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Frequently Asked Questions - Dispatch
Where do we go after we Register?
Please stay in the area between the registration table and the fence by the aircraft. Please do not stand around the dispatch or registration tables as this creates confusion and tends to slow things down.
How do I know when my child should return to the dispatch table?
Our dispatchers will call your childs name when it is time for his/her flight.
How long does it take from registration to flight?
Unfortunately this varies significantly based on the number of pilots and planes available, air traffic control operations, the number of Young Eagles who register, the weather as well as other factors.
Are the flights handled on a first come first served basis?
Yes, but since our pilots fly 2, 3, 4 and 5 seat aircraft and our dispatchers try to optimize the flights this may result in pushing some who registerd later ahead of others who registered earlier.
Once registered is my child guaranteed to fly?
While we do our best to fly everyone who registers, safety is our first concern. Factors such as the number of pilots and planes available, air traffic control operations, the number of Young Eagles who register and the weather may prohibit us from flying everyone who registers.
Milestones in Flight
On June 25, 2014 EAA Chapter 579 reached a major milestone when it reached the 16,000th Young Eagle flown by the chapter. The chapter has taught students about general aviation for 24 years, including the 22 years since the start of the Young Eagles program. Chapter 579 has also flown more Young Eagles than any other EAA chapter.