EAA Chapter 101 Young Eagles

EAA members understand that the imagination of a child is boundless. That is why more than 915,000 young people have taken advantage EAA's Young Eagles Program and opened their eyes to infinite possibilities through flight. By the end of the year 2003, the centennial of the Wright brothers' first flight and the 50th anniversary of EAA, one million children will receive a motivational airplane flight and experience a "cockpit laboratory" like none they have imagined.

The enthusiasm that comes from flight is shared at no cost with these young people by more than 22,000 dedicated volunteer pilots and thousands of ground support volunteers. Most participants are EAA members who generously volunteer flight time, skills and knowledge to make each journey an individualized experience. Young Eagles flights have benefited inner-city youth, physically-challenged students, and boys and girls of every race, color and creed.

Well over three thousand Young Eagles have been flown by 101 pilots (see our Eagle - O - Meter). Rallies are held with free airplane rides for young people age 8 - 17 on the first Sunday of each month - April thru December at Schaumburg Regional Airport.