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Young Eagles

Educational Support – EAA Young Eagles

Young Eagles Program - Wings Museum

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is designed to introduce children ages 8 to 17 to the exciting world of flight. The Young Eagles program consists of EAA member pilots who volunteer their time and aircraft to give free introductions to flight to youth.

EAA Chapter 301 hosts monthly Young Eagles events at the Wings Over the Rockies™ Exploration of Flight Clay Lacy Field of Dreams Ramp. On the 3rd Saturday of each month, EAA Chapter 301 provides free rides to youth, many of which go on to participate in Exploration of Flight aerospace activities, as well as various other youth aviation groups in the area.

To date, EAA Chapter 301 has flown nearly 10,000 Young Eagles. Of those, more than 2,023 have been flown from the Clay Lacy Field of Dreams Ramp and many have gone onto amazing careers in aviation.

The Young Eagles Program Includes:

  • Free flight with an FAA certificated pilot. Flights will take off from Exploration of Flight, located on the south side of Centennial Airport. (Ages 8-17)
  • Free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course: $299 value. (Ages 13 and up)
  • Reimbursement of the FAA written exam if passing score received after using Sporty’s online course; $175 value. (Ages 15 and up)
  • Free first flight lesson after completing the first three volumes of the Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course: $160 value. (Ages 13 to 19)
  • 50% off a Friends and Family Membership to Wings Over the Rockies.

Registration Information

Young Eagles is fully booked for 2024. Reservations for 2025 will begin in November 2024. 

Learn more and register by contacting EAA Chapter 301 Young Eagles Coordinator Thomas Letts at Eaayekapa@Gmail.com.

  • A parent or legal guardian 18 years or older must accompany Young Eagles to the event to sign all waiver documentation.
  • All registrants must respond to an email sent prior to the event to confirm attendance.
  • All Young Eagles Flight Experiences are subject to weather conditions.
  • If the event is canceled for any reason, registered participants will be placed at the top of our waitlist and offered open seats on a future rally.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to rally start time.
  • Each flight lasts for approximately 20 minutes in the air.
  • One flight per year per individual.
  • If cancellation is needed, please notify Eaayekapa@Gmail.com.