EAA Chapter 1345

High Desert Flyers, Bend, Oregon

Eagle Flights

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.


Planning for the Young Eagles and Eagles event is progressing. EAA1345's YE/E event has been scheduled for summer 2023. Feel free to tell young people and adults in your life who are interested in aviation. You are welcome to share my contact information with community members as well.


We need support to help plan this event as follows:

  • national EAA lead (complete the insurance application form, get logbooks and certificates for passengers)
  • local EAA chapter lead (making a list of pilot volunteers and planes, event planning such as tents, tables, whiteboard)
  • passenger/guardian lead (creating a passenger list, directing people to online registration, printing/distributing paper registrations)


My contact information is:

Thomas Wright




Eagle Flights Leader
Name: Thomas Wright
City: BEND
Phone: 717-724-7139
Name: Thomas Wright
City: BEND
Phone: 717-724-7139
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