When are Young Eagles events held?
We host Young Eagles flight events each month, usually on the second Saturday. The flights begin at 9 am, if the weather permits and end when everyone has flown, unless weather requires that we end sooner. No "Walk-ins" after 10:30 am, please. We do not schedule "rain dates". Check the QPA Young Eagles Facebook page here for the latest information.
Where do the flights take place?
Quakertown Airport, located between Quakertown and Milford Square, PA. The main building is located at the south end of the airport driveway and has attached parking. Click here for map.
What is the age range for Young Eagles?
Young Eagles program is intended for girls and boys least 8 years old who have not reached their 18th birthday.
How long do the flights last?
The flights normally last for 15 - 20 minutes, with a preflight walk-around of the airplane of five minutes or so. Waiting time depends on the number of visitors and aircraft available.
Do we need to make a reservation?
Reservations or notification is not required for individual Young Eagles. Groups of five or more Young Eagles should contact our Young Eagles Coordinator to schedule a mutually agreeable date. They can be reached by email at YoungEagles@quakertownpilots.org A registration form signed by a parent or guardian is required for each flight. Forms will be available on the event day. Young Eagles attending as part of a group are reminded to have these forms when they arrive, Contact our coordinator so forms can be sent to you in advance.
Our group would like to attend, is this OK?
Yes. We are glad to have groups attend, and this event has become a favorite for some church, scout and "Y" groups. Please make sure you bring adequate adult supervision. Contact the Young Eagles Coordinator for details. YoungEagles@quakertownpilots.org A registration form signed by a parent or guardian is required for each flight. Young Eagles attending as part of a group are reminded to have these forms when they arrive, contact our coordinator so forms can be sent to you in advance.
How should Young Eagles dress for their flight?
Dress appropriately for the season. Airplanes tend to be hot in the summer and cold in the winter until they are airborne. Don't expect to find shade and airports are open areas with wind and prop blasts. No shoes with skate wheels, "wheelies". There is a waiting area inside, although we find everyone tends to congregate near the fence!
Can we return?
We only provide a single ride per event, but are very glad to have returning Young Eagles. We have had several who have been with us 8-10 times!
What else might we expect?
Expect to have fun! And, be educated! Bring your camera! This is a family event. Our pilots have as much fun as the kids!
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