The Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 by EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Our mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience – free of charge – in a general aviation aircraft for young people (primarily between the ages of 8 and 17.
Since the program began, more than 1.5 million Young Eagles have flown under the auspices of the program. These flights have been provided through the generosity of more than 43,000 EAA member volunteer pilots. Countless other volunteers support the flights. Young Eagle flights have been conducted in every state in America; each province in Canada; and in more than 90 other countries. The flights have been safely conducted in nearly every type of general aviation aircraft, from light planes to business jets, and everything in between! Your child can join the ranks of Young Eagles and see their world from a whole new perspective.
Our local chapter offers Young Eagle rides throughout the year on an individual basis and also at our annual Father’s Day flight breakfast in June. You may contact us and we’ll help match you with a member pilot and help schedule your ride.
Parents must complete and sign an original registration/release form. We can mail that to you or arrange for a pick-up.