Young Eagle milestone reached
April 1, 2018
EAA announced more than two million children between eight and 17 years old have been introduced to airplanes and aviation through the Young Eagles program which provides free rides by volunteer pilots. The Young Eagles program was founded in 1922.
More than 50,000 students enrolled in Sporty's Learn to Fly Course, a free online instruction for ground school and flight training. Sporty's partners with EAA to provide this service.
EAA Chapter 237 based at Anoka County Blaine Airport, is highly active in the Young Eagle's Program with a wide variety of members volunteering time, not only to pilot aircraft, but to give children a basic understanding of flight prior to taking to the air. They also disseminate information to students interested in enrolling in Sporty's Learn to Fly Course.