EAA Eagle FlightsTM Leaders help facilitate and promote one-on-one Eagle Flights within the EAA chapter network. Eagle Flights Leaders are a vital link between the chapter mentor pilot, the participant, and the Eagle Flights office in Oshkosh.
Serve as liaison between EAA chapter members, EAA members-at-large, and adults who are interested in learning to fly.
Provide input to chapter and the Eagle Flights office regarding direction for continued program growth.
Maintain a list of chapter members available to conduct Eagle Flights according to established guidelines.
Ensure you and mentor pilots are familiar with the Mentor Pilot Handbook and the Your Guide to the Aviation Experience takeaway piece including the Eagle Flights logbook and registration form. Ensure forms are completed prior to the flights and the forms are returned to the Eagle Flights office by pilot or flight leaders as soon after the flight as possible.
Encourage chapter members to order Eagle Flights materials and register as mentor pilots at EAA.org/EagleFlights.
Promote the positive attributes of general aviation to participants, civic and social groups, and the local media. EAA may provide your name and number to interested adults in your area.
Eagle Flights Leaders contact information will be listed on the EAA Eagle Flights webpage.
EAA member in good standing
Airman’s certificate or a comprehensive understanding of aerodynamics and regulations
Ability to communicate well, both verbally and written
High energy level with ability to spark enthusiasm in others
Arrange Eagle Flights, either personally or with a chapter mentor pilot, for any adults expressing a desire to participate in the Eagle Flights program.
Communicate with the Eagle Flights office by providing constructive criticism and suggestions to improve the program.