PILOTS & GROUND VOLUNTEERS: VISIT OUR VOLUNTEER PAGE HERE
POTENTIAL YOUNG EAGLES, PARENTS AND GROUP LEADERS
Our mission is to provide a meaningful flight experience - free of charge - in a general aviation aircraft for young people (primarily between the ages of 8 and 17; written parental permission is required). If you have someone in that age group who would benefit from a flight experience, visit http://www.youngeagles.org/parents/ for more information.
Please see our "Meetings & Events" page for future flight opportunities. You may also contact Bob McDaniel via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 618-530-0805.
If you're over 17, we have a program for you, too. See http://www.eaa.org/eagleflights/ for program information and use the contact information above to arrange a flight.
Registration is set up and ready to go
Photos courtesy of Mark Nankivil
Over 300 Scouts became Young Eagles on Oct. 8, 2011.
Over 200 others flew simulators, built rockets, and talked with Gene Kranz and other aerospace legends.
(The following photos courtesy of Mark Nankivil)
Gene Kranz tells guests in the "Heroes Tent" Failure is not an option!
(The following photos courtesy of Todd Drenkhahn)
EAA President Rod Hightower checks on a lucky Young Eagle ready to fly in his T-6 Texan.
Pilot Bob McDaniel with Young Eagle Jack Nankivil. The smile at the end of the flight is the price of the ticket.
Jack with our former Chapter President, Rick Rehg, who was providing ground escort and safety duties.