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Young Eagles Updates from HQ

David Leiting, EAA Eagle Programs Manager, EAA Lifetime 579157


May, 2024 —  There is plenty going on with the Young Eagles program, especially as we transition from peak flying season in the south to peak flying season in the northern portion of the country.

The Young Eagles Online Registration rebuild is progressing very nicely! Although the project is slightly behind schedule, I am thrilled with the product that has been produced thus far. You can read more about the timing of this project and the transition plan in this month’s newsletter.

Another exciting update is regarding the Young Eagles Flight Plan. The FREE flight lesson voucher, earned by Young Eagles after completing the first three modules of the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course, has been increased to a value of $160. To see the entire Flight Plan details, including how Young Eagles can receive reimbursement after passing the FAA Knowledge Exam, visit

On top of those projects, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2024 planning is well underway! Here are a number of the highlights.

  • The Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet is scheduled for Tuesday, July 23. Due to the limited seating, invites will be sent to Young Eagles coordinators and pilots that were active in the program within the past year.
  • To supplement the banquet, the Young Eagles Corn Roast is scheduled for Thursday, July 25, at 4 p.m. Registration for this event is open, and you can reserve your space here.
  • The EAA Blue Barn, Youth Welcome Center, and Member Center need your volunteer support. You can see openings and select your slots here.
  • EAA loves to celebrate some of our most dedicated year-round Young Eagles volunteers during AirVenture. Please nominate a deserving volunteer here!
  • As always – THANK YOU for your continued support of the Young Eagles program. I continue to be amazed by the volunteer support and passion, and it is what fuels us at EAA HQ. I hope to see you in Oshkosh this July! Tailwinds,
    David Leiting, EAA Lifetime 579157
    Eagles Program Manager
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