Watsonville Young Eagles

2023 - 2024 Schedule


November 4th

December 2nd


January 6th

February 3rd

March 2nd

April 6th

May 4th

The direct rally registration links are below and become active on August 7th, 2023.

Check for other opportunities at youngeaglesday.org

Please note that each rally is always 

weather, pilot, and airport operations permitting.

 Every attempt is made to notify registered participants of cancellations.  

EAA119's primary concern is the safety of your kids.

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 nearly TWO 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 7000 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.

The rallies are held at the Watsonville Aviation Education Center (WAEC), sign-up is between 9:00am and 12:00pm on the day of the rally at the airport on first come basis, we do have pre-registration at www.youngeaglesday.org. Flying is from 10:00am to 2:00pm, weather permitting. Participants must be between the ages of 8-17 and should expect to spend 1-2 hours at the airport during the event.  See us on Facebook for links and info to rallies.

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

Email List eaa119-young-eagles@googlegroups.com (Only the EAA119 Young Eagles coordinator can write to this list, replies go to the coordinator only and email addresses are not visible.  This list will give reminders of upcoming rallies, status of rallies, cancellations, and news relevant to Watsonville Young Eagles.)

Aviation Scholarship Information

LeRoy Homer Foundation 

Pajaro Valley Aviation Academy

EAA Aviation Scholarships

AOPA Flight Training Financing

Young Eagles/Eagles Coordinator

 Tom Hail

Email: fly44d@gmail.com

Phone: 831.531.8440