Come Fly With Us

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.

The first step to making your aviation dreams take off is your Young Eagles Flight.

Here is what to expect on your first flight. Next, find a flight and locate your nearest Young Eagles coordinator. That person will help you get in contact with a Young Eagles pilot, who’ll schedule your flight. 

YOUR FLIGHT EXPERIENCE

Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes.

Here’s how your flight will go:

  1. 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.
  2. Just before takeoff
    Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
  3. In the air
    The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
  4. 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 also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

Fun Reading for Young Eagles & Future Young Eagles

Fiction
Young EaglesFate is the Hunter Ernest K Gann
Island in the Sky Ernest K Gann

Non-fiction
Stick and Rudder Wolfgang Langewiesche
A classic 1930’s “how to fly” book that is still pertinent and in print.
The Spirit of St. Louis Charles A. Lindbergh 
Also, a Jimmy Stewart movie of the same name.

 


 

 

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    Young Eagles

    The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 to give interested young people, ages 8 - 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.

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    Come Fly with Us

    EAA Chapter 1358 actively supports the Young Eagles program by regularly flying area youngsters as part of our annual activities.  Our chapter members have flown thousands of Young Eagles.  To find out when our next flight rally will occur, view our events calendar.