On Saturday morning, Oct. 22, 2016, 29 young people from the greater Leesburg, Florida, area took to the sky through the EAA Young Eagles program at the Leesburg International Airport (KLEE). [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — What started in 1992 as a program to introduce kids to flight has evolved 25 years later into an movement powered by the world’s largest volunteer air force.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, a milestone year that began with the flight of the 2 millionth Young Eagle by former Young Eagles Chairman and actor Harrison Ford at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH – Phillips 66 Aviation reports that this year’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles Leadership Award winner is John Mininger, an active member of the Quakertown Pilots Association, EAA, and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. To date, he’s flown more than 750 children as part of the EAA Young Eagles program. [Read more…]
In 2016, the Young Eagles program will fly its 2 millionth young person since its founding in 1992, a spark that will lead the program into its 25th anniversary in 2017. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH, Wis. – Phillips 66 Aviation revealed that this year’s Leadership Award winner is Fred Stadler, a year-round volunteer for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA). Stadler reached an unprecedented milestone in July when he flew his 6,000th Young Eagle, setting the record for the most volunteer flights by any pilot participant in the program. [Read more…]
On opening day of AirVenture, ICON Aircraft CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins handed the keys of the first customer A5 to EAA Young Eagles Chairman and aerobatic pilot Sean Tucker, who accepted the aircraft on behalf of the organization, alongside EAA Chairman Jack Pelton.
The aircraft, Aircraft Serial Number 001 (ASN-001), will participate in Young Eagles flights that allow children to experience aviation, often for the first time. [Read more…]
A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application. [Read more…]