Were You Born to Fly?

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane.

It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers. 

Five Step Flight Program

Step 1: Young Eagles Flight

If you’re between ages 8-17, you have the opportunity to go flying with an EAA member volunteer pilot. Start your aviation adventure today:

Step 2: EAA Student Membership

Embry RiddleAn EAA Student Membership is available FREE of charge to any young person age 8 – 18 who has completed a Young Eagles® flight. A Young Eagles flight is just the beginning to exciting experiences in aviation and is free!

Step 3: Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

Sporty's Pilot Shop. Learn to fly here!As an EAA Student Member, you’ll receive free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course ($199.99 value).

This interactive online course uses real-world video and incredible 3D animations to help you learn the basics of flight. Plus, EAA will reimburse you when you pass your FAA written exam ($165 value)

Step 4: First Flight Lesson

After completing the first three volumes of the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course, you’ll qualify for a free first flight lesson at a flight school of your choice ($130 value).

This step is easy - EAA will contact you as soon as you qualify for your free lesson!

Step 5: Flight Training Scholarships

There’s help out there to support your aviation dreams! You have access to flight training and college scholarships through EAA, including the EAA Air Academy.

These scholarships are underwritten by donors who want to help you achieve your dream of learning to fly.


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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.

  • Come fly with us!

    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.