YE Build & Fly Program

Young Eagles Build & Fly Program

The EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly program is an intensive RC model building and flying initiative to introduce youth to aircraft construction and the fundamentals of flight.

Local EAA chapters partner with local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) club to engage Young Eagle participants and conduct the event. The two chapters coordinate their time and resources to guide the Young Eagle participants in building an electric-powered radio-controlled aircraft. At the completion of the event the Young Eagle participants, their families and their mentors gather at the AMA Chapter’s flying field to give each participant a chance to fly the completed model. The program can either be a follow-up to or lead to an EAA Young Eagles flight and is intended to further their passion for aviation.