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.
What is the Program all about?
Who "qualifies" for the Eagle Flights Program?
Any person 18 years of age or older who has expressed an interest in learning to fly. Adults who contact us about participating in the Eagle Program are asked some questions about their aviation interest to help us determine if they are serious about pilot certification. Our Chapter will then provide them with all of the mentoring that we can to help them get grounded in the aviation world.
We hold EAA Eagles Program meetings that the public is invited to attend for an open discussion about what getting a license is all about, what flying is all about and how you can take the first steps towards getting your license. If you have an interest to continue from there, we'll pair you up with an Eagle Mentor who can provide encouragement, coaching and mentoring during your journey towards a private pilot's license! Snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring a friend!
For more information from directly from EAA on the EAA Eagle Flights program, go here.