Please read before registering your child.
We can only fly children over the age of 8 and under the age of 18. I am sure your seven year old is big/ mature/ responsible/ a genius but the age limits are insurance related and not flexible. If you have an 18 year old who is interested in flying, please contact the chapter and we will see if it is possible to hook them up to an Eagles flight.
Kids fly at the pilot in commands discretion...
Frightened, ill or ill-behaved kids can be problematic if not outright dangerous in an airplane. Anyone of these conditions can suck the fun right out of the whole experience both for the kids and adult volunteers. If your child is clearly ill or clearly terrified we will not fly them. It is best to let them fly another day when they can enjoy it. If you have a child who has real apprehensions about flying, please talk to us. We may be able to help get them over it and it may take several rallies before they actually feel they can get into an airplane. The rally is not a place to force the issue. If you have a child with a chronic medical condition or physical condition, please let us know. We will do our very best to get them into the air.
99 out of every 100 kids are fine. The hundredth is a behavioral nightmare that can ruin the experience for everyone around them. Please instruct your child to be on his/her best behavior. This includes being courteous to their fellow participants, the ground crew, the pilots and obeying all instructions given them on the ground and in the air. We are used to the kids being a little hyped up and distracted, but kids who are being rude or won't follow instructions will not fly.
To those staying on the ground - Siblings, Parents, Cousins, Grandparents, Friends and Fairy God Mothers..
Airport operations areas are fraught with hazards by their nature. Accidents tend to be messy, involve lots of paperwork and cleaning supplies. Please stay out of the flight area unless you are escorted by one of the ground volunteers or a pilot. Parents, please keep control of younger siblings. On average they will enjoy looking at the planes for about as long as it takes for you to turn your back. Tot wrangling is not part of our organizational setup. Kids running amok are not only a safety issue, but they annoy the fixed base operators who are kind enough to host us. We will generally ask once or twice to "round 'em up", but if the tyke has that much energy we are going to suggest taking them out of the FBO's operational area.
Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to flying your Young Eagle