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. The August flight rally has been canceled due to wildfire smoke and reduced visibility. In case of inclement weather, a rally will normally be postponed until the following Saturday, but not this August.
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 near the end of the road.
Walk into the airport through the driveway at the end of New Airport Road. Bear to the right about 45 degrees and walk past the fuel pumps and the pilot’s lounge. The blue EAA hangar is 2/3 the way down a row of large hangars ahead and on your right. The hangar door will be open, and there will be a large EAA sign on display.