Young Eagles Program
Nearly 2.3 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.
Get ready to have the experience of your lifetime. We'll show you how to become a Young Eagle and taste the freedom of flight that most people only dream about.
First, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart and identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful "walk-around" pre-flight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane, helping buckle your child's seat belt, and describing the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.
Once in the air, your child will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. They will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Many people remember this experience for the rest of their lives. The length of the flight will depend on many factors, but most Young Eagles flights last between 15 and 20 minutes.
Back on the ground, there will be additional time for questions after the flight. Please note that each pilot is encouraged to follow the Young Eagles pilot guidelines, but also has the freedom to customize the flight to make the most of local conditions and facilities.
After the flight is completed, the pilot will issue your child the official EAA Young Eagles logbook or certificate. The pilot then returns the registration form to the EAA Young Eagles office, where the flight will be officially registered in the World's Largest Logbook.
At the same time, EAA understands that privacy is important. Only basic information is displayed on the web and your address and phone number will never become part of the public database.
EAA will send your child follow-up information about our free online ground school course, details regarding other youth aviation programs, and EAA scholarships. Your child's name and email address will not be sold or used for commercial purposes. EAA is sensitive to keeping you and your child's contact information confidential.
EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan
Your enrollment in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course is completed when you activate your EAA student membership.
Sporty’s will contact EAA once you complete the first three volumes, and EAA will then mail you a waiver to be signed by your parents. This waiver is sent back to EAA, and once received by EAA your voucher will be emailed with instructions on how to redeem it.