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Auburn, California

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Our Young Eagles flight program is simple.  No reservations.  Parents or legal guardians just need to show up, sign the necessary forms, and then watch their youngsters (ages 8 to 17) fly with one of our qualified pilots.  If this is his or her first flight with EAA, the Young Eagle will receive a certificate and log book filled out by the pilot.  Registration/waiver forms must be completed at the sign-in desk at the Chapter hangar.


Young Eagles receive a free student membership in EAA valid until age 19.  The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) has additional free benefits.  See AOPA AV8RS.  There is a PC-based flight simulator for Young Eagles to use at the Chapter’s hangar (click here).


Saturday flight rallies for 2018:  April 14, May 12, June 16, July 14, September 15, and October 13.  Registrations begin at 8:00a and end at 11:30a.  In case of inclement weather, a rally will normally be postponed until the following Saturday.  We will also hold a special flight rally on Veterans’ Day (observed), Monday, November 12, from 10:00a until 1:30p, with registration at the Barnstormer community room at the end of New Airport Road.


Flight statistics:        2018      2017      2016


Directions to the Barnstormer for the November 12 flight rally:


From Interstate 80 take the Bell Road off ramp (Exit 123), which is just east of Auburn.  If you are coming from the west (Sacramento), turn left and then continue straight across the freeway and onto Bell Road.  If you are coming from the east (Reno), turn right onto Bell Road.


Continue west about one mile on Bell Road to New Airport Road.  It is the first traffic light.  Turn right and continue on New Airport Road past the golf course and the bird sanctuary until reaching the airport parking lot.  It will be on your right at the end of the road.  Do not park in the restaurant’s lot.


The Barnstormer is in the white building on the north edge of the airport parking lot.  Don’t walk into the airport.  Instead, enter the building through the doorway on the south side, through the lawn.  The Barnstormer will be on your right near the end of the hallway.


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Young Eagles Flights