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EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan
Following your Young Eagles flight, the Young Eagles Flight Plan will unlock a number of resources, designed to help you in your aviation journey.
1. Take a Young Eagles Flight
Young Eagles flights are available to youth ages 8-17, and are provided by EAA volunteers. Many flights are conducted at EAA chapter-hosted Young Eagles rallies, while other are provided on a one-off basis. Youths must complete a Young Eagles flight to access the other four steps of the Flight Plan. Find a flight in your local area today!
2. Get a FREE EAA Student Membership
An EAA student membership is available FREE of charge to any young person age 8-18 who has completed a Young Eagles flight. Student membership provides access to the same benefits and resources as regular EAA membership. Young Eagles can activate their student membership one of two ways.
- Option 1 – When registering for a Young Eagles flight via Young Eagles Online Registration, youth can opt in for their membership.
- Option 2 – Following a Young Eagles flight, youth can activate their membership by visiting EAA.org/Student and entering the unique code located on the back of the Young Eagles Logbook provided after the flight.
If you are unsure of your membership status, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. Enroll in EAA AeroEducate
Learning about the world of aviation can start at any age — and AeroEducate is designed for students K-12, no matter where you are on your journey. Have fun with aviation-based activities that you can do at home or get hands-on with aviation at your local airport!
4. Enroll in Sporty's Learn to Fly Course
Take this private pilot ground school, free of charge ($279 value), so you can take the first step in training to earn your pilot certificate. Once completed, EAA will even reimburse you after you pass your FAA Knowledge Exam! ($175 value)
Your enrollment in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course is completed when you activate your EAA student membership.
5. Earn a FREE Flight Lesson
After completing the first three volumes of the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course, you’ll qualify for a free first flight lesson at a flight school of your choice ($130 value).
Sporty’s will contact EAA once you complete the first three volumes, and EAA will then mail you a waiver to be signed by your parents. This waiver is sent back to EAA, and once received by EAA your voucher will be emailed with instructions on how to redeem it.
Other Young Eagles Opportunities
While you are working through the Young Eagles Flight Plan, EAA has additional programs and resources that you might find helpful.
- EAA Scholarships – EAA offers flight training and post-secondary scholarships, as well as EAA Air Academy camperships to help lower your financial burden.
- Career in Aviation Videos – There are a number of career tracks in the aviation industry. Check out some of those careers in this video series!
- SSA Glider Cadet Introductory Membership - The SSA is excited to offer Young Eagles the opportunity to explore soaring flight through a free SSA Cadet Introductory Membership.
- Fly Gliders! Glider Training Bundle - Gliding is a great way to get started in aviation and our friends at Fly Gliders! are here to help.