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Young Eagles Events at AirVenture

Blue Barn

EAA Chapters and Young Eagles Blue Barn


Please visit us at the EAA Blue Barn located on Knapp Street across from the Forums Plaza. Whether you’re new to the Young Eagles program or a longtime volunteer, we look forward to meeting you and discussing the Young Eagles program. Bring your questions, comments, and be sure to submit an entry for a great daily raffle prize for our Young Eagles program pilots!


Young Eagles Volunteer Banquet - SOLD OUT

Tuesday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m. | EAA Founders' Wing

Enjoy dinner with fellow Young Eagles volunteers, as we present the annual Young Eagles awards. By invite only. Pre-registration is required.


Young Eagles Volunteer Root Beer Float Social

Thursday, July 28, at 3 p.m. | Camp Scholler Chapters Pavilion

In an effort to celebrate and thank as many Young Eagles volunteers as possible during AirVenture, a Young Eagles Volunteer Root Beer Float Social has been scheduled. EAA staff will be on hand to serve and thank volunteers, as well as provide commemorative Young Eagles 30th Anniversary take-home mementos. Sign up here!

Young Eagles 30th Anniversary

Young Eagles at Theater in the Woods - Monday, July 25

  • 7 p.m. — Young Eagles 30th Anniversary Panel and Presentation at Theater in the Woods.

Young Eagle Day - Thursday, July 28

  • All Day — Thirty Young Eagles will take flight in a variety of airplanes, helicopters, and powered parachutes.
  • 1:30 p.m. — Young Eagles Mass Photo on Boeing Plaza – All Young Eagles pilots, chapter coordinators, ground volunteers, and former Young Eagles are invited.
  • 2 p.m. — Ceremonial Young Eagles flight to kick off the 30th anniversary of the program.
  • 3 p.m. – Young Eagles Volunteer Root Beer Float Social. All Young Eagles volunteers are invited.

Young Eagles 30th Anniversary - Week-Long Activities

  • Free Young Eagles buttons available for pick-up at the EAA Blue Barn and Young Eagles booth near the EAA Learn to Fly Center
  • Commemorative shirt-and-hat combo available for purchase at the EAA Warehouse
  • Young Eagles prop cards will be available to pilots flying into AirVenture, so they can proudly display their Young Eagles flight total
  • Lightspeed Headset giveaways at the EAA Blue Barn and Young Eagles 30th Anniversary exhibit

Young Eagles Volunteer Awards

Each year during AirVenture, EAA recognizes a number of dedicated individuals for their volunteer contributions to the Young Eagles program.

Young Eagles volunteers are eligible for the following awards:

  • Young Eagles Chapter Coordinator Award: Awarded to a Young Eagles coordinator nominated for their special commitment to their chapter.
  • Young Eagles Ground Support Award: Awarded to a ground volunteer nominated for their exceptional work during Young Eagles rallies.
  • Young Eagles Horizon Award: Recognizes the exceptional efforts a volunteer, chapter, or other organization provides in support of youth aviation.
  • Phillips 66 Young Eagles Leadership Award: Presented by Phillips 66 Aviation, this award recognizes an outstanding volunteer or organization that has made significant contributions to the Young Eagles program.

Do you know a deserving volunteer? Submit your nomination today! All nominations are due no later than May 30, 2022.

Submit a Nomination
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