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    2014 Schedule

       May 18

       June 22

      August 24

      September 28

      October 26


Rides are given from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (Weather Permitting) for children aged 8 through 17.

Young Eagles is a program offered by the EAA to introduce young people to general aviation.  What better way to discover the joys of flying than to actually go for a free ride in a plane!!

Since 1992, more than 1.5 million kids have been flown by nearly 40,000 volunteer pilots.  Chapter 579's pilots, supported by our ground staff, have flown more than 15,000 young people from the Aurora Airport.  And we want to fly more.  So come on out.  Remember, it's FREE!!

What will your flight be like?  First of all, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane; completing a careful "walk around" preflight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane.

Once you are ready to go flying, your pilot will help you buckle your seat belt and describe the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel. Pretty soon, it will be time to go flying!

Once in the air, you’ll experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. If you are like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life, and want to do it again.

Our Young Eagle flights usually last between 15 and 20 minutes. Once back on the ground, there will be additional time for you to ask questions about the flight.  You will be given a photo of you and your pilot by the airplane, and you’ll also receive an official Young Eagles certificate, which is signed, by your personal pilot and our Chairmen, Captains Sully Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles.


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