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. Our hope
is that by going up for this free FIRST airplane ride, they
will want to take further steps to learn about aviation.
Additional Young Eagle rides are available to kids who have
demonstrated an above average interest in aviation to our Young
Eagle Coordinators and are also dependent on our having the
necessary resources to offer those rides. Our top priority is to
give first timers their Young Eagle rides.
CLICK HERE to visit our
web page that discusses ways the Young Eagle can demonstrate their
above average interest in aviation.
Kids that have gone up for their
free FIRST introductory Young Eagle
airplane ride will receive a Young Eagle Flight certificate and
their own personal Young Eagle Flight Log book. They will also
receive an activation code that will permit those 13 and older to
take an online "Learn To Fly Course" offered FREE by
Sporty's Pilot Shop. They can also contact us about additional
steps they can take to further their interest in aviation.
about 2 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the
program. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different
countries and have been flown by nearly 40,000 volunteer pilots.
EAA Chapter 44
participates in Young Eagle events and have flown over 2,000 kids
You might also want to check our EAA Chapter 44
CALENDAR to determine
when we have scheduled future Young Eagle events.
information about EAA Chapter 44's Young Eagle
Rochester, NY area or to register
for a coming event,
CLICK HERE to email our
Young Eagle Coordinator
here to visit the national Young Eagles web site