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Young Eagles

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years 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.

Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids with the help of EAA’s network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers. We reached our goal and celebrated the 2 millionth Young Eagle flown during AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.

Join us in offering every child, tween, and teen the chance to experience the Spirit of AviationTM.

Click Young Eagles Program for complete information.

To arrange a Young Eagles flight for 1 to 100 young people age 8 thru 17 email or call EAA Chapter 288 Young Eagles Coordinator at (785) 210-7500.

If you know a young person interested in a Young Eagle Flight, let us know. We will do the rest!

If you have a future Young Eagle and want to be notified about upcoming events, fill out the information below and we can add you to our mailing list.


Timeless Voices – Tyler Whitney (video 17:17) Tyler Whitney is the first EAA Young Eagle to pass his FAA Private Pilot written test through Sporty’s online “next step” Complete Pilot Training Course now offered free to all Young Eagles. In July 2010 he earned his private pilot certificate.