Young Eagles pilot tops 3,150 flights

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. […]

60,000 Young Eagles in virtual pilot school

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 […]

Picture of the Day: All in a row

Thomas Letts submitted the following photo and note: “This was a Young Eagles event where everyone just parked. It is amazing to see that all the planes lined up in perfect order and all the propellers are exactly the same as well.” The event was sponsored by EAA Chapter 301 and held at Front Range Airport (KFTG) […]

Video: Young Eagles take flight

A new video chronicles the latest Young Eagles event sponsored by EAA Chapter 1246 in McKinney, Texas. According to Smitty Smith, the force behind FunPlacesToFly.com, 18 Young Eagles went on Discovery Flights with six pilots from the chapter. “Fun was had by all,” he adds. A new video chronicles the latest Young Eagles event sponsored […]