Big Bear Airport Young Eagles Program
Call Roger Schmidt at 909-547-0832 for more information.
The Young Eagles program is held at the Airport and flys on the second Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., May through September. This is a wonderful experience for young flyers.
The Young Eagles program was started by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in an effort to stimulate interest in aviation for young people. Children between the ages of 8 and 17 are offered a free airplane ride around the Big Bear area by pilots from the Pilot’s Association. Pilots must be a member of the Pilot’s Association and
the EAA in order to participate in this program. We have run this program for five years and have flown thousands of children.
Each child will be given a preflight review of the basics of flight and the main parts of an airplane prior to the flight. No appointments are necessary, but each child must be accompanied by a parent or adult who must sign a release of liability for the child and can then take pictures of the happy flyer after their flight.
Due to inclement weather at times in Big Bear, Young Eagles flights may be cancelled at short notice.
For further information on this program call Roger Schmidt at (909)547-0832.
For additional background information and activity suggestions log on to the Young Eagles web site at www.youngeagles.org.