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Young Eagles

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About the Young Eagles Program

The Young Eagles program was started as a way to introduce young people to the fun and convenience of personal aviation. Unfortunately today, most young people don’t  get the opportunity to just  hang around airports the way a lot of  kids did a generation ago. As with many things, airports have consolidated over the last 30 years. There used to be many thousands of small grass field airstrips around the country with maybe a dozen airplanes based at each one. It was a very informal atmosphere. Now there are fewer small airports, but the remaining ones have many more operations and many more aircraft based at them. Most of the current small airports are paved and have operations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. They also have instrument approaches so airplanes can land when the visibility is very low. And they have become somewhat formal transportation facilities, similar to the big airports where the big jets fly; except the small airports are for small aircraft.

So the Young Eagles program was started in 1992 by the Experimental Aircraft Association. It was started so kids between the ages of 8 and 17 could have the opportunity to experience what it's  like to fly in a small personal airplane. Since that time more then 1,000,000  Young Eagles have received an airplane ride.

The Quakertown Pilots Association would like to invite all kids, and their parents, to contact the Young Eagles coordinator to schedule a Young Eagle flight at Quakertown Airport. Again, this program is for young people between the ages of 8 and 17 and it is completely free of charge. The pilots donate their time and aircraft. Currently Young Eagle flights are scheduled once every month at Quakertown Airport.

If you would like further information, please contact the current Young Eagles flight coordinator, John Mininger.YoungEagles@QuakertownPilots.org And feel free to visit the official Young Eagles web site at: www.YoungEagles.org   Visit our Young Eagles FAQ Page. Here

It's easy to schedual a flight - Contact our Young Eagles Flight Coordinator

EAA Young Eagles Promo Video

Young Eagles Events for 2015

Jan. 10

Feb. 14

March 14

April 11

May 9

June 13

July 11

Aug. 8

Sept. 12

Oct. 10

Nov. 14

Dec. 12

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Photo By Lizz Devine of Devine Images By Lizz.com