The Young Eagles Program is EAA's flagship youth aviation education program. It has introduced over 2.3 million young people to the world of aviation since 1992.
To participate in the program, young people must be between the ages of 8 and 17. They then take a short ground school course and take a flight with a volunteer pilot in a small airplane. The flight typically lasts about 20 minutes, and the young person gets to experience the thrill of takeoff, landing, and flying over their hometown.
The Young Eagles Program is a free program, and it is made possible by the generosity of EAA members and volunteers. The program is a great way to introduce young people to the joy of flying, and it can inspire them to pursue a career in aviation.
EAA's work is essential to the future of aviation. The organization helps to grow participation in aviation by providing education, resources, and support to pilots, builders, and enthusiasts of all ages.