mission of the Young Eagles Program is to provide a meaningful flight
experience for 1 million young people (primarily between the ages
of 8 and 17) by the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers'
first powered flight and the 50th anniversary of EAA
in the year 2003.
Young Eagles Program hopes to achieve a number of objectives. They
Encouraging young people to become interested in flying;
Providing young people with an opportunity to gain new perspectives
on their community, their lives and the world which they live;
Raising awareness of aviation career posibilities or to engage in
the aerospace industry;
Helping young people understand the knowledge necessary to become
Responding to concerns that the nation's pool of pilots is growing
smaller because fewer new pilot starts and the number of pilots
who are growing older - a situation that could cause a shortage
of military and commercial pilots in the coming years.
reach 1 million young people:
EAA volunteer pilots identify young people who wish to participate
in the Young Eagles Program and provide them with a free demonstration
Young Eagle Flight Rallies are organized at local airports. During
these events, parents can bring their children to experience the
exhilaration of flight;
Members of EAA's Chapter network sponsor Young Eagle activities
(including flights) in their area;
Flight events organized by affiliated organizations are considered
on an individual basis.
Young Eagle participant receives an official Young Eagle Certificate,
signed by the pilot, following their flight experience. The name
of each participant is entered into the World's Largest Logbook,
which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in
Osh Kosh, Wisconsin; and on the World Wide Web at www.youngeagles.com.
Look for Young Eagles from Malaysia
at this site.