October 24, 2013 - In just three short years, more than 25,000 Young Eagles have signed up to be EAA student members.
This free membership is available to all Young Eagles as part of the Young Eagles Flight Plan. After a Young Eagles flight (Step 1) each youth receives a logbook with an access code to sign up for the membership (Step 2).
In addition to the EAA membership, the logbook provides access to the free Sporty's Learn to Fly Course (Step 3). To date, more than 22,000 Young Eagles have signed up for the course. The EAA membership is free until age 19 and includes an online version of Sport Aviation magazine, e-newsletters, members-only website, free admission to more than 300 science and technology museums, discounts, and more.
Also included is a free Academy of Model Aeronautics youth membership, and more than 14,000 students have taken advantage of that opportunity.
"The Young Eagles program is more than just experiencing the magic of flight; it's about encouraging young people to consider the all possibilities that aviation has to offer," said Brian O'Lena, EAA manager of Young Eagles and youth pathways. "This membership is just one more way EAA is able to engage young people in aviation."
EAA's Young Eagles program has provided flights for more than 1.8 million youths ages 8-17. For more information about the Young Eagles Flight Plan visit the Young Eagles website.