Bay Area Young Eagles program: Free for Teens.
Want to get your 8-17-year-olds away from the remote or video game? Sign them up for the Young Eagles program and let them take to the sky and man the joystick for free. The Young Eagles program, sponsored by the US Experimental Aircraft Association (EEA), invites youths interested in aviation to fly free on board a registered airplane flown by a licensed pilot.
Endorsed by honorary chairman Harrison Ford, the Young Eagles Program reached a milestone when it flew one million children by the year 2003 – the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brother’s flight at Kitty Hawk and the dawn of aviation’s second century. The program has been so successful that it has been extended indefinitely. After the flight, your child’s name will be entered into the world’s largest logbook, preserved in time next to other aviation greats like the Wright Brothers and Charles Lindbergh.
WHAT: Young Eagles 8 to 17-year-olds fly free above the San Francisco Bay Area with a licensed pilot.
WHEN: Various locations and dates. Every 3rd Saturday of the month at San Carlos Airport, from 10am to 1pm, with EAA Chapter 20. Or go to youngeagles.org for other Young Eagles dates and locations.
WHERE: San Carlos Airport, San Carlos, CA, and other Young Eagles dates and locations. Go to eaa.org for more info.