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. 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 2020 pandemic had gone on longer than any of us have expected into 2021. We have restarted our program with rally events with the Cascadia aviation program and in partnership with the Pearson Field Education Center this last spring and are doing individual lights as possible if pilots are available during the week. Please contact Alex at 360.836.7638 or Bob at 360.601.9317 and we will see what we can do and when we can do it!
For more information from EAA headquarters about the Young Eagles program, visit www.youngeagles.org