The Young Eagles Mission- 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 between the ages of 8 and 17.

The Young Eagles Goal - Since the program began, more than 1.4 million Young Eagles have flown under the auspices of the program. These flights have been provided through the generosity of more than 40,000 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.

What Will My Flight be Like? - You will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. You will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Like an eagle, you will soar among the clouds and understand the many possibilities that flight - and life in general - have to offer. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. You will, too! After your flight, you will receive a certificate of completion and your name will be placed in the world's largest logbook.

Who Pays? - The Young Eagles Program is all volunteer, and all Young Eagles flights are provided free of charge! National EAA provides the local chapters with all paperwork necessary to carry out a rally. Funding for these materials comes from dues paid by all EAA members. Each pilot pays for 100% of his or her operating costs. Thanks go to all the pilots and volunteers that make this program an enormous success.

How Safe is Flying? - Flying in an airplane is safer than many other forms of recreation. Each Eagle Flight takes place in an FAA registered airplane by a licensed pilot. The flight is conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatic or non-standard flown maneuvers will be performed. In addition, our local pilots must participate in a preflight safety briefing prior to each rally.

A Few Rules - Eagle Flight candidates wishing to participate must be between the ages of 8 and 17 and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You must remain at the airport with your Young Eagle! Also, each candidate's parent or guardian must fill out a registration form available only on the day of the Young Eagle's flight.

Millions of people fly safely in airplanes every year. However, an airport is not a playground. Listen and follow instructions given by the ground crew and pilots. Listen carefully for instructions on entering and exiting the airplane, do not touch any part of an airplane without the pilots permission and stay away from the propellers.

Come on out to have fun!- Remember, the EAA National Young Eagles Program is all volunteer! Both pilots and ground crew are donating all their time and efforts to make this program a success. We do this because we really love airplanes and flying, and we want to share this adventure with young people.

So where do I learn more? - It's easy. Just email your contact information to the contact below, and you will soon be contacted by a pilot to arrange your Young Eagles Flight and/or inform you of the next scheduled Young Eagles Rally. While you are waiting, we suggest you spend some time at the Young Eagles Website. There you will find information on the Young Eagles Program, theory of flight, The World's Largest Logbook, and much, much more.

PARENTS and ORGANIZATION GROUP LEADERS: To answer any additional questions, or to discuss a private rally for your organization please contact our Young Eagle Coordinator listed below.

Young Eagle Cordinator: Jerry Long - long.ja@comcast.net

Chapter President: AE Purcifull - ae@eaa235.org