EAA Chapter 579 in Aurora, Illinois, which has been one of the most active chapters over three decades of the Young Eagles program, reached a milestone on Sept. 23, 2023, when it surpassed 20,000 Young Eagles flown.
After 20 years of giving Young Eagles flights, Minnesota pilot Rusty Eichorn designed a T-shirt to give to his young passengers.
Five years ago, Rosie Rivera had her first flight in a general aviation plane as a Young Eagle. On Sept. 16, 2023, she was in the pilot’s seat when Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 534 held a Young Eagles rally at Leesburg International Airport (KLEE).
Stadler, who began flying young people as part of the program in 2000, reached the milestone on Aug. 26, 2023, with a flight at the EAA Aviation Museum’s Pioneer Airport.
During the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire’s recent PlaneFest! celebration at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (KMHT), 37 Young Eagles took flight, many for the first time.
What happens when a 15-year-old ballerina shows up in full costume at the Warbird area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023?
The award, given every year during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, recognizes “exceptional Young Eagles volunteers that have continually supported the future of aviation by exceeding expectations,” according to Phillips 66 Aviation officials.
Burt Spencer submitted this photo and note: “Zoe had an awesome time flying on her Young Eagles flight in my 1969 Cessna Cardinal 177A over Northern Illinois. I went on my Young Eagles flight in 1993. I got my certificate 10 years ago and have flown more than 400 kids in the Young Eagles program.”
Fred Burnet submitted this photo and note: “This was taken during one of our EAA Chapter 1606 Young Eagles rallies in the Monticello, Utah, area.”