Young Eagles Rally


For more information contact:  

Cayla McLeod and/or Ryan Hunt





    Woodruff, SC  4/17/2018

  Young people ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies on Friday, June 8th, 2018, as Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapters 249 and 690 host a Young Eagles Flight Rally at Triple Tree Aerodrome.
    The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation.  Since the program was launched in 1992, Volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 2 million young people who reside in more than 90 countries. The only catch being that eager students must have a legal guardian sign a consent form before climbing into the wild blue yonder.
    "Aviation has always been part of my life. What greater way to share my passion than introducing others to aviation with a Young Eagles ride" said Ryan Hunt, co-coordinator for the event and the Young Aviators Fly-In.  "I was introduced to aviation with a Young Eagles ride almost four years ago. Now it’s my passion. I want to introduce other students to aviation, and we can do that with a Young Eagles rally" said Cayla McLeod, fellow co-coordinator of the rally and the Young Aviators Fly-In (June 8th-10th at Triple Tree Aerodrome).
    Pilots at the event will also explain more about their airplanes allowing young people to discover how airplanes work and how pilots ensure safety is the prime concern before every flight.
    Following the flight, each young person, will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.  Their name will then be entered into the "World’s Largest Logbook," which is on permanent display at the EAA Air Adventure Museum in Oshkosh, WI.  The Logbook is also accessible on the Internet at In addition to the Certificate, the new Young Eagle will be given a Logbook with an access code for a complete free online Flight Training course offered by Sporty's Pilot Shop.

    Other activities scheduled for the Rally include the Young Aviators Fly-In which will be taking place from Friday, June 8th - Sunday, June 10th at Triple Tree. Aviation colleges, seminars, remote control demos, night-airshows, formation flights, fishing, swimming, and free camping will also take place throughout the weekend. More details on this event can be found on Triple Tree's website (youngaviatorsflyin.php).
    Those attending the flight rally on June 8th are asked to arrive at the Triple Tree grounds (follow the signs for Young Eagle rides) around 11am to register for their flight. Again, a legal guardian must provide legal consent before the flight is conducted. Registration will close around 2pm.
    Additional information about EAA and the EAA Young Eagles program is available on the Internet.  Access to EAA's Home Page is available at  The Young Eagles web page is