EAA Young Eagles

Flight Information

. . . guidelines for Participants and Parents

(This information reprinted in part from the EAA Young Eagles Flight Kit)

EAA Young Eagles National Chairmen, Sean Tucker

The Young Eagles Program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation to welcome young people to the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nations future. Your child will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give new perspectives on the world and life in general. Participation in the Young Eagles Program will help him or her understand that an individual's potential is unlimited.

What is EAA and the EAA Aviation Foundation?

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953. More than 150,000 people belong to EAA, with chapters in all 50 states, and many in foreign countries. (EAA Chapter 902 is one such chapter, we meet in Mulino, Oregon)

EAA members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people, and even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft. (A category of airplanes designated by the FAA, built by individual craftsmen instead of on a factory assembly line.)

The Young Eagles Program is sponsored by the EAA Aviation Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and fulfillment of individual potential through personal flight.

How safe is flying?

Flying an airplane is safer than many other forms of recreation. Each Eagle flight takes place in an FAA registered airplane flown by a licensed pilot. The flight is conducted according to federal regulations. No aerobatic or non-standard maneuvers will be performed during your Eagle flight.

Who can participate?

Young persons between the ages of 8 and 17 are eligible.

How much does it cost?

Your Young Eagle flight is FREE!

Eagle flights are provided to interested young persons at no charge. Pilots donate their own time, use of their aircraft and fuel to the program. Some corporate sponsorships have helped defray some of the program costs, but most Young Eagle flights happen because EAA members and pilots ENJOY sharing the joy of flight with others.

Are You Interested?

If you live in the Portland/Vancouver area, contact Dan Forney: youngeagles@eaa902.org to sign up for your flight!!

If you live elsewhere in or near Oregon, locate a chapter near you at Young Eagles Flight Locator Page, or , visit the EAA Headquarter's website and contact them to help locate a Young Eagles program near you.

Check out calendar of events for the dates of out Young Eagle events. You can find them at Calendar of Events

Happy Flying!!

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