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.
In May of 2023 Chapter 1032 hosted its first "Flying Start" rally at Skyhaven Airport. We had 11 registered and flew with 9. It was one of the most exciting and rewarding events we've had! The enthusiasm was through the roof and of the nine who flew, several have signed up for training and one has soloed!
In the initial presentation we introduced the attendees to EAA and to Chapter 1032. Other items were: Why do we fly? What does it take to become a pilot and what are the options? Where and how do we get flight training?
Next we flew! A great time was had by all!