Can sport pilots provide Young Eagles rides?
Yes! As long as the pilot in command is current and rated to carry passengers in their aircraft, they can provide Young Eagles rides. However, the aircraft must have an N number and carry a minimum of $100,000 per seat liability insurance.
What if the child does not meet the age criteria?
Participants should be between the ages of 8 and 17 (up to the child’s 18th birthday). We encourage you to follow these guidelines. Those over the age of 18 may be interested in the EAA Eagle Flights program. Eagle Flights are one-on-one flights for adults who are interested in learning to fly and may not be combined with a Young Eagles flight. Please visit EAA.org/ EagleFlights for more information.
Can Young Eagles fly more than once?
Yes! Research has shown that Young Eagles who participate in more than one flight are more likely to pursue a pilot certificate or get involved in aviation. The Young Eagles registration form must be completed for every Young Eagles flight.
Do I have to belong to an EAA chapter to participate?
No. Any current EAA member may fly Young Eagles, provided they meet the pilot requirements.
Can I fly my licensed experimental aircraft?
Yes. All aircraft are eligible provided they are properly licensed and flown in accordance with appropriate FARs (or your country’s equivalent) and the Young Eagles program guidelines.
Are there any restrictions on flight activities?
All Young Eagles flights must be conducted in Day VFR conditions. No unusual attitudes, formation flights or aerobatics are permitted. All aircraft must shut down between flights (no hot loading). All flights must take off and land at the same airport with no stops in between.