Welcome to Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 105 Young Eagles!
The chapter participates in the national EAA Young Eagles program by sponsoring free introductory plane rides for kids 8-17 years of age. From the EAA website:
“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. Since 1992, more than 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 more than 42,000 volunteer pilots.”
Rallies: Several times throughout the year, EAA Chapter 105 hosts a Young Eagle flying day. The anticipated dates will be published on this web page (subject to change due to weather). Times are typically between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm, but to be sure contact our Young Eagles coordinator.
Individual Flights: We also arrange flights for kids throughout the year outside of the rally events as best we can. Our pilots are volunteers and often happily adjust their schedules and plans in order to conduct Young eagles flights, but we do ask parents to provide multiple options when possible to allow some flexibility in scheduling the planes and pilots.
Contact Information: Greg Hughes is our interim Young Eagles coordinator. He can help arrange Young Eagles flights for youth and match them with volunteer pilots. Our coordinator also handles details related to the Young Eagles rallies the chapter participates in each year. Please feel free to contact him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilots with completed Young Eagles forms who need them submitted after a flight may drop them in the “Completed Young Eagles Forms” box in the chapter hangar, or give them directly to Greg to be submitted. EAA requires the completed original copy be submitted, electronic copies are not accepted.