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January 1, 2022
February 6, 2022
April 30, 2022
October 8, 2022
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Love At First Flight
Your child can join the ranks of more than 2 million Young Eagles® and see their world from a whole new perspective.
Since 1992, Young Eagles flights have been safely conducted in nearly every type of general aviation aircraft, from light planes to business jets, and everything in between.
Why was the EAA Young Eagles program developed?
The EAA Young Eagles Program was developed in 1992 to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future and the best way to convey that message is to actually experience flight in a first-hand setting.
What do we hope to gain by taking your child flying?
Each Young Eagle will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give them new perspectives on the world and life in general. Young Eagles program participants will understand that an individual's potential is unlimited and for them, the sky is the limit!
Who are the pilots?
The pilots participating in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make your child’s flight possible. Each pilot is licensed by the FAA (or governing organization outside the U.S., such as Transport Canada) and all aircraft are likewise licensed by the government. The flights are conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatic maneuvers are performed.
How does my child become a Young Eagle?
If your child is between the ages of 8 and 17, find a Young Eagles coordinator or pilot near you. As a parent, you'll need to complete a Young Eagle registration form that is available from your pilot. They can help you fill out the form and answer any other specific questions you may have.
What are the Benefits?
Once your child have experienced the thrill of flight first-hand, they will definitely want to see and do more in the exciting world of aviation.
That’s why we have formed the All-Star team of EAA, Embry Riddle, Sporty’s Pilot Shop, and the Academy of Model Aeronautics!
Activate your FREE EAA Student Membership sponsored by Embry Riddle and unlock your personal Young Eagle Flight Plan, which includes free access to Sporty’s® Learn to Fly Course, including a voucher for your first flight lesson when you complete the first phase of the course.
The Young Eagle Flight Plan also includes membership in AMA, providing access to thousands of AMA Flying Clubs and fields around the world. You can start your flying fun immediately by joining hundreds of thousands of model aircraft flyers worldwide!