EAA Chapter 1611

Montgomery, NY

EAA Young Eagles

Founded in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane.

It's the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.

Today, the Young Eagles program has flown over 2 million kids with the help of EAA's network of volunteer pilots and ground volunteers


Are you 8-17 years old? Get ready to have the experience of your lifetime. Taste the wonder and freedom of flight that most people only dream about. First, read about what to expect on your first flight. Next, have parent or guardian contact us and let us coordinate a Young Eagles volunteer pilot who’ll schedule your flight. And it's all free thanks to generous EAA member volunteer pilots.


Your Young Eagles flight will last approximately 20 minutes. Here’s how your flight will go:

On the ground
Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.

Just before takeoff
Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.

In the air
The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!

Back on the ground
There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and his or her particular airplane.

You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

Learn more about the EAA Young Eagles Flight Plan

Visit EAA.org Young Eagles page for more detailed information. 


As always feel free to contact us directly. 


EAA "Flying Start" Event

EAA Young Eagles Event

We could use some additional volunteer pilots!

See our Facebook page for the next event dates.

Chapter Gatherings

Monthly Gathering:
3rd Thursday each Month
KMGJ Pilot Lounge
7:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Kevin Conklin, Chapter President:

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