Young Eagles Program

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.

EAA Student Membership

Event photos

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.

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Get your kids signed up

Mark your calendars, the Young Eagles 2024 season includes 7 events for the year with a two month break during the hottest months of July and August.
2024 Young Eagles Calendar
Registration lead times might vary so always check ahead of time. Registration is typically capped between 50 to 60 children. When you register, choose a time slot and enter the information required for the waiver form.
Please note: The SAME PARENT or LEGAL GUARDIAN who does the online registration will need to be present at the flight rally to sign the required waivers. Pre-signed forms will not be accepted.
GRANDPARENTS, STEPFATHERS, STEPMOTHERS, etc. do not qualify unless they are also the legal guardians.

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On the day of the event, arrive at the BEGINNING of the time slot you signed up for and check-in at the desk. Waiver forms will be printed and signed at the airport during check-in.
Events will start in the morning and finish when everyone registered has been able to get out flying. More often than not, we're done by 12:00 noon before it gets too hot.

Where do I go?

The Young Eagles 526 Chapter events are held at the Auburn Airport in the Barnstormer room, next to the airport Pilot's Lounge and Sierra Air Helicopters. The address is: 13626 New Airport Rd, Auburn, CA. 95602. For complete directions and where to park follow the link below.

Detailed Directions

WEBcam & Live Audio

Take a few minutes to watch our Live Airport WEBcam and listen to airport radio traffic by following this link. It's interesting to watch before attending an event but even more interesting for your Young Eagle after flying with us. Interesting because during their flight, they will learn about radio traffic and hear the various radio calls. Look and listen now ....

Airport WEBcam

Look at the Numbers

Our pilot volunteers - we can't thank them enough. Pilot volunteers make time in their personal schedules and pickup the costs to get our kids out flying. We sincerely appreciate their generousity and their passion to share the "Magic and Joy of Flight" with our youth.

If you're interested in the numbers behind the Chapter 526 Young Eagle events please follow the link below to learn more...

Event Statistics
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