EAA's Young Eagle Flights - 2019-08-03-9

OUR STORY

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a national organization of pilots and aviation enthusiasts that was originally formed to share knowledge and build communities. Over several decades, the mission of the EAA has expanded into all corners of aviation, with a particular focus on training and education. The local EAA Chapter 1354 in Greenwood, Indiana has been carrying on this tradition of educating the next generation of aviators for nearly two decades.


Since 2002, EAA Chapter 1354 has supported over 4,500 local students through the nationally sponsored EAA Young Eagles Program. Through this program, our qualified volunteer pilots provide young students with a flight in a small airplane, totally free of charge. Following their flight, the students are given access to valuable online flight training resources, also provided at no cost to the student. 


Recently, our EAA Chapter was given the opportunity to expand our program with a Young Eagles Aeronautical Center of Technology.  As a result of the generosity of many local individuals and businesses, construction is nearly completed on the new facility at the Indy South Greenwood airport. With our new Aeronautical Center of Technology, we will expand our reach even further in the Indianapolis and central Indiana area.