EAA’s Eagle Flights® is a free introductory flight experience and informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step. It begins with a hands-on introduction, where you’ll fly with a local EAA-member pilot who will let you follow along at the controls of the airplane to get a feel for what being a pilot is all about.
After the flight, he or she can help you learn more about how to get involved in your local aviation community, including the next steps you can take on the path to becoming a pilot.
The best part? The whole experience is free. No sales. No pressure. Just a whole lot of fun and education with a big take-home point: Your dream of flying is a lot closer than you think.
Who “qualifies” for an Eagle Flight?
Any person 18 years of age or older who has expressed an interest in learning to fly. Adults who contact EAA about an Eagle Flight are asked some questions about their aviation interest to help us determine if they are serious about pilot certification. Or you may contact an EAA member in your area directly regarding an Eagle Flight. You may also consider attending a local EAA chapter meeting before scheduling an Eagle Flight.
What do Eagle Flights participants receive?
Eagle Flights participants will receive a free, six-month EAA membership after the completed Eagle Flights registration form is received by the Eagle Flights Office. EAA is currently working with several aviation companies to develop additional flight training resources and benefits that will help Eagles along their path to joining our community of aviators.
You may contact the EAA Chapter 1361 Eagle Flight Coordinator by submitting the form below.