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EAA Celebrates 25 Years of Young Eagles

January 25, 2017 - 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Young Eagles program, which began in 1992 and has provided more than 2 million young people ages 8-17 with an introduction to the world of personal aviation.

To celebrate, EAA has planned a variety of events and activities throughout the year starting with a special 25th anniversary exhibit in the EAA AirVenture Museum. The exhibit will share the history and impact of the Young Eagles program through photos, videos, and interactive displays.

Starting with the February 2 issue of e-Hotline we’ll also be sharing one Young Eagles success story per week for the 25 weeks leading up to AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.

AirVenture 2017 attendees are invited to join EAA for a birthday cake celebration and show their pride in the Young Eagles program with special 25th anniversary T-shirts and hats that will be available during the convention. EAA will also host a Young Eagles volunteer dinner on July 26 to thank those who make the Young Eagles possible and successful.

As a special thank you to pilots who fly Young Eagles during this anniversary year, EAA has created a commemorative prop card and a set of decals. Pilots who fly at least one Young Eagle will also receive a letter of thanks from EAA. In addition, a special 25 for 25 pin will be given to pilots who fly at least 25 Young Eagles during 2017, and they will also receive recognition on the Young Eagles website.

Additional details will be announced as they are finalized.

If you or someone you know has a Young Eagles story to share email us at khollidaygreenley@eaa.org. You can also share your Young Eagles photos with us on Instagram or Twitter using #YoungEagles25

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