Please see this link
for the National EAA Website for Young Eagles
Costs: None to the Young Eagles or their parents. The EAA
pilots cover most of the flying expenses by volunteering their time and
airplanes. Other sponsors and
supporters for this Rally include: the local EAA Chapter, Southeast
Minnesota Flying Club, Great Planes Aviation, Signature Flight Support, Rochester International
Airport and Majestic Tents of Rochester. (EAA stands for Experimental
Aircraft Association, http://eaa.org)
Initial Gathering Place: Rochester International Airport located
west of Highway 63, south of Rochester and north of I-90. Take the County
Rd 16 SW exit off Highway 63 to the west. Take the "General Aviation" turn-in that is just west
of the airline terminal turn-in. The tent will be located on the
airplane side of the fence, just before 7300 Brataas Drive SW (Signature Flight
Start Time: Please plan to arrive BETWEEN 8:30 AM and 1030 AM.
It will take about 1˝ hours from start to finish for each “Young
Eagle” and we would like to be finished by noon. In other words,
if you arrive at 8:30, you should be done by 10:00. Or, if you
arrive at 10:30, you should be done by noon. "First come, first served".
Sign In: Young Eagles (the kids to fly) will need their
Mom, Dad or Guardian to fill out and sign the Registration form, pick up
their log book and other freebees. We encourage parents to accompany
their Young Eagle during the rally (except for the flight).
Registration forms will be available at the rally, but you can save rally
time by downloading it and filling it out at home. Click hear
to download the registration form. (Don't mail
Ground Training: Young Eagles will get a short course from
pilots about what to expect on their flights, what makes airplanes fly,
how they are controlled and
answers to all their aviation questions. Actual airplanes will be used for
the ground training aids.
All of that education usually takes 10-15 minutes.
Airplane Ride: After that, the Young Eagles will go for their
ride, and are usually put into the next available seat unless they have a
preference (such as a friend or neighbor that is acting as a pilot). The
flights will last about 15 minutes.
Take Away: If this introduction to aviation inspires a Young
Eagle to do more, more is available - free to them. They will get a free
membership in EAA including online magazine and web access. Sporty's Pilot
Shop donates a free on-line flying course to every Young Eagle. Passing this
course provides the Young Eagle a a free flying lesson and then paths to
flight training scholarships.
The episode at the airport will probably be 1 - 1˝ hours, assuming the
pilots are keeping up with the number of Young Eagles.
Questions: You can send an email to YoungEagles@EAA100.org and it will
go to: Jim Owens (507-271-5775) and Dick Fechter.
Jim's cell is (507)
Dick's cell is (507) 272-5099
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