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. They will experience a safe and enjoyable flight that will give new perspectives on the world and life in general. Participation in the Young Eagle's Program will help them understand that an individual's potential is unlimited.
EAA's Young Eagles program is designed to give the next generation of aviation enthusiasts the chance to ride the skies. The Young Eagle program has been a tremendous success flying over ONE MILLION youngsters worldwide. Youth get quality, one-on-one time with EAA pilots. The hope is that the experience will spark a young person's curiosity to learn more. Each Young Eagle participant receives a certificate and is entered into the "World's Largest Logbook," maintained by the EAA Air Adventure Museum. Contact EAA or a participating Young Eagle Flight Leader to find out how to become a Young Eagle.
EAA Chapter 119 has safely flown over 4900 kids since we started holding Young Eagle Rallies in 1992. The program consists of an explanation of how airplanes fly and a flight of approximately 20 minutes around the Watsonville - Santa Cruz area. After the flight, each child receives a certificate commemorating the experience. Parents / Guardians are required to sign a registration form.
Additionally, Chapter 119 provides a scholarship for a child 14 - 15 to go to Oshkosh Wisconsin every summer to the EAA Air Academy. See our scholarship letter at: http://www.eaa119.org/AirAcademySholarship
Young Eagles Frequently Asked Questions
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For more information, contact:
Young Eagles Coordinator
EAA Chapter 119, Watsonville
In 2013, the Young Eagles Flight Rallies will be held on the first Saturday of every month between May and November, with the events being held on the following days:
Saturday, May 4th
Saturday, June 1st
Saturday, July 6th
Saturday, August 3rd
Saturday, September 7th
Saturday, October 5th
Saturday, November 2nd
The program is open to kids 8-17. Participants will get a free, 20-minute flight along with a commemorative photo and certificate.
The rallies are held at the Watsonville Aviation Education Center (WAEC), sign-up is between 10:00am and 12:30pm on the day of the rally at the airport, we do not have pre-registration. Weather permitting flying is from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Participants should expect to spend 1-2 hours at the airport during the event. See us on Facebook below and on Twitter status is provided by searching for #EAA119.
Watsonville Aviation Education Center
60 Aviation Way
Watsonville, CA 95076