Young Eagles

Become a Young Eagle

The next Young Eagles Rally is on August 20, 2002  

from 10 am to 2 pm at Jefferson County Airport, Port Townsend


On July 16 EAA Chapter 430 held a Young Eagle Rally at Sequim Valley Airport. We would be flying our 4,000 Young Eagle after 20 years of providing free flights to kids aged 8-17. Our special YE (#4,000) was Paige Biss, a 13-year-old Civil Air Patrol cadet from Port Angeles. Her pilot was EAA member, Gordon Tubesing, also a UFO (United Flying Octogenarians).


According to her mother, April Biss, she has wanted to fly since she was three years old. “It started with butterfly wings that quickly advanced. You could always find her climbing up as high as she could in a tree just to get an idea of what it was like to be a bird. She built a 10-foot- wide glider at the age of nine. When asked how she was going to test her glider, she matter-of-factly said, “I am going to jump off the roof!” Naturally, I put an end to that thought and found her a long hill to run and test her lift. When it failed, she didn’t let go of her dreams to fly. She listens for the stunt planes that fly around our home in Port Angeles and searches the sky until she spots them. Her future aim is to fly helicopters for the Coast Guard as her grandfather did. She loves Search and Rescue and helping people while doing her job is her primary objective. She is excited to be a part of an organization (CAP) that has goals and aspirations that line up with her own.



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.

You may pre-register for events once they are posted and open for registration.  To see events coming up and to pre-register, please go to   Then come to the event and we will have your registration form waiting for your parent to sign.

 Your parent or legal guardian must sign the form.




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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CHAPTER 430 of the EXPERIMENTAL AIRCRAFT ASSOCIATION  is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt Non-Profit organization. EIN 26-4547345