Chapter 790

Lake In The Hills Airport (3CK), Lake In The Hills IL.

Young Eagles Overview

What’s this program about?
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly? Young Eagles don’t have to imagine what flying is like. You are invited to take to the skies and become a Young Eagle. Each Young Eagle becomes part of a special group of people who have shared in a common experience — the thrill of flying!

What do I have to do to become a Young Eagle?
If you are age 8 through 17, you and your parents or guardian should read through the brochure and complete a release/registration form before your flight. Once the form is ready, take it to your EAA pilot who will prepare you for your demonstration flight. You can ask your volunteer pilot as many questions as you like. In doing so, you’ll learn more about airplanes and the principles of flight. That’s all there is to it. It’s really that simple!

When are the 2017 Young Eagle flight dates and where do I go to fly? 

Our schedule for this year includes the following dates: 

May 6th, at Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm

June 3rd, at Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm

July 1st, Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm

August 5th, Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm

September 2nd, Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm

October 7th, Lake in the Hills, 8:30-12pm  

Our ability to fly will be weather dependent. You can check on the status of the rally by calling (847) 468-9437 beginning Friday evening.

 IMPORTANT! Be sure to have your parent or legal guardian sign the back (page 2) of the registration form. A friend's parent's or other adult's signature is not enough! It must be an authorized signature, so if you're not sure, ask another adult. Registration for each rally begins at 8:30 the morning of the event. Early registration is encouraged as flight slots will normally fill up quickly.

What will my flight be like?

First of all, your pilot will explain what you will do and see, including:

  • A description of the plane and basic aeronautics
  • A quick review of an aeronautical chart (a pilot's map) and identification of some of the points of interest you will look for during the flight
  • A description of the interior of the airplane, including the instrument panel.
Then, the pilot will begin the actual flight. This includes:
  • A complete, pre-flight inspection, or “walk around,” of the airplane to confirm that the aircraft is ready for flight.
  • Helping you buckle your seat belt and securing any cargo for flight
  • Proper start-up of the airplane, taxiing to the runway, and take-off!
You will see the earth and sky in a new and exciting way. You will experience the wonderful freedom of flight that many people only dream about. Most people remember this experience for the rest of their lives and you will, too!

What happens after the flight?
After your flight, your pilot will submit the completed registration form to the EAA, so you can:

  • Complete your registration as a Young Eagle
  • List your name in the world’s largest logbook on display at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, WI
  • List your name on the Young Eagles website logbook
  • Begin receiving the monthly Young Eagles electronic newsletter
  • Obtain additional information on other EAA and aviation activities
  • Receive information on scholarship programs administered by EAA

Please note, EAA does not sell or share your personal information to anyone else. Additionally, you can unsubscribe to (opt out of) the newsletter at any time.

Safety Reminders
Millions of people fly safely in airplanes every year. However, an airport is not a playground. Listen and follow instructions given by your pilot and follow these simple rules when you are around an airplane:

  • Stay away from the propellers
  • Listen carefully for instructions on entering and exiting the airplane
  • Do not touch any part of an airplane without the pilot’s permission
  • Stay with your pilot or ground crew at all times
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