Chapter 1345 assists EAA in providing a program for young people called “Young Eagles.” The Young Eagles program is operated by volunteers and pilots who are members of EAA. The volunteers provide their own airplanes to fly Young Eagles. The intent is to share the flight experience and to inspire young people to consider aviation related careers and/or recreation choices. The first flight experience is free and includes other valuable opportunities for ground school and flight instruction.
The pilot will describe the knowledge and skills involved in flying an airplane, will show you how to fly the airplane, will sign a logbook and certificate for you. The nature of the flight depends on specific weather needs and lasts about 20 minutes. The route of flight is coordinated with other airport traffic. There will be other stations to visit and learn different aspects of airplanes, airports, and aviation as you wait for your chance to fly or after the flight.
The first flight is the gateway to many other aviation options. You will be a student member of EAA with a subscription to “Sport Aviation." Web-based ground school is available free of charge as well as scholarships and flight assistance if the Young Eagle wants to continue to pursue aviation more seriously.
To become a ”Young Eagle” you must be/do the following:
To become a Young Eagle volunteer pilot, complete the EAA requirements at this link
Call the Chapter 1345 area Young Eagle Coordinator for more information:
For more information visit www.EAA.org
Discussion topics vary each month! Usually the 2nd Wednesday of the month, right before the chapter meetings.