Young Eagles Activities

The Young Eagle program is designed to introduce youth, age 11-17 to general aviation. The Young Eagles first flight program is free of charge thanks to the generosity of our pilots and ground crew. The number of flights flown are dependent on weather, flight conditions (on the ground) and available pilots. Flights may be halted or cancelled without prior notice.

The minimum age to fly is 11 years old. A parent or legal guardian must be present to sign the waiver and be on site during the flight. Children younger than 11 may participate in the instruction class and walk-around of the aircraft but they cannot fly. If you have any questions, please email

WHEN: First Sunday of Every Month
WHERE: EAA Chapter 66 House @ Page Field.
Enter via Metro Parkway/Landing View Road. There will be a speaker at the gate to be buzzed/escorted in.
TIME: 8:00 am – 10:30 a m weather permitting

Register here:

A pancake breakfast is also available for $6 per person – Cash only.

March YE Rally

It was a beautiful and chilly morning in Southwest Florida. We have been so excited to have our Young Eagles rallies back up and running on monthly basis. This month we flew six new Young Eagles: Zade, Samuel, Gracie, Brian, Maddie and Marissa. Congratulations on your first flight!!!

We are thankful for our Young Eagle Team; Pep, Nicole and Collin are invaluable and we would be completely lost with out them. A very special shout out to our fabulous pilots who give their time, money and knowledge to make our Young Eagles have a fantastic experience in the air! Thank you Bob D, Rich, Anthony and Bob W. (Who is Willaford? )

YE Team: Collin

Meet Collin – one of our volunteers on our Young Eagles Team!! We are so excited to have Collin on our team. He is a great role model and fills in where ever he is needed!!!!

Collin will be attending the Florida Institute of Technology in the fall!

“When I was younger, no visit to our local library was complete without taking home a copy of the video “There Goes An Airplane.” I think I wore it out. Nothing excites me more than talking about flying, airplanes and aerospace. I am going to college for aerospace engineering with a dream to one day touch the stars and fly on the ISS, and to walk on the moon. I hope that one day I will contribute to the growing field of aerospace and make a difference in my community. Through Young Eagles, I have achieved my dream of working on and getting my private pilot’s license. By volunteering through EAA, I get the thrill of inspiring others to pursue aviation. ”

February Young Eagles Rally

A little chilly, a little windy and a beautiful day for a Young Eagles Rally. Our pancake breakfast was hopping too! Pep and Collin did a fantastic job as our Young Eagle volunteers and a special thank you to Bob, Curt, Anthony and Rich for flying our Eagles!!!

Congratulations to our newest Young Eagles – Luciano, Nico, Tyler and Travis!!!