EAA’s Eagle Flights® is a free introductory flight experience and informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step. It begins with a hands-on introduction, where you’ll fly with a local EAA-member pilot who will let you follow along at the controls of the airplane to get a feel for what being a pilot is all about.
After the flight, he or she can help you learn more about how to get involved in your local aviation community, including the next steps you can take on the path to becoming a pilot.
The best part? The whole experience is free. No sales. No pressure. Just a whole lot of fun and education with a big take-home point: Your dream of flying is a lot closer than you think.
Learn more about the Eagle Flights® program.
We hosted an event
Sunday, August 23rd at 1:00 pm at the Geauga County Airport (7G8) in Middlefield, Ohio.
Thank you to all the participants and volunteers. This was our first Flying Start event, and was well received by all. We had Vector Aviation, the US AirForce, Cleveland Soaring Society and our own EAA5 members representing our little slice of aviation here in Geauga county.
The eager future pilots were able to do a pre-flight briefing and listen to our presentations on what it takes to become a pilot. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate for a flight, but we hope to fulfill those "rain checks" soon!