Chapter 1279

French Valley Airport (F70) - Murrieta, CA

Young Eagles Info

EAA Young EaglesIn 1992, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) started a program called “Young Eagles”. The program was created to introduce young people, ages 8 through 17, into the world of General Aviation by providing a free plane ride.  These flights are offered through the generosity of local members of the EAA who volunteer their time and aircraft.

The program has maintained its popularity, in part, because of its simplicity.  A pilot and each Young Eagle conduct a preflight check of an airplane, focusing on how the airplane works and how pilots prepare to fly safely.  They then board the aircraft and take a brief (usually 15 to 20 minute) flight, where young people can discover more about the aircraft and the unique perspective from the sky.

Following the flight, each Young Eagle receives a certificate signed by the pilot and has his or her name entered in the “World’s Largest Logbook”, which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum and through the web site.

EAA Chapter 1279 (Murrieta) and Friends of the Fallbrook Community Airpark combine their efforts and conduct Young Eagle flight rallies twice a year at the Fallbrook Airpark (L18), Fallbrook, CA 92028.  The dates typically fall on a Saturday in the months of April and October.

For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit

May '24 Young Eagles Rally ***CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER***:

A reschedule date will be planned and notices will be sent out.

April '23 Young Eagles Rally Success!

Our Apr. '23 Young Eagles Rally was a resounding success!

Visit the event page to see the photos.

Oct '22 Young Eagles Rally Success!

Our Oct. '22 Young Eagles Rally was a resounding success!

Visit the photo page to see the participants.


Recent Young Eagle Flights

March 2023

Video of Young Eagles flights at Corona Airport on March 18, 2023.

 Thank you to the Kevorkian family for providing the video.

May 2022

Another Young Eagle takes flight! Congratulations to Jacob Marshall on his Young Eagles flight.  Jacob can be seen with his hands at the controls of pilot Dan Ybarra's Piper Cherokee. Way to go Jacob!


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Chapter 1279 member Kiah Brushett has applied for a Flying Scholarship & the membership wishes him every success. Having commenced rotary wing flight training, Kiah enjoyed a Young Eagle flight with Marc Ghafouri in Marc’s Piper Warrior following which Kiah is now planning to commence fixed wing training.

The membership of Chapter 1279 is committed to youth development & will follow Kiah’s progress with great interest.


“Kiah being presented with his Young Eagles certificate from pilot Marc Ghafouri”


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The links below will open photos from our previous Young Eagles rally events.



For more information about our local program contact our Coordinator below.

Young Eagles Coordinator
Name: Peter Griffiths
City: Murrieta
Phone: 951-775-8909
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