Young Eagles

Become a Young Eagle

Get ready to have the experience of your lifetime. We’ll show you how to become a Young Eagle and taste the freedom of flight that most people only dream about.

First, read about what to expect on your first flight. Next, find a flight and locate your nearest Young Eagles coordinator. That person will help you get in contact with a Young Eagles pilot, who’ll schedule your flight.

Registration Form to fill out and bring with you. Your parent must sign the formClick here


Your Young Eagles® flight will last approximately 20 minutes.

Here’s how your flight will go:

  1. On the ground
    Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.
  2. Just before takeoff
    Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.
  3. In the air
    The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!
  4. Back on the ground
    There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and his or her particular airplane.

You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

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2017 End of Season Report

We hosted four YE Rallies during 2017… Had good weather each time. Numbers as follows:

May 20 . . .  57 kids at W28
June 17 . . . 54 kids at KCLM
Aug 12 . . .  76 kids at W28
Sep 16 . . .  41 kids at W28

Grand total of 228 rides, plus a few accompanying adults.

Our volunteer pilots for 2017

Name                                                          2017 :YE flown                        Total YE’s

Dan Ramberg 61 70
James Rosenburgh 43 128
John David Crow 13 75
Gordon Tubesing 21 50
Roger Runion 12 12
Barry Halsted 11 24
David Miller 11 36
David Stallnecht 9 26
Ruth Rosenburgh 9 28
James Bettcher 6 11
Paul Kuntz 8 27
John Meyers 6 53
Emily Westcott 5 49
Dan Masys 4 74
Dennis Toepke 3 89
Ray Ballantyne 1 25

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