Thanks to Truckee’s Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073 volunteers, children can experience a life altering event – flying!

Children ages 8-17 must have a parent/guardian sign them up at the EAA building at the airport on Saturday, July 23, for a flight to take place the next day, Sunday, July 24.

Each new Young Eagle receives a logbook with his/her flight entered into it along with a Young Eagle certificate, as these youngsters are proudly displaying after their ride! (See images below.)

Since 1994, EAA Truckee Chapter 1073 has introduced more than 5,000 local youths to the world of aviation through its monthly Young Eagles flights. Experienced pilots, some of whom are also flight instructors, volunteer one Saturday morning each month to fly kids ages 8 and older above the peaks of Truckee and North Tahoe…” Click here to read more.

The EAA Local Chapter 1073 pilots will give free airplane rides to kids on Sunday, July 24. Sign-up in advance at the EAA Building on Saturday, July 23 during the Air Show & Family Festival!

Flights are given free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA Chapter volunteers. EAA Chapter 1073 pilots have flown over 3,300 Young Eagles since the program started.