The Whiteside County Airport and Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 75 will host a Young Eagles Flight Rally featuring a chance for youths between the ages of 8-17 to explore aviation. Children will be given a short introduction to airplanes and a free airplane ride lasting approximately 15 minutes. Pilots will explain how airplanes work. Best of all it is FREE!

Online Registration Information:
Please register your youngsters between the ages of 8-17 for a FREE Young Eagles Flight ahead of time clicking the “Flight Registration” button below with the available time slots at 8:30am - 10am, 10:00am - 11:30am, 11:30am - 12:00pm. There are # seats per time slot. Be sure you’re on location 15-20 minutes before your scheduled flight. Walk-ins are welcomed, but will be added to a standby list. If this is not your child’s first Young Eagles flight, be sure to bring their log book from their previous flight and present it when you check-in.

EAA Contact Information:
Bob Thomas, EAA Chapter 75 Young Eagles Coordinator
Email: Bob_Thomas@ajg.com
Website: http://www.eaa75.com/index.shtml
Website: http://www.facebook.com/EAA75/


Here’s how your flight will go:

  1. On the ground
    Your pilot explains what will happen during the flight. You may talk about the airplane, review an aeronautical chart (or map), and complete a careful “walk-around” preflight inspection of the airplane.

  2. Just before takeoff
    Your pilot explains the interior of the airplane, including the operation of the aircraft door, safety belts, and instrument panel.

  3. In the air
    The flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. And, if you want, your pilot may let you take the controls!

  4. Back on the ground
    There’s more time for you to ask questions about the flight. Your pilot is happy to tell you more about flying and his or her particular airplane.

You also get an official Young Eagles logbook with a personal code to activate your free EAA Student Membership and Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course.

The EAA will send your child follow-up information about our free on-line ground school course, details regarding other youth aviation programs, and information about EAA scholarships.