Chandler EAA1445

Chandler, Arizona

Chapter Youth Programs



EAA Chapter 1445 Youth Programs

Welcome to our corner of the web! Here at our chapter we strive to be a gateway to many of the interesting and captivating facets of aviation. Throughout the year you’ll find opportunities to talk with experienced aviators and aviation specialists, learn skills to build or maintain an aircraft, listen to engaging presentations and much, much more. Check back often as we intend to keep adding to our calendar! 

Calendar of Events

Note: registration opens three (or ???) weeks prior to event date. Please visit

EAA Young Eagles Registration

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Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Overview of obtaining a Private Pilot’s License
  • Professional Pilot Career Panel & Social
  • Aviation Industry Career Panel (non-pilot) & Social
  • Glider / Soaring mini-series
  • Helicopter mini-series
  • Remote pilot mini-series
  • Workshop: build a wood wing rib.
  • Workshop: sheet metal build project (i.e.- cell phone holder)
  • Workshop: electrical light wiring project
  • Field trips
  • Specialty Presentations



Past Activities

First Activity of 2024

  On Saturday, January 6, 2024, Chapter 1445 held its first youth activity of the year.  Chandler Air Sevice opened their doors to the 8 participating youths.  The participants and their parents were given a tour of the CAS training resources and were able to quiz CAS's Chief Instructor about what it takes to become a pilot.



Youth Tower and Hangar Tour

  On December 9, 2023,  two parents and five former YE's were treated to a tour of the Chandler Municipal Airport control tower led by Dylan the supervisor of the tower.  After the tour Rod Kjerstad and Don Daubert opened up their hangars for a tour.  Thanks to the volunteers that made this a successful morning for our Youth.



November Youth Event

  On November 4, 2023, EAA Chapter 1445 had a Youth Event for three former Young Eagles.  The event introduced the youth to basic metal fabrication techniques used in experimental aluminum aircraft building.  The Youth fabricated a phone stand that they took home with them.  A big thanks goes out to the chapter members that made the event successful.  Candice Turalba for organizing the event and taking photos.  Rick Drown for working with the youth and letting us use his hangar.  Peter Dooley for work with the youth and taking photos. Bob Meyer, Tony Mellow, Tim Swires, and Eric Wood for working with the youth.  Jerry Latimer for preparing the materials for the event and leading the event.  

  Please click on the YouTube video below to experience the event.


Youth Activity

  Saturday September 30, 2023 EAA Chapter 1445 held its second youth activity for youths who had participated in the Chapter's past Young Eagle Events.  This was the first time that the Chapter held a rib building activity for the youths.  Eight youths and their parents attended.  The event was started with a general discussion/presentation on airplanes.  After the discussion the youths were able to build and successfully complete a wing rib with the help of their parents and Chapter 1445 volunteers.  Thanks to everyone who participated and made the activity successful.



September 9, 2023

EAA Chapter 1445 held its first youth event Saturday September 9, 2023 at Chandler Municipal Airport.  Event consisted of a meeting to discuss purpose of the event and future plans, and a tour of Rick Drown and Scott Todd's hangars.  Five former Young Eagles and their parents attended the event.  


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