Expect to see over eighty youth, ages eight to seventeen from charitable organizations throughout Santa Barbara County, take flight behind the controls of an airplane.

The morning will begin with a flight briefing and a lesson in aerodynamics followed by

a Young Eagle’s first flight. The youth are allowed to fly as much as they want (excluding take off and landing.) The new aviators will be given pilot logbooks and a certificate for ground school, (donated by Sporty’s Pilot Shop.) The pilots of EAA Chapters 527 and 491 donate their time, planes, and money in order to give these Young Eagles a view of the world they have never seen before.

For aviation enthusiasts it will be a unique display of aircraft. Piper Arrows, Cessna 140’s, Piper Cubs and Aeroncas will fill the sky as youth go up with one attitude and come down with another.

A lunch of hotdogs and hamburgers will be served thanks to the generous donation of American Charities.

Participating non-profit organizations this year are: A Different Point of View, American Charities, CADA-Youth Services (Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse), Daniel Bryant Treatment Center .

To learn more about the EAA and the Young Eagles Program please contact:

Carl Hopkins, President, EAA – Santa Barbara Chapter – 805.967.2943

Media are welcome at this event and may ride in the back of an airplane with a Pilot and Young Eagle. Contact Carl Hopkins.


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