The EAA Young Eagles program welcomes young people into the exciting world of aviation. Young Eagles was launched in 1992 to give interest to young people ages 8 to 17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation aircraft. The flights are offered free of charge through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. More than 1.9 million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight through this program.
Chapter 818 sustains the program locally through our Young Eagles Coordinator, Doug Seward, he may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to youngeaglesday.org for complete details.
WHERE AND WHEN:
Skagit Regional Airport, Saturday, June 29th, from 10:00am – 1:00pm. It will be held at the same location as last year – Cascade Aviation. The Cascade hangar is just west of the brick terminal building/Port of Skagit offices. To Register: This year we’re offering on-line sign ups at youngeaglesday.org. On this site you’ll see our event listed (as well as others in the area) and the blue tab REGISTER FOR EVENT, which will take you to the sign up page.
Young Eagles New Honorary Chairman, SEAN TUCKER
August 1, 2013 – Sean D. Tucker has many titles to his name. He’s the U.S. National Advanced Aerobatic Champion, winner of numerous showmanship awards, named one of 25 Living Legends of Aviation by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, and an honorary Thunderbird, Blue Angel, and Golden Knight – to name a few.
But as of Thursday’s Gathering of Eagles, Tucker is also the new Young Eagles honorary chairman.
Tucker will be the spokesman and help guide the agenda for the program that hopes to get youth hooked on flight by offering free flights with EAA volunteer pilots. “It’s my second full-time job,” says Tucker, whose aerobatic acts have wowed EAA AirVenture Oshkosh visitors for decades. “That’s how committed I am to this legacy.” Tucker says EAA’s mentorship helped him gain success as an air show performer. “That’s why I made this commitment to spread the word about aviation and make this program more successful.”
EAGLE FLIGHTS for ADULTS
This program is very similar to the Young Eagles Event, except the age requirement is for adults 18 years and older. For further information, please contact Doug Seward at the above number.