Chapter 782, Vancouver WA

Young Eagles

EAA Young EaglesFounded in 1992, the Young Eagles program is dedicated to giving youth ages 8–17, an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. It’s the only program of its kind with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation and today the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 and one half  million youth and counting.  These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.  The majority of EAA Chapters nationwide offer these flights.  Chapter 782 does these flights on an as-available basis in the Clark county area.  If you are out of the Vancouver area you can contact Chapter 105 in Portland OR, Chapter 1111 in Kelso WA, Chapter 1567 in Hood River OR, or Chapter 902 in Molino for more information.

The rally on July 11th was postponed to the 18th due to weather AND WAS REGRETFULLY CANCELLED FOR ANOTHER BAD WEATHER DAY.  Wash, rinse, and repeat!  Chapter policy is towards safety and with the atmospheric river (ie, giant water hose) spraying flying youth out of Pearson Field in marginal conditions was simply unsafe in the close and high traffic airspace. Because of these weather misfortunes, we are reexamining our program about flying large groups at one time in the weekends and looking to reform our efforts to smaller, more focused flights during the week off of the busy weekend schedules that we all seem to have.  These should be more fun, instructional, and making it far harder to be completely rained out.  Stay tuned to this site for how and when these will begin this summer.

For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit www.youngeagles.org

EAAWe will try again 

Young Eagles Coordinator
Name: Bob Martilla
City: Vancouver
Phone: 360-566-0156
Name: Bethany Spitzer
City: Vancouver
Phone: 512-496-8367
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