Our Chapter actively participates in EAA's Young Eagles program which offers free airplane rides to kids from age 8 to 17. We have two rallies per year and informal Young Eagle flights year-round. We made it well past our goal of flying 1,000 kids before December 2003 and we continue with an on-going goal of flying at least 100 kids each year. To date we've flown over 2100 youngsters!
The future of aviation rests with our youth, and the Young Eagles program has the goal of getting young folks interested in aviation, math, and science. We're doing our best to get the message out to local youth that FLYING IS FUN.
Our next Young Eagles Rally will be on
June 4, 2017 from 9am to 3pm.
For more information Contact Brian Rechtiene, the Chapter 27 Young Eagle Coordinator.