Young Eagles 2022


Did You Know Your Kids Can Fly Free of Charge On This Special Day, Sunday 29th May, Weather Permitting, and at your friendly Carp Airport?

Saturday Young Eagles Event is Postponed to Sunday Because of Weather Forecast

(Rain Date Sunday 29th May)

 EAA 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.

Pilots are always looking for reasons to fly and many of them just like to share their fun, so on this special day, your kids are the reason to fly.  This event is fully insured and our pilots undergo a full briefing before the day begins.  You can expect your kids to be in the air for around twenty minutes and many kids get to take control in the dual controlled aircraft.

Checkout a video from a previous event.

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

Sign up for a Young Eagles flight here or click the Icon below:

EAA Young Eagles

EAA 245 at Carp Airport at Ottawa's West End.


Directions and Schedule

The event is held at the EAA (Blue) hangar which is accessed from Carp Rd, using Russ Bradly Rd which is opposite Irish Hills Golf Club.  Free parking is available under the direction of EAA car parking coordinators.

First flights will begin at 9:00AM with the last flight being around 1:00PM. 


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:  Andrew Henry

City:     Ottawa

Phone: 613-831-2306


EAAEAA Chapter 245 follows all provincial rules regarding COVID-19.  Please follow all the mandatory, and common sense rules to protect yourself and others around you.  Our chapter does keep a supply of fresh surgical masks should you forget to bring your mask along.  Be safe.


Route When Taking Off To The West


Route When Taking Off To The East.


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 Snapshots Taken From Our Previous Young Eagles Event(s)


Ivanna Flying with Mark Briggs (Past 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