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Meet the Young Eagles Co-Chairmen

Jimmy Graham and Sean D. Tucker during the EAA Young Eagles Co-Chairmen announcement at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018


Meet Sean D. Tucker

Sean D. Tucker, EAA Lifetime 259123, has been called the “Ambassador of Aerobatics” by the National Aviation Hall of Fame in which he was enshrined in 2008. In 2003 Sean was selected as one of 25 Living Legends of Flight by the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. In 2013, EAA named Sean as the chairman of EAA Young Eagles, aviation’s flagship program to introduce children to flight. Sean has assumed the responsibility with great fervor, engaging kids in aviation and recognizing the more than 55,000 volunteer pilots who have flown millions of Young Eagles since the program began. 


Meet Jimmy Graham

In 2018, NFL tight end Jimmy Graham joined Sean as the co-chair of EAA Young Eagles. Jimmy, EAA 1139302, has embraced the role, reaching out to at-risk youth and encouraging them to see their world from new heights. Jimmy Graham remembers the exact moment when aviation became one of his passions in life. Like many future aviators of a certain age, his inspiration came from a certain iconic film starring Tom Cruise and F-14 Tomcats.  From that initial seedling of motivation, Jimmy dove headfirst into aviation. He is an experienced aerobatic pilot, has dipped his toes into the world of seaplanes, and is now a helicopter pilot. In his day job, Jimmy is one of the best tight ends in the National Football League. However, in the offseason, you won’t find too many people more passionate about aviation or about getting anyone and everyone he can find interested in something that’s firmly ingrained into his heart and soul.  For Jimmy, the opportunity to be a Young Eagles co-chairman is something he cherishes. He’s looking forward to bringing aviation into many lives for as long as he can. Read his full story here >>

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