The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program offers FREE flights to youth ages 8-17.
Young Eagles is a national program launched in 1992 and over the last 30+ years volunteers have flown over 2 million youth and counting.
Auburn airport is home to the EAA Chapter 526 Young Eagles Program where our youth can experience the magic and joy of flight.
Young Eagles is educational, safe, and a fun way to get your kids interested in aviation.
Registration lead times might vary from month-to-month so be sure to check ahead of time.
A typical event ...
Watch this short video to experience a typical Young Eagles event in Auburn. Our pilots enjoy these flights as much as the kids do.
Volunteer ground personnel are also a key ingredient to these events. Ground personnel handle registration, the flight simulator experience, class room training along with safety marshaling planes and people.
At the Young Eagle event parents and legal guardians will watch their children fly free with our qualified pilots. If this is their first flight with EAA, upon completion, the Young Eagle will receive a flight certificate, signed log book, and receive a FREE EAA student membership with valuable benefits.
We have been very fortunate to have the volunteer services of new, up-and-coming photographers Paxx Weidert and Dennis Chubatenko. Both have very bright futures ahead of them along with professional photographers Mark Coverdale, Mitch Faatz and Mark Bateson at most of our events.
Paxx, Dennis, Mark, and Mitch have a talent for capturing those special moments and the galleries also feature, other 526 member photos and videos. Check out the most recent events as well as those from the past.
Event Photos & Video
What cancels an event
Safety is our number one priority. Events can be canceled because of bad weather, poor visibility, or not enough volunteers to safely hold the event.
- Bad weather typically involves predicted low clouds, strong winds, rain, or thunderstorms.
- Poor visibility is typically caused by bad weather or heavy smoke from forest fires.
Whether you're a pilot, interested in aviation, or just want to help make a difference, we can use your help. Follow the link below to see how you can become part of the team.