Young Eagles Program

Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles Program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8 - 17 their first free ride in an airplane.  It's the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

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.

Parent FAQs

What is EAA?
EAA, the Experimental Aircraft Association, is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953 and headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  Local chapters are located in all 50 states and many countries.  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, those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory.  “Experimental” refers to the category of aircraft designed by the FAA for these types of airplanes.  Similar to standard category aircraft, experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by FAA.

EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan

Following your Young Eagles flight, the Young Eagles Flight Plan will unlock a number of resources, designed to help you in your aviation journey.

Take a Young Eagles Flight
Young Eagles flights are available to youth ages 8-17, and are provided by EAA volunteers.  Many flights are conducted at EAA chapter-hosted Young Eagles rallies, while other are provided on a one-off basis.  Youths must complete a Young Eagles flight to access the other four steps of the Flight Plan. Contact Sierra Chapter 403 today!