Are you ready to join the ranks of Chapter 54's volunteer Young Eagles pilots? Can you help with the ground crew at a future Young Eagles Day sponsored by Chapter 54? It is chapter members like you who inspire the next generation of aviators, and will help keep aviation thriving for generations to come!
We need more volunteers -- both pilots and ground personnel. Fortunately, becoming a volunteer pilot or crew is simple.
To help, you must:
- Be a current EAA member
- Complete EAA’s Youth Protection Training and background check
- Ensure you meet all of the pilot requirements and follow the guidelines listed below
Whether serving as a pilot or a volunteer on the ground, you must follow the EAA youth policy guidelines by taking the online course and submitting to a background check.
Here's the fastest way to do that.
1. Sign in to your EAA.org account (or create one)
2. Select "My Account" on the top navigation bar.
3. The page will load your account information. Scroll down to "training information" and click on "go to training."
4. You should see a short list of courses and on the right side, select "Go to Course" next to "Youth Protection Training." When you complete that, it will send you to the details necessary for a full background check.
The online training and background check review will typically take about 20-25 minutes. After information is submitted for the background check, we expect verification to take no more than 10 business days.
Upon successful completion of the online training and review, and the background check, each volunteer will receive an e-mail confirming he or she has successfully met the basic requirements of the Youth Protection Program and a printable wallet-sized card.
For complete information about EAA’s Youth Protection Policy and Program, please review the Policy and the program FAQs on this website.