The EAA Young Eagles program was launched in 1992 by the Experimental Aircraft Association to give interested young people 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.
EAA Chapter 14 provides these flights in addition to a look at other aviation related fields, including Air Traffic Control, Mechanics, Engineers and aircraft construction.
Since 1992, more than 1.6 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through the National program and all the participating chapters. Young Eagles have been registered in more than 90 different countries and have been flown by more than 42,000 volunteer pilots.
The Young Eagle flight is the first step in a five step program: 1) Young Eagle Flight, 2) EAA student membership, 3) Sporty’s Learn-to-Fly online course, 4) First Flight Lesson, 5) Scholarships for continued education. The Young Eagle program is your path from first flight to licensed pilot.
Any child age 8-17 can become a Young Eagle. There is also an “Eagle” program where interested adults can experience a flight in a general aviation aircraft. However, we always fly the Young Eagles first.
In the interest of planning for our Young Eagles Saturdays, we would appreciate and RSVP if you plan to attend. You can RSVP from this page by filling out the form on the right side of this page. This will help us to make sure we have sufficiant planes and pilots to accomodate the expected number of Eagles/Young Eagles.
This is a real world introduction to aviation. Hands on and up close your Young Eagle will see and possible fly and light aircraft just a few thousand feet above our beautiful San Diego. Experiencing flight in this manner is quite different than being launched in a commercial jet. There are a number of pilots, mechanics and engineers around the chapter that are also available to talk with about aviation and aviation related careers.
The first step is the Young Eagle flight. Young Eagle flights are always the second Saturday of the month unless otherwise scheduled. We begin with an introduction and briefing from the Young Eagle Coordinator. The YE Coordinator will cover the following items: safety, the flight experience, the Young Eagle program, aviation related careers and a brief history of the EAA.
After the orientation a Chapter 14 volunteer will continue the briefing with a walk-around of a general aviation aircraft. The briefing includes a description of the different parts of an aircraft, an explanation of why planes fly, and a look at the instrument panel with an explanation of the critical instruments. The Young Eagle Coordinator will then assign Young Eagles to pilots and the flight begins.
All our pilots are qualified are certificated by the FAA and are members of the Experimental Aircraft Association. They will have required medical certificates and safe aircraft as determined by annual inspections as required by the FAA.
Let us know your interested.
Groups will find it more convenient to contact the Chapter’s Young Eagle Coordinator to reserve a specific day. This allows us to schedule more pilots and be able to accommodate everyone.
If you are an individual or small group email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your intentions.
We offer a student membership for our chapter which is at a reduced rate. As the Young Eagle Coordinator for details.
We are located on Brown Field. [Directions]
Please visit the National Website for more details: http://youngeagles.org/