What is it all about?
The Young Eagles program is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. It is designed to expose young people to aviation by providing FREE rides in private aircraft flown by experienced EAA member pilots. Since it's inception in 1992, over 1.9 MILLION children have been given rides! World renowned Champion Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker has been the Young Eagles Chairman since 2013. He is the fifth chair of Young Eagles, following behind the late Cliff Robertson, Gen. Chuck Yeager, Harrison Ford and co-chairmen Sully Sullenberger & Jeff Skiles.
Who can fly?
Flights are open to children from ages 8 to 17. Our goal is to introduce the children to aviation and all that it has to offer. As they grow many Young Eagles report their first flight in a small plane as being a significant experience in their lives and for some even a turning point. We work with:
- Youth Organizations
What to do?
If you would like to participate in one of our Young Eagles Rallies, please send an email to our Young Eagles coordinator Parents must fill out and complete a registration/release form available the day of the flight. More information for parents can be found here.
Where to go?
The Hayward Executive Airport.
20301 Skywest Drive, Hayward, CA 94541
- Take Interstate Highway 880 (the Nimitz Freeway) to the "A" Street exit
- Go West on “A” Street until you reach Hesperian Blvd. (about half a mile)
- Cross over Hesperian Blvd (Target will be on your right)
- Make a left at the light onto SkyWest Drive.
- When Home Depot is on your left, turn right.
- We will be in the Administration Building next to the Control Tower.
When to be there?
- January 26 (2019)
- February 23 (2019)
- March 23 (2019)
- April 27 (2019)
- May 18 (2019) [Note - 3rd Sat]
- June 22 (2019)
- July 27 (2019)
- August 24 (2019)
- October 26 (2019)
- December 7 (2019) [Note - 1st Sat]
Don't forget to bring your camera!
How much does it cost?
That is the BEST part of all. It does not cost you a thing. The volunteers and the pilots donate their time and fuel for the airplanes. All you have to do is show up and we will do the rest. Now how can you pass up a deal like that?
We will see you at the next Rally!