Chapter 245 Young Eagles


Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8–17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.

It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids. 

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

Success Story

This Young Eagle was flown by one of our chapter pilots at an age of 14 years and is now a professional pilot!


Young Eagles Coordinator

Name:  Mark Briggs

City:     Ottawa
Phone: 613-725-4361


EAA Young Eagles


Snapshots Taken From Our Young Eagles Event(s)


Ivanna Flying with Mark Briggs (YE Coordinator) in the Glasair Sportsman.


Audrey ready to go for a flight with Pilot Matt Pearson in his RV7A C-GIME


We are so safety conscious we fly our kids with Cirrus aircraft equipped with ballistic parachutes.


Volunteers taking R&R during the event


Simon going for a flight with Mark Briggs (YE Coordinator) in the Glasair Sportsman.


Young Eagle returns with smiling face in RV8 C-GOGO