Open to the public, area young people ages 8-17 are offered a chance to take to the skies with volunteer pilots of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Albuquerque Chapter 179 hosts Young Eagles Flight rallies throughout the year at Double Eagle II Airport and supports similar events at other area airports. (More details below.)
Albuquerque Chapter 179
2020 Schedule • 8:30–11:30 AM • Watch our Facebook page for last minute information.
February 1, 2020 — Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, NM
May 9, 2020 — Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, NM
September 12, 2020 — Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, NM
November 7, 2020 — Double Eagle II Airport (KAEG), Albuquerque, NM
NEW! Avoid the wait! Registration is now online for EAA 179 Young Eagles rallies.
- Go to youngeaglesday.org to register. Registration period begins approximately 3 weeks prior to the day of the event. If a time slot is filled, select another. (Please note: your choice of time slot will not be included in future reminders.)
- Those who pre-registered will have first priority. Walk-ins will be first come-first served, fitted into the schedule when openings arise.
- Preference will be given to first-time and second-time flyers.
- The event and flights are subject to weather and pilot availability. Should conditions prevent flights on the scheduled date, the rally will be postponed to the following Saturday.
Other New Mexico Chapters
Los Lunas Chapter 530
2020 Schedule • Events hosted by Los Lunas Chapter 530, supported by EAA 179 volunteers:
Dates TBD – Mid Valley Airpark (E98), Los Lunas, NM
Green Chile Chapter 691
2020 Schedule • Events hosted by Los Alamos/Santa Fe Chapter 691. Register online.
Dates TBD – Los Alamos Airport (KLAM), Los Alamos, NM
Dates TBD – Reserve Airport (T16), Reserve, NM
Las Cruces Chapter 555
2020 Schedule • Events hosted by Las Cruces Chapter 555.
Feb 29, 2020 – Lordsburg Airport (KLSB), Lordsburg, NM
Signed parental permission is required, forms will be available at the event. See INFORMATION FOR PARENTS on this national program, supported by the Experimental Aviation Association (EAA).
The EAA Young Eagles Program was created to interest young people in aviation. Since the program launched 25 years ago (1992), volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people. Actor and pilot, Harrison Ford, flew the 2 millionth Young Eagle in Oshkosh, WI in July 2016. EAA 179 volunteer also participate with neighboring chapters which sponsor rallies at Belen, Los Alamos, Los Lunas, Santa Fe, and Taos.
“Free airplane rides are a starter to learn more about aviation,” says Barry Kromer, EAA 179 Young Eagles Coordinator. “I love to see those big smiles as they get out of the airplane.”
Following the flight, each participant receives a certificate making them an official Young Eagle with access to further learning opportunities. Their name is subsequently entered into the “World’s Largest Logbook,” which is online at www.youngeagles.org.
QUESTIONS? Contact Barry Kromer by email at youngeagles (at) eaa179.org for local program information.