Ever wondered what your neighborhood looks like from the sky? Or maybe you’re curious how airplanes work.

You may even dream about being a pilot.

If you’re nodding your head "yes" and are between the ages of 8 and 17, then there are thousands of EAA member volunteer pilots who would love to take you on a free Young Eagles flight.

That’s right - a free flight!

How do you get started? Contact our Young Eagles Coordinator to set up your flight: Michael Garel, 512-289-4031, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yes, it is that easy!

Our YE dates for 2024 are Saturday, Feb 3 and then the first Saturday of each month until May or June. Watch this space for updates.  Sign up must be in advance. 

So what’s a Young Eagles Flight like?

On the ground: Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. This might include talking about the airplane, reviewing an aeronautical chart (or map), identifying reference points during the flight, completing a careful “walk around” preflight inspection of the airplane, and identifying the parts that control the airplane.

Just before take-off: Your pilot helps you buckle your seat belt and describes the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.

In the air: You have a whole new view of the earth and sky. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls! The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes, but if you’re like most Young Eagles, you’ll remember this experience for the rest of your life.

Back on the ground: There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. And ask away! Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and their particular airplane. You also receive an official Young Eagles logbook, which is signed by your personal pilot, and your name is added to long list of Young Eagles in the World’s Largest Logbook.

Bet you can’t wait to set up your flight! Here’s how:

  1. Talk with your parents about this opportunity.
  2. Locate the Young Eagles Coordinator closest to you.
  3. Contact your local coordinator to schedule your flight.
  4. Take-off!

June 2021 Chapter 187 Young Eagles Rally

EAA Chapter 187 held its 2021 Young Eagles event at Georgetown Municipal Airport on Saturday, June 19th, 2021 and it was a tremendous success. We flew 74 Young Eagles in 49 flights with 13 pilots! Thanks go out to Ken Matthews and Michael Garel for coordinating the ground and air elements respectively. The registration went extremely well with full online capacity reached within a week of posting.

We had some no-show's but this was compensated for by walk-in's based on the excellent advertising and co-execution with the Devil Dog B-25 Group at GTU, which hosted tours, flights, and general discussion of airplanes and restoration. Thanks to David Hayek for coordinating Chapter 187 with Devil Dog Squadron for this day.

"Hats-off to the ground crew" for both organizations for coordinating the in-processing and YE linkages to the flight line. The pilots were awesome and generated wonderful experiences for the YE's and their families. Thanks also go to the KGTU controllers who helped keep the flow going safely both in the air and on the ground with all this activity.

Below are a few pictures from the event.