Due to the weather the flights are canceled.
Saturday, January 26, 2019
8:00 Coffee Talk
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Activities & Young Eagle Flights & CAF Rides
Waukesha County Airport
2525 Aviation Dr.
Waukesha, Wi 53188
Take your aerial passion to new heights with EAA Yound Eagles offering FREE airplane rides to children ages, 8 - 17 (first come/first served, weather permitting). New this year - The Commemorative Air Force- WI Wing will be selling rides in their WWII trainer, the SNJ. Be briefed with instructor-led flight simulator lessons, museum tours, weather education and more!
EAA Chapter 18 Milwaukee will be holding a Young Eagles Rally on Saturday, January 26, from 10 am to 2 pm at Waukesha County Airport, during which kids ages 8 to 17 can experience aviation through free airplane rides.
This rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to interest young people in aviation. Pilots volunteer their time and aircraft so flights can be provided free of charge for interested young people ages 8 to 17. 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, which lasts about 20 minutes, 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 http://www.youngeagles.org/.
Those interested in attending the flight rally on January 26 are asked come to the main terminal building at Waukesha County Airport, 2525 Aviation Drive, Waukesha, to register starting at 9:00 am. Parent/guardian signature is required on the registration form. This event will be held weather permitting. Additional information can be found on Facebook at Chapter 18 Young Eagles and at www.18.eaachapter.org
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
How old do I need to be to participate?
Between the ages of 8 and 17 as of the day of the rally.
How long is the flight?
About 20 minutes once you are in the plane until you are back on the ground.
Is there a cost?
No, this event is free of charge and is intended to introduce kids to aviation. Everyone involved is a volunteer, and pilots not only donate their time, but also the cost to fly. Be sure to thank the pilots and volunteers!
Is the pilot licensed?
Yes, every pilot is licensed and a current member of EAA, with up to date license, medical and airworthy airplane. The event is part of the EAA Young Eagles program and follows all applicable rules and guidelines, available at www.eaa.org/youngeagles .
What if it is snowing, raining or too windy?
The event is weather dependent and safety is the first concern. If there is questionable weather, the event will be postponed or cancelled.
Can I walk out to the airplane with my child?
For safety reasons, unless you are accompanied by a ramp safety volunteer, no one except the pilot, event volunteers and Young Eagles are allowed on the ramp.
Can my child take pictures?
Yes! We encourage kids to take cameras along on the flight. We have volunteers taking pictures and these will be available on our Facebook page “Chapter 18 Young Eagles.”
Can I request my kids fly together or separate?
Every effort will be made to accommodate requests for participants to fly together, but in order to do so it may result in a longer wait time. If there is a long waiting list, we will not be able to accommodate special requests.
I got here long before someone else, but they got to fly before my child – why?
Due to the size and capacity of different airplanes, participants may not necessarily be called in the order registered. Young Eagles are assigned based on size, weight, and number of passengers the pilot and aircraft can accommodate. It is at the pilot’s discretion to adjust the number of passengers and seating location in order to ensure safety.
Please note that Young Eagles rally volunteers, participating pilots, and airport personnel may refuse participation in the event for any reason.
For more information, visit:
Chapter 18 Young Eagles Facebook Page
The Commemorative Air Force Wisconsin Wing is proud to offer you the opportunity to experience flying in one of our authentic WWII aircraft. Come experience the sensation of a bygone era from the cockpit of our North American SNJ-5, $300 (flexible date, if needed).
Formed in 1931, the Waukesha Aviation Club (WAC) is one of the oldest organizations in the State of Wisconsin in continuous service to aviation. The Club founded the Warren S. O'Brien/Crites Field Museum, filled with information about the Waukesha County Airport/Crites Field and aviation in Wisconsin. The Club meets monthly for a Coffee Talk in the Airport Terminal, where members share stories of their flying adventures and current events in aviation. Members are also very active in volunteer efforts to support the Wings Over Waukesha air show and other important events. For more information, visit the Waukesha Aviation Club on Facebook or contact Dennis at 414-305-0565.