Young Eagles

Young Eagles is a program run by the EAA that offers free airplane rides to children ages 8-17. The Pilots involved in the program donate their time and the use of their aircraft, as well as cover all costs of the flights.

If you would like to find a flight for a child, or are a pilot that would like to volunteer, visit

Young Eagles is an example of public benefit aviation.

I (John Goerzen) am a volunteer pilot for Young Eagles.

I am a programmer, manager, hobbyist, advocate, volunteer, dad, and nature lover. I live out on an old farmstead in rural Kansas that once belonged to my grandparents. The nearest paved road is about 3 miles away, and the nearest town (population 600) is 7 miles away. I have three incredible children, which I might occasionally mention on my blog.