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 https://www.youngeagles.com/.
Young Eagles is an example of public benefit aviation.
I (John Goerzen) am a volunteer pilot for Young Eagles.
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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.