EAA Headquarters – June 7, 2007 – On July 31, 1992, EAA launched the Young Eagles program with a series of flights at EAA Oshkosh ’92. On that first day, seven volunteer pilots flew 11 young people, making them the first entries in the World’s Largest Logbook.
Since then, more than 40,000 volunteer pilots have provided flight experiences for more than 1.3 million young people worldwide.
This year, at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2007, EAA will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Young Eagles with an anniversary celebration in the EAA Air Venture Museum’s Eagle Hangar. The event will be held on Wednesday, July 25 and is open to any Young Eagles pilot, volunteer or supporter. Best of all, admission is free!
The Young Eagles celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with a reception followed by a formal program at 7 p.m. Live music from “Redline 7000”, which features EAA Board Member Jack Harrington, will cap the evening.
The event will give volunteers a chance to meet aviation notables and former Young Eagles who are now actively involved in aviation. The program will also include the annual Young Eagle award presentation and a look back at how the Young Eagles program began.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be available as well as a cash bar. Seating is limited and reservations are required. If you are planning to be at Oshkosh, make sure you reserve your spot today!
The group, Redline 7000, will perform at the Young Eagles 15th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, July 25.