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 www.youngeagles.org 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 www.youngeagles.org

 

Next Young Eagles Rally!

The date of our next Young Eagles Rally has been set for Saturday, October 8, 2022.
More details will be provided as it becomes available.

 

Recent Young Eagle Flights

  

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!

EAA EAA

Click thumbnail for larger image.

 

January
2022

 

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”

EAA

Click thumbnail for larger image.

 

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
To provide a better user experience, EAA uses cookies. To review EAA's data privacy policy or adjust your privacy settings please visit: Data and Privacy Policy.