Young Eagles

Get ready for the ride of a lifetime! The Experimental Aircraft Association's Young Eagles program offers FREE flights for kids aged 8-18. That's right, you heard it, free flights! Imagine soaring through the skies and experiencing the thrill of aviation firsthand. Not only is this an exciting adventure, but it's a chance to learn about the science and technology behind flight.

Contact our Young Eagles Coordinator at if you want to volunteer as a pilot or ground-crew or donate to our cause. 

Watch for registration to open  on the Young Eagles website at

Email our Young Eagles Coordinator at with questions

The weather is perfect for a Young Eagles Rally!
We Need Pilots & Ground Volunteers
If you've never volunteered at one of our Young Eagles Rally's you don't know what you're missing.  The smiles alone on these bright young individuals faces when they step out of the plan makes it all worth it. 

To volunteer as a pilot or on the ground, please contact our Young Eagles Coordinator, JoAnn McCorkle, at or give her a call at (682) 365-5937

Are Young Eagles Flights Safe?
Our Goal:  The goal of a Young Eagles flight is to give youth a safe and pleasant experience that will make them a fan of aviation and all the goodness it brings.  We'd love it even more if they elect to engage with the EAA and EAA 34 after their flight.  See our Chapter Events & Projects page for upcoming opportunities to further engage with our chapter.  You don't even have to be a member to attend.

Safety:  Safety is paramount when it comes to flying, especially when youth are involved.  Our chapter, EAA 34, has safely flown over 3,000 youth during our Young Eagles Rally's over the past 30 years.  We know what we're doing.  Below are some of the steps we take to make every Young Eagles flight as safe as possible.

As with all endeavors in life, there are inherent risks associated with flying in an airplane no matter how big or small.  We hope the information above helps you better understand how serious we take making each Young Eagles flight as safe as reasonably possible.

If you have any follow-up questions please Email our Young Eagles Coordinator at