CHAPTER 64 HAS FLOWN 3,398 YOUNG EAGLES, SO FAR.
(Click here to see who has flown them.)
PILOTS & GROUND VOLUNTEERS: VISIT OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE HERE
POTENTIAL YOUNG EAGLES, PARENTS AND GROUP LEADERS: Our mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience - free of charge - in a general aviation aircraft for young people (primarily between the ages of 8 and 17; written parental permission is required). If you have someone in that age group who would benefit from a flight experience, visit http://www.youngeagles.org/parents/ for more information. Download the Young Eagles Registration Form (in .pdf format) here, print it as a double-sided single-sheet document, fill it out, and contact Bob McDaniel via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 618-530-0805 for future flight opportunities.
If you're over 17, we have a program for you, too. See http://www.eaa.org/eagleflights/ for program information and use the contact information above to arrange a flight.
Photos courtesy of Mark Nankivil
Over 300 Scouts became Young Eagles on Oct. 8, 2011.
Over 200 others flew simulators, built rockets, and talked with Gene Kranz and other aerospace legends.
(The following photos courtesy of Mark Nankivil)
Kranz tells guests in the "Heroes Tent" Failure is not an option!
(The following photos courtesy of Todd Drenkhahn)
Rod Hightower checks on a lucky Young Eagle ready to fly in his T-6 Texan.
The fleet prepares for the first flights of the day.
Pilot Bob McDaniel with Young Eagle Jack Nankivil. The smile at the end of the flight is the price of the ticket.
Jack with our Chapter President, Rick Rehg, who was providing ground escort and safety duties.