Young Eagles and Eagle Flights

EAA Chapter 162 is a proud supporter of the Young Eagles program. We typically hold two events a year usually at Smyrna (MQY) airport, one in the spring and one in the fall. One of these will satisfy all the requirements for the Boy Scout merit badge.

John Beam is our Young Eagles coordinator.

The next rally will likely be in the November 2020 timeframe starting at 8:30 am at the Smyrna Airport (MQY) Holingshead Aviation located on the West side of the airport. We are no longer using parent permission slips. Registration is now online and must be completed before the event. Here is the registration link: 

We always need plenty of volunteers will be needed to ensure a successful event - especially pilots and airplanes. Ideally, we want to give each participant a "front seat" experience, which translates to one Young Eagle per flight, but we can fly up to three per airplane should resources become a factor. If you have never flown a Young Eagle, this will be a great opportunity to put your name in the "books". Additional details and requirements can be found at the following links:

EAA Chapter 162 Aviation Merit Badge Program Guidelines

Ground support volunteers will also be a critical part of this event.  Duties include check-in, ground school, flight line safety, refreshments, printing certificates, photography, and matching youths to planes and pilots.  Many of you have served in the past and are aware of the little details that will make this a fun and stress-free experience for kids and adults alike. Please don't hesitate in making your thoughts known.

If you have kids who would like to fly as Young Eagles, please contact John Beam.

Eagle Flights

EAA Chapter 162 participates in the Eagle Flight program which provides introductory flights for adults. Eagle flights are handled on a one-on-one basis. Please contact Eagle Flight coordinator, John Beam to request an Eagle Flight.

To qualify for an Eagle Flight the person must be 18 years of age or older and be serious about learning to fly. Participants will receive a free, six-month EAA membership after the completed Eagle Flight registration form is received by the EAA Eagle Flights Office.

Pilots conducting Eagle Flights must be current EAA members, carry a minimum of $100,000 per seat liability insurance, and meet the same pilot requirements as for the Young Eagles program. Detailed requirements are listed in the Young Eagles and Eagle Flight PIlot Guidelines document below.

Download Eagle Flight Registration Form

Download Young Eagles and Eagle Flight Pilot Guidelines