The Young Eagles program has been developed by the EAA Aviation Foundation
to welcome young people into the world of aviation. Aviation is exciting
and vital to our nation's future. Through this program children are offered
a safe and enjoyable flight that gives them new perspectives on the world
and life in general. Participation in the Young Eagles program will help
them understand that an individual's potential is unlimited.
What is EAA and the EAA Aviation Foundation?
The EAA is an international aviation membership association founded in
1953. More than 160,000 people belong to the EAA, with Chapters in all
50 states and many countries. Members are aviation enthusiasts of every
age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers,
business people, even astronauts. They enjoy all types of airplanes.
The Young Eagles Program is sponsored by the EAA Aviation Foundation, a
charitable non-profit organization dedicated to the discovery and
fulfillment of individual potential through personal flight.
For more information about the Young Eagles Program in general, visit
the official web site at:
Our Young Eagles coordinator with Sean Tucker, Young Eagles Program Chairman.
Chapter 196 Young Eagle Rallies
EAA Chapter 196 holds Young Eagle flights once a month. Flights take
place at Minute Man Air Field at 302 Boxboro Road in Stow, Massachusetts.
Rallies are normally held on the second Saturday of the month between
9 a.m. and noon. Pre-registration is
not required. Directions to the airport can be found
Year 2017 Schedule:
April 8 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
May 13 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
July 8 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
August 12 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
September 9 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
October 14 - 9:00 a.m. to noon
November 11 - noon to 3:00 p.m.
For additional information send an email to our
For last minute information, call our information phone line at
978-212-9196. Directions to the airport can be found
Reservations are not necessary, but if you would like to bring a
group, please contact our
so we can plan accordingly.
A Young Eagles airplane ride requires a parent or legal guardian's
signature on an original EAA Young Eagles registration form. We
always have plenty of registration forms available at the rally, but
we cannot make forms available online for home printing. If you are
bringing a group, or children without their parents, please contact our
at least a week in advance to have registration forms mailed to you.
Want to see what a Young Eagles Rally looks like? Then check out the
photo galleries from our most recent rallies:
Here's a fun project that kids can do before or after their Young Eagles
flight. It's a free, downloadable Piper J3 Cub that can be printed out on
your home computer and built. It's easy and fun to make, and it really
flies! Click on the image at the right for more information.