The Experimental Aircraft Association – Chapter 932 is pleased to announce the start of our EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly program.
Do you know a young person (between the age of 8 and 17) who would be interested in learning more about aviation and would like to be involved with the hands-on building and flying of a radio controlled model airplane?
EAA Chapter 932 from Wonder Lake, Illinois is starting an EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly program. The bi-weekly sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Galt Airport. The program will last approximately 8 sessions. There is no cost to participate.
The sessions will kick-off on November 4th.
The participants will be introduced to airplanes and aviation as well as radio controlled model airplanes. Each session will include a short lesson on different aspects of aviation and then move on to the students actually building an EAA eKadet LT-40 radio controlled model airplane. They will also be able to spend time learning to fly an r/c airplane on a flight simulator. Once the eKadet is completed, the students will have the opportunity to try their hand at flying the model under the guidance of an instructor pilot.
We have 10 spots available for this first session of the program. They are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. If you know a young person who may be interested in joining or simply want more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly Program provides kids with the opportunity to be involved in a program where they can physically build a model airplane that they can fly. The goals for 2021-22 are to enroll 10 interested youths into the program by October 2021 with students “graduating” within 3 months having completed the construction of a remote-controlled airplane and to offer students two separate sessions over the Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. The chapter has established a partnered relationship with a local club of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) to offer additional support to these young aviators. Kids will learn about how airplanes are built, what makes an airplane fly, and how to control an airplane. All of this is accomplished by fun activities at the airport.
EAA 932 is a grassroots organization that fosters aviation interest and participation through community outreach. With the help of volunteers, the EAA Young Eagles (YEs) Program is one that inspires and introduces young people to career paths such as aviation, engineering, aircraft mechanic, air traffic control, and aerospace. One objective of Chapter 932 is to expand the current YEs program by implementing a year-round Build and Fly program which provides hands-on build projects and year-round science/aviation education for engaged youth free of charge. This type of educational program addresses the need for accessible opportunities for young people to explore their curiosities and interests in aviation at a young age that can eventually lead to a worthwhile career path, many with opportunities outside of a traditional 4-year college.