The EAA Young Eagles program gives young people, ages 8 thru 17 years, who are interested in aviation, an opportunity to experience a flight in a general aviation aircraft. These flights are offered, free of charge, by experienced EAA pilots who want to share their love of aviation. The program was started in 1992, and more than one and a half MILLION Young Eagles have flown since then. If you are interested in this program, contact our Young Eagles Coordinator, Tom Godbold, at (850) 582-5743, or Email us at EAA108@AOL.com. More information is available at YoungEagles.org Photos of past Young Eagles events are located on our "Photos" page of this web site. Click on the following link to watch a video created by one of our Young Eagles. Flying at Bob Sikes
EAA Young Eagles Program requirements are available on the EAA national web site. Follow this link: Young Eagles Guidelines and click on "Young Eagle Pilot Guidelines". A summary of these guidelines is provided here.
1. Pilots must be EAA members and must an appropriate FAA Airman's Certificate, and must possess a current Medical Certificate (If applicable)
2. Pilots must have a current Flight Review, and be current to carry passengers in the aircraft they plan to use. The aircraft to be used must be in airworthy condition.
3. Flights must be conducted so as to adhere to all applicable Federal Aviation Requirements (FARs).
4. Aircraft Passenger Liability Insurance is required for the aircraft used. In addition, $1 million of insurance is available through the EAA.
5. The Young Eagles registration form must be completed before the flight, including parent or guardian signature, and pilot signature.
6. Aircraft engines must be shut down while loading and unloading passengers.
For Chapter 108 Young Eagle Rallies, the following procedures apply :
1. The Chapter President shall have approval authority for Chapter Events.
2. The Young Eagles Coordinator shall :
A. Plan the event, selecting a date, time, and location for the event, and coordinate with Chapter members, airport personnel, and Young Eagle participants.
B. Coordinate with the Chapter Secretary to ensure a Certificate of Insurance is obtained from the headquarters EAA Young Eagles office.
C. On the day of the event, conduct a pilots briefing, and a briefing for Young Eagles participants. Monitor the overall safety of the event, and supervise the issuance of the Young Eagle Certificates after the flights.
3. Pilots may fly Certificated Aircraft, or Phase II Experimental aircraft. Per FAR 91.319, the pilot in command of an experimental aircraft must advise each passenger of the Experimental nature of the aircraft, and explain that it does not meet the certification requirements of a certified aircraft.