EAA 179 Young Eagles Flights

2017 dates  •  8:30 – 11:30 AM   •  Weather dependent, watch our Facebook page for last minute updates

February 11, 2017 — Double Eagle II Airport
May 6, 2017 — Double Eagle II Airport
June 10, 2016 — Double Eagle II Airport  (for students of Double Eagle Aviation Adventure)
September 9, 2017 — Double Eagle II Airport
November 4, 2017 — Double Eagle II Airport 

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.

Signed parental permission is required, forms available at onsite registration. Flights provided on first come, first served basis, weather permitting.  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 in 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 Todd Blue, 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.

View our Calendar to See All Our Upcoming Young Eagles Events

Contact Todd Blue at tblue@ix.netcom.com for local program information.

Check EAA179’s Facebook page for last minute (weather) updates.    Read More About EAA’s National Program