EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Young Eagles program, which has provided more than 2.1 million free flight experiences to kids, has hit another milestone: 60,000 of those Young Eagles have enrolled in Sporty’s Learn to Fly course, offered free to the kids. The Sporty’s Learn to Fly course […]
The new pilot mentor "connects easily with the kids and helps us turn their interest into a passion."
Jim Hughes submitted this photo and note: “It was early on the day of our EAA Chapter 1541 Young Eagles Rally at Lincoln Regional Airport (KLHM) in California, and this photo op was too good to pass up. Besides the two gyroplanes and the Citabria, we had a couple of Cessnas, Pipers, Beechcraft, an RV-6, […]
Scholarships, Young Eagles and Aviation Explorers are benefactors of the Sporty's Foundation.
Young Eagles flights have been conducted in aircraft ranging from hot air balloons to corporate jets.
Just when it looked like the event would be canceled, Hans-Gunter Vosseler saved the day with his turbine-powered Eurocopter.
The money will be used to support volunteer field expenses.
Bob Epting of Chapel Hill, N.C., has flown Young Eagles for a quarter of a century — almost since the inception of the program in 1992. He’s flown 3,150 Young Eagles flights, which ranks him No. 4 out of 55,000 volunteer pilots worldwide. Many of the children he’s flown are burn victims from local hospitals. […]
A recent Young Eagles rally helped Boy Scouts earn a new badge.
The latest Young Eagles day at KLEE featured a helicopter, along with airplanes.