Our scholarship recipients will be engaged in a variety of hands-on activities while staying at the EAA Air Academy Lodge in Oshkosh. Experienced aviation instructors help them delve into flight through studies, hands-on demonstrations, flight simulation, and other exciting activities. Additionally, each will get a ride in an airplane and a helicopter. Recognized by MSN Money as one of 10 summer camps “worth the money,” Air Academy provides the foundation for a lifelong love of aviation.
In order to attend the Air Academy one must be a Young Eagle, having taken an introduction to aviation free airplane ride with a member of EAA. The Truckee chapter is responsible for over 3,500 Young Eagle rides since 1992 when the Young Eagles program started. Nationwide, EAA volunteer pilots have flown over two million youths.
If your youngster would like a free airplane ride, come to our monthly pancake breakfast on the second Saturday of each month, or come to the Truckee Tahoe Air Show and Family Festival on July 8. If you plan to attend a breakfast please contact our Young Eagles Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to coming.
For further information, stroll around https://www.eaa.org/…/aviation-educatio…/eaa-youth-education or visit us at eaa1073.org. Like us on Facebook at Truckee EAA Chapter.