Young Eagles get ready for take off!

Get ready to celebrate all the Young Eagles out there!

Children can experience their first flight in an airplane FREE as part of the International Young Eagles Day.

The event is June 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Pittsburgh-Butler Regional Airport, 473 Airport Road, Butler, Pa. 16002

The Young Eagles program, launched in 1992, gives interested young people an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane.

Participants, ages 8 to 17, will need a form (available at the event) completed and signed by a parent or guardian before the flight. This form also enrolls the participant in the Young Eagles National Log Book, and provides him or her with a commemorative certificate afterward. There is no cost before or after the flight.

The flights, which begin with a “ground school” discussion of what makes an airplane fly and includes other educational elements, are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. , This event is sponsored by EAA Chapter 857.

The first ground school begins at 9:30 a.m. The in-air flight lasts between 15 and 20 minutes. The pilot might allow the participant to take the controls!

Hot dogs, hamburgers, and soda will be available for purchase at the event.

This is not a fly-in. The group’s planned Breakfast Fly-Ins are scheduled for August 13 and Sept. 10.

Learn more at the EAA Chapter 857 here: Chapter