Our Young Eagles Coordinator volunteer is Bob Cassell. If you have any questions about the program, you can contact him by email at YoungEagles@eaa1114.org.
Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation. If you have a child that is interested in aviation and a free airplane ride, fill out a YE Interest Response and we'll put you on the list and let you know when we have an upcoming rally or feel free to contact Bob directly (see above).
EAA Chapter 1114 was recently honored by the national EAA leadership as one of the top 25 Chapters for Young Eagles flights. We've been flying kids for 21 years and, with over 16,200 kids flown, we are ranked the number two chapter in the world!
For parents, many of your questions can be answered by reading through this information for parents.
If you would like to volunteer and get involved with this very worthwhile activity, it takes a number of pilot and non-pilot people to staff a rally. There is a lot of information on the national EAA site. Click here to take a look. The events listing on the national website will show Young Eagles events across all North America.
For our Young Eagle volunteers and pilots, remember that you do not have to be part of an organized rally to fly Young Eagles. You can get the necessary participant forms, logbooks and certificates from Bob or directly from eaa.org online. So if you find a young person that wants to go, take them up. Give the paperwork to Bob or you can mail it in yourself.
We will sponsor three rallies in 2018. The dates and locations are:
Rallies will run from 9am-2pm, weather permitting.
We'll post the locations of our June and September rallies shortly, so please check back soon. There is no limit on the number of rallies in which a youth may participate.