Young Eagles is a program started by the national EAA organization in 1992 to promote and encourage youth and young adult participation in aviation activities.
Free airplane rides are offered to youths ages 8 to 17 with parental/guardian consent. Upon completion of their flight theYoung Eagles are offered four additional benefits to increase their experience.
Free student membership (till their 19th birthday) in the EAA organization including a subscription to Sports Aviation Magazine.
Free online ground school sponsored by Sporty’s Pilot Shop which will prepare them for the FAA written exam,the first step in obtaining a Private Pilot’s license.
Free First Flying Lesson - Youth ages 13 and up who have completed at least one portion of the ground school are eligible for a certificate good for up to $120 towards their first flight lesson at any flight school.
Scholarships - Participants may be eligible for flighttraining and college scholarships.
All of these benefits are available just by taking a free Young Eagles flight.
In addition to the Young Eagles Program, this fall EAA will be launching the “Eagles Program” for adults interested in the experience of a flight in a general aviation aircraft. This program will be similar to the one for youths.