Providing Youth Opportunities to Experience Flight
Welcome to the EAA Chapter 65 website information page about the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Program! We are excited to share with you the details of this exceptional initiative that aims to inspire and educate young people in aviation. EAA Chapter 65 is a local chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, based in Burlington, Ontario. We are dedicated to promoting aviation and fostering a love for flying among individuals of all ages. One of our primary endeavors is organizing and hosting the EAA Young Eagles Program.
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About the EAA Young Eagles Program: The EAA Young Eagles Program is an initiative established in 1992 to welcome young people into the world of aviation. It offers young individuals between the ages of 8 and 17 an opportunity to experience the thrill of flight. The program was established with the mission to provide a unique aviation experience to over two million young people, igniting their passion for aviation and inspiring them to pursue careers in various aerospace fields.
Flight Experiences: During a Young Eagles flight, each participant has the chance to soar through the sky in a small aircraft, accompanied by a certified volunteer pilot. The flight typically lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, providing an unforgettable aerial perspective and an exhilarating introduction to aviation.
Education and Mentoring: Beyond the flight experience, the Young Eagles Program also emphasizes education and mentoring. Participants have the opportunity to learn about the different aspects of aviation, including aerodynamics, navigation, aircraft controls, and safety protocols. Knowledgeable pilots and EAA Chapter 65 volunteers are present to guide and answer any questions that young aviators may have, encouraging their curiosity and enthusiasm.
Eligibility and Participation: Any young person between the ages of 8 and 17 is eligible to participate in the EAA Young Eagles Program. Parents or guardians are required to provide consent for their child to take part in the program. The Young Eagles flights are typically scheduled on specific dates and interested participants can register through our website or contact EAA Chapter 65 for more information.
Who are the Pilots?: The pilots participating in the Young Eagles program are local members of EAA who are volunteering their time and aircraft to make your child’s flight possible. Each pilot is certificated by the Transport Canada and all aircraft are likewise inspected and approved operationally safe. Additionally, each pilot is required to complete EAA’s Youth Protection Training and background check program. The flights are conducted according to regulations. No aerobatic maneuvers are performed.
Contact Us: If you have any questions, would like to participate in the Young Eagles Program, or are interested in supporting EAA Chapter 65, please feel free to contact us at info@EAA65.org. We are here to assist and provide you with the necessary information to become part of this incredible aviation community.
Join us at EAA Chapter 65 and be part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, where dreams take flight!