of the photos by clicking here.

In addition to the great food and some amazing aircraft on display, the chapter also held a 50/50 raffle. This year’s winner was Donna Harris who, along with her husband Doug, were among our exhibitors representing the local Lions Club. Event funds raised by the Chapter are used to support local youth through aviation education.

Thank you to all who attended and to the wonderful EAA Chapter 1044 volunteers who make this wonderful event possible!

NOTICE- Young Eagles Rally Cancelled

Regrettably, due to the current circumstances with the COVID-19 virus, our Young Eagles Rally scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020, has been cancelled. All who have previously registered will be contacted once a new date for the event has been scheduled. Thank you for your understanding.

New Meeting Time

Starting in January 2020, our meeting time will be at 9:00 a.m. on the third Saturday of the month. Please come and join us at 8:30 prior to each meeting for coffee, light snacks and social time.