Young Eagles Participation
Young Eagle Flights Offered By Chapter 1410 at High River
Young Eagles events are now intended to occur during September. The September 2014 event is not yet scheduled.
This is a weather dependent event. We will email those who register this year to alert them to the next event.
Participation is easy. Read and print the Official Young Eagles Registration Form. The official form contains all the information necessary for this registration. It can be used to register through EAA headquarters in Wisconsin, but that takes a while with cross border mailing. We find it works better in Canada to REGISTER ONLINE to help us book your flight. From there, turn up to the event and we will arrange a convenient time for your child to go flying. We hope you enjoy our Young Eagles introduction to the exciting world of aviation. Make sure you come back to visit the online logbook web site after your flight to continue exploring the wonderful world of aviation!
Who are the Pilots?
The Young Eagle pilots who are volunteering are local members of the international group called EAA. Each Young Eagle pilot is licensed by Transport Canada and all the aircraft used are registered with Transport Canada. The flight will be conducted according to federal regulations. In addition, no aerobatic maneuvers will be performed.
So what will your flight be like?
The biggest question on your mind might be about the actual flight. So what should you expect? First of all, your pilot will explain what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane; reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map); identifying reference points during the flight; completing a careful "walk around" preflight inspection of the airplane and identifying the parts that control the airplane. Once you are ready to go flying, your pilot will help you buckle your seat belt and describe the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel. Pretty soon, it will be time to go flying!
Once in the air, you’ll see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. You’ll experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. If you are like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life. Most Young Eagle flights last between 15 and 20 minutes. Once back on the ground, there will be additional time for you to ask questions about the flight. Ask away! Your pilot will be happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. And don’t forget, you’ll also receive an official Young Eagles certificate, which is signed, by your personal pilot and our Chairman Harrison Ford. We look forward to adding your name to the ever-growing list of EAA Young Eagles!
Interested in participating as a pilot? You don't need to be a chapter member to fly as long as you are a current EAA member! Email me at [email protected] for details!
Our Chapter has flown over 364 Young Eagles to date (January 2012) !!! To see a list of our pilots and the number of Young Eagles they have flown, go to this link, find the section on 'Pilot Search by Chapter' and enter EAA for Chapter Type and 1410 for Chapter.