Mission

The 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.

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Objectives

The Young Eagles Program hopes to achieve a number of objectives. They include :

a) Encouraging young people to become interested in flying;

b) Providing young people with an opportunity to gain new perspectives on their community, their lives and the world which they live;

c) Raising awareness of aviation career posibilities or to engage in the aerospace industry;

d) Helping young people understand the knowledge necessary to become a pilot;

e) 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.

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Action

To reach 1 million young people:

a) EAA volunteer pilots identify young people who wish to participate in the Young Eagles Program and provide them with a free demonstration ride;

b) Young Eagle Flight Rallies are organized at local airports. During these events, parents can bring their children to experience the exhilaration of flight;

c) Members of EAA's Chapter network sponsor Young Eagle activities (including flights) in their area;

d) Flight events organized by affiliated organizations are considered on an individual basis.

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Recognition

Each 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.

Young Eagles Certificate

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