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Frequently Asked Questions About EAA’s Young Eagles Program

Q. What is the EAA?

The EAA is an international aviation membership association founded in
1953. 200,000 people belong to EAA, with Chapters located in all 50 states
and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group,
including airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people,
astronauts, and just plain average folks.  We can help you learn to fly, or
learn to build or buy your own plane.

Q. What is the EAA Young Eagles Program?

The Young Eagles Program has been developed by the National EAA to
welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting and vital
to our nation's future. Your child will experience a safe and enjoyable flight
that will give new perspectives on the world and new ideas for his or her life.
Participation in the Young Eagles Program will help your child understand
that an individual's potential is unlimited. Everyone can soar!  The EAA has
registered more than 1,500,000 Young Eagles in the
World's Largest Log
Book.  Actor and pilot Harrison Ford is the Honorary Chairman of the EAA
Young Eagles Program. For complete information, check out the super
Young Eagles website at

Q. What are the requirements for homebuilt and recreational aircraft ?

These aircraft are a category of airplanes designated by the FAA and built by
individual craftsmen instead of on a factory assembly line. Because they
comply with FAA standards, they are as safe and reliable as other
airplanes…and in many cases more so!

Q. Is this flight safe for my children?

Flying in an airplane is safer than many other forms of recreation. Each
Young Eagle Flight takes place in a FAA registered airplane flown by a
licensed pilot who has been specifically checked out to fly Young Eagles by a
senior member of our Young Eagles Flight Team. EAA 74's Young Eagles
Rallies are conducted according to federal regulations in VFR conditions - in
other words, on nice, sunny days. No aerobatic or non-standard maneuvers
are ever performed when a Young Eagle is inside an aircraft.

Q. Are groups welcome?

Absolutely! With a little advance notice we welcome scouts, church groups
and other organizations. Scouts can complete several of the requirements of
their aviation merit badge.

Q. This is a great program !  Can I volunteer to help?

YES !  Volunteers are always needed to assist in helping us invite young
people to Young Eagles rallies and for coordinating flight day activities.
Volunteers are also needed to serve as Chapter Coordinators or as Young
Eagle Field Representatives. There are many opportunities to help young
people experience sport aviation as Young Eagle Flight Rallies are
conducted around the world. Your assistance is welcome !!

Q. Who can I contact for more information ?

Young Eagles crew members here today can introduce you to our YE
Program Coordinator or provide you with contact information for the Young
Eagles Leadership Team. If you are from outside Orlando you can call 1-877-
806-8902 and request the name of the Chapter Coordinator or Field
Representative near you.

Q. I already am a Young Eagle. What does EAA Chapter 74 offer me?

Pilot yourself right over to our OYAC page and discover the opportunities
you'll find at the Orlando Youth Aviation Center. Right now, OYAC offers three
programs -
Introduction to Aviation, an eight-week class for ages 10-17.
You'll learn about airplane systems, flight planning, aviation weather,
navigation, aircraft construction, traffic control and model building, with a
cross-country graduation
flight with you at the controls!

Glider Competition.
Now in it's second year, this event invites student teams
to design, build and out-fly each other.

Our Orlando EAA Chapter 74 is a great place to meet people, to learn more,
and to share your enthusiasm for aviation.  Being a member of the national
EAA involves each of us with what is happening in sport aviation, but EAA
Chapter 74 participation gets us involved with aviation happenings right here
in Central Florida.  

EAA Chapter 74 – Community Activities

Orlando EAA Chapter 74 has worked with scouting camporees, the local
"Make-A-Wish" Foundation for kids, and Challenge Air.  Hands on
educational activities are provided for local youth in conjunction with EAA 74’
s affiliate organization, the Orlando Youth Aviation Center (OYAC), a 501 (c)
(3) foundation.

Our major project is creation of a permanent home for the Orlando Youth
Aviation Center. This combination of hangar, classrooms and workshops
will be located on a prominent site at Orlando Executive Airport.  We hope to
begin construction soon. For more information or to participate with us
please contact any member of EAA Chapter 74.
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