Young Eagles

The Young Eagles program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital to our nation's future. Through this program children are offered a safe and enjoyable flight that gives them new perspectives on the world and life in general. Participation in the Young Eagles program will help them understand that an individual's potential is unlimited.

What is EAA and the EAA Aviation Foundation?

The EAA is an international aviation membership association founded in 1953. More than 160,000 people belong to the EAA, with Chapters in all 50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people, even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes. The Young Eagles Program is sponsored by the EAA Aviation Foundation, a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and fulfillment of individual potential through personal flight.

For more information about the Young Eagles Program in general, visit the official web site at:

www.youngeagles.com

Andy Goldstein and Sean D. Tucker
Our Young Eagles coordinator with Sean Tucker, Young Eagles Program Chairman.

Chapter 196 Young Eagle Rallies

EAA Chapter 196 holds Young Eagle flights once a month. Flights take place at Minute Man Air Field at 302 Boxboro Road in Stow, Massachusetts. Rallies are normally held on the second Saturday of the month between 9 a.m. and noon. Pre-registration is not required. Directions to the airport can be found here.

Year 2014 Schedule:

  • April 12 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • May 10 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • July 19 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • August 9 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • September 13 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • October 11 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
  • November 8 - 9:00 a.m. to noon

For additional information send an email to our .

For last minute information, call our information phone line at 978-212-9196. Directions to the airport can be found here. Reservations are not necessary, but if you would like to bring a group, please contact our . so we can plan accordingly.

A Young Eagles airplane ride requires a parent or legal guardian's signature on an original EAA Young Eagles registration form. We always have plenty of registration forms available at the rally, but we cannot make forms available online for home printing. If you are bringing a group, or children without their parents, please contact our . at least a week in advance to have registration forms mailed to you.

Want to see what a Young Eagles Rally looks like? Then check out the photo galleries from our most recent rallies:

Rally Photo Galleries For 2014

Rally Photo Galleries For 2013

Rally Photo Galleries For 2012

Rally Photo Galleries For 2011

Rally Photo Galleries For 2010

Rally Photo Galleries For 2009

Rally Photo Galleries For 2008

Rally Photo Galleries For 2007

Rally Photo Galleries For 2006

Rally Photo Galleries For 2005

Rally Photo Galleries For 2004

Rally Photo Galleries For 2003

Rally Photo Galleries For 2002

Rally Photo Galleries For 2001

Rally Photo Galleries For 2000

Fiddlers Green Piper J3 Cub

Here's a fun project that kids can do before or after their Young Eagles flight. It's a free, downloadable Piper J3 Cub that can be printed out on your home computer and built. It's easy and fun to make, and it really flies! Click on the image at the right for more information.

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