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Young Eagles 25th Anniversary
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Young Eagles


Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or simply curious how an airplane works or dream of becoming a pilot? If you’re nodding your head “yes” to any of these questions and are between the ages of 8 and 17, you’re ready to take a free Young Eagles flight and get a first-hand experience of what pilots do on the ground and in the air.


Since 1992, over two-million Young Eagles have enjoyed a flight from EAA’s network of volunteer pilots. For many, it was the start of their journey to becoming a pilot, aircraft mechanic, air traffic controller, or many other career possibilities.


2022 Events


Vintage Chapter 16 hosts Young Eagles events on the Second Saturday of the month. Event check-in begins at 8:00 a.m. running until 11:00 a.m. with flights commencing shortly after 8:00 a.m.

Click on the date below to register!

May 14th

June 11th

July 9th

August 13th

September 10th


Please Note: All Dates and Times are Subject to Weather

In case of poor weather (rain, high winds, very low clouds, or temperatures below 40 degrees Fahrenheit), the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. Be watching here or our Facebook page for event information.



Are you interested in volunteering as a Young Eagles pilot or ground support personnel?

Please visit our event coordination site to register:





Experimental Aircraft Association


The Young Eagles program is coordinated and sponsored by EAA.

For more information, visit EAA's Young Eagles page on their website.


All dates and times subject to weather

In case of poor weather (rain, high winds, or very low clouds), the event will be rescheduled for the following Saturday. Be watching here or our Facebook page for event information.


Already flown with Young Eagles?

You might be asking yourself "What now?" This is an excellent question with limitless answers! If you are interested in flying as a Young Eagle again, we ask that you bring along a friend who has never participated in the Young Eagles program.

After a Young Eagles flight, what's next? Attend an EAA Air Academy Camp! Young Eagles ages 12-18 can attend EAA's Air Academy, a series of weeklong camps designed to introduce young people to the aviation world. Click here for details. Students may also be able to receive an Air Academy scholarship from VAA16 to attend one of these camps — contact us at for more information.

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