Young Eagles Photo Galleries

*In addition to the galleries of photos of pilots, planes, and young eagles, the "Young Eagles Artwork" page is a very special treat: the Chapter recently received a large packet of thank-you notes from the Phillipsburg school students who participated in the Young Eagles program, and we decided to share them with you here. Some of the notes had been folded into paper airplanes!

Young Eagles Program

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly like the eagles? It wasn't too long ago that people could only dream of soaring in the sky, but now its a reality. EAA wants to give all children between the ages of 8 and 17 an opportunity to experience this thrill of flight with a qualified pilot, and best of all, it's donated, free of charge.

By experiencing a young eagle flight, you will be joining one of over 800,000 who have already become young eagles. The goal of EAA was 1,000,000 Young Eagle flights by the 100th anniversary of powered flight in 2003 and it was achieved! So, if you're ready to share the skies with the likes of the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart and Neil Armstrong, then come on board, buckle up and let your spirits soar with the Young Eagles! To date, since 1992, over 1.8 million rides have been given under this program!

The first step

Contact EAA Chapter 517's Young Eagle coordinator:

Ray Aten - Young Eagle Coordinator

Second Step

Feel free to view the Young Eagles registration form which also contains other useful information about aviation and the Young Eagles program.

youngeaglesreg_form.pdf - 1.6MB

As long as you're between the ages of 8 and 17, you can be an EAA Young Eagle just like that! Not only will you fly for free, you'll also receive an official Young Eagle certificate and your name will be entered in the World's Largest Logbook! So, what are you waiting for?