Free airplane rides for boys and girls ages 8-17. Flights will begin at 1:00 PM with registration closing at 4 PM. Enter the airport at Cedar Bridge Ave and proceed to the operations office, starting at 12:30 PM to register for their flight. A parent or guardian who can sign a required parental permission form at the time must accompany students. The New Jersey Aviation Education Council will also be on hand with aviation displays and learning stations.
The EAA Young Eagles Program was created in 1992 to interest young people in aviation. This is the 25th anniversary of the program. Since then volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. Since 2004 Chapter 315 has flown nearly 500 young people at local airports: Monmouth, Lakewood, and Old Bridge.
There is no charge for Young Eagle flights. Pilots taking part in the event are all volunteers and will be happy to explain more about the different airplanes involved. They will also demonstrate how pilots ensure that safety is the prime concern before every flight. The young people will learn what makes an airplane fly, what it takes to get a pilot’s license, and what career possibilities exist in the world of aviation. Even if the young people never pursue a pilot’s license, the EAA hopes to create friends of aviation.
Lakewood Airport, 1900 Cedar Bridge Avenue, Lakewood, NJ 08701