THE YOUNG EAGLES PROGRAM
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.
BECOME A YOUNG EAGLE
Get ready to have the experience of your lifetime. We’ll show you how to become a Young Eagle and taste the freedom of flight that most people only dream about.
First, read about what to expect on your first flight. Next, click the REQUEST A FLIGHT button at the bottom of this page and complete and submit the form. You will then be contacted by our Young Eagles Coordinator to schedule your flight.
YOUR FLIGHT EXPERIENCE
Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes. Here’s how your flight will go:
- On the ground
Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
- Just before takeoff
Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
- In the air
The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
- Back on the ground
There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and his or her particular airplane.
You will also receive a Flight Certificate and an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.
Are you a Heber-Overgaard area youth between the ages of 8 to 17
and ready for your Experience of a Lifetime?
If so, click the button below to request your Young Eagles flight!