Young Eagles


EAA members understand that the imagination of a child is boundless. That is why EAA's Young Eagles Program has captured the attention of nearly 500,000 young people and opened their eyes to infinite possibilities through flight. By the year 2003, the centennial of the Wright brothers' first flight and the 50th anniversary of EAA, one million children received a motivational airplane flight and experienced a "cockpit laboratory" like none they have imagined.

youngegles_63The enthusiasm that comes from flight is shared at no cost with these young people by more than 22,000 dedicated volunteer pilots and thousands of ground support volunteers. Most participants are EAA members who generously volunteer flight time, skills and knowledge to make each journey an individualized experience. Young Eagles flights have benefited inner-city youth, physically-challenged students, and boys and girls of every race, color and creed.


The program's success has been overwhelming. These Young Eagles are enthusiastic and full of questions. Their exposure to new horizons has sparked their curiosity about the "next steps" and their future direction in aviation or other positive paths. Calls to EAA from all over the country about the "next steps" prompted a survey of thousands of students, parents, teachers and pilots. The results reinforced aviation's unprecedented educational opportunities, including the development of applications for math and science classrooms. Fascination, curiosity and motivation are exactly the outcomes we hoped for with the Young Eagles Program.

ye_certificateEAA Chapter 282 is a proud participant in the Young Eagles program and sponsors several Young Eagle's events throughout the year. To date we have flown well over 1,000 young boys and girls and look forward to many more flights in the future.
For more information contact our Young Eagles Coordinators via Email at: or call our Young Eagles Co-Coordinator Dave Harvey at 813-765-2204. Please do not call Clearwater Airpark.

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Young Eagles 2018 Event Schedule

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018*
Saturday, October 13, 2018

* National Young Eagles' Day.

The Sunday following each scheduled Rally will be the rain date.

Event Location:
Clearwater Airpark
1000 N. Hercules Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33755
Registration: 8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Flights: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

For more information: Please email or call our Young Eagles Co-Coordinator Dave Harvey at 813-765-2204. Please do not call Clearwater Airpark.

(Note: Please check our website just prior to each event in case there are last minute schedules changes. -Thanks).

IMPORTANT: See Young Eagles Rally Information