For a number of our community youth, this Saturday was a little extra special… each was able to experience the magic of flight as part of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagle program. For most this was their first ride in a small general aviation aircraft, and for some, their very first flight in an airplane of any type.
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers.
To view or download photos from today’s Young Eagle even, please click HERE.