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7 Reasons Why Every Pilot Should Fly For Young Eagles

This year EAA will hit the 2 million mark for Young Eagles flown; it's an awesome program to get involved in. Here are 7 reasons you'll love flying as a Young Eagles pilot.

1) You never know what kind of plane you might fly kids around in. This past weekend, Kyle flew over 30 Young Eagles in this Pilatus PC-12!

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2) You'll learn to put new personal limits on yourself when you fly with someone else's child in the plane with you.

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3) There's nothing comparable to seeing the reaction of a Young Eagle on their first ever flight.

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4) Who doesn't love the fly-in breakfast beforehand?

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5) It's a great way to meet like-minded pilots who love giving back, and paying forward, general aviation.

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6) Sometimes you'll land yourself a ride in one of the attending aircraft. Nick rode in a T-6 the past weekend!

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7) You might be the reason a kid chooses to become a pilot. It was true for me, and it's a story shared in common by many pilots.

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This past weekend, EAA Chapters 380 and 1342 flew over 75 kids during a fly-in rally in Grafton, North Dakota.

Want to learn more? Get involved with EAA's Young Eagles.

Swayne Martin

Swayne is an editor at Boldmethod, certified flight instructor, and an Embraer 145 First Officer for a regional airline. He graduated as an aviation major from the University of North Dakota in 2018, holds a PIC Type Rating for Cessna Citation Jets (CE-525), and is a former pilot for Mokulele Airlines. He's the author of articles, quizzes and lists on Boldmethod every week. You can reach Swayne at, and follow his flying adventures on his YouTube Channel.

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