EAA Flight Plan Helps Fulfill Dream of Flight
In August 2006, an 11-year-old Jarin Leake of Keenesburg, Colorado, had his first airplane flight on an American Airlines MD-80 from Denver to Chicago. "That was my first exposure to aviation," he recalled. "Right then and there I knew I wanted to be a pilot."
He held onto that dream through middle and high school until 2012 when Jarin decided to look into aviation scholarship opportunities. He soon came across the EAA Young Eagles program with its popular EAA Flight Plan and flight training scholarships. He learned that going on a Young Eagles flight would make him eligible for numerous benefits associated with the EAA Flight Plan, including a free first flight lesson, free access to the online Sporty's Learn to Fly Course to help him pass the FAA written exam, and the ability to apply for flight training scholarships.