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A cold front had moved through the Leesburg, Florida area on Friday night and that caused the wind to pipe up the next morning with a forecast of higher gusty winds as the morning progressed.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - (November 27, 2018) - EAA Young Eagles now have an additional resource to discover more about the world of flight, as GLIDERBOOKS Academy online soaring school is offering free glider courses for all young people who have flown in the Young Eagles program.

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (March 13, 2018) — A milestone was reached by the Experimental Aircraft Association on March 8, as 50,000 Young Eagles have now taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their EAA Young Eagles flights.

Meet the Aeroshell Aerobatic Team and Other Celebrity Aviators while Supporting Youth in Aviation

Bend, Ore – Precise Flight, Inc. and GlobalParts.aero are partnering to host ‘Osh for a Cause,’ a benefit for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Young Eagles program at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25th during EAA AirVenture 2017.

Marks 25th Anniversary of Young Eagles Program

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (June 6, 2017) — With the goal of introducing and inspiring young kids to the world of aviation, the sky is no longer the limit because of the Experimental Aircraft Associations Young Eagles program. For the past 25 years, the program has been dedicated to giving kids ages 8-17 their first flight, free of charge. This year, International Young Eagles Day - a day focused on flying kids beyond Young Eagles year round - is celebrated on Saturday, June 10th.

Grass-roots initiative introduces millions of kids to the possibilities of flight; Former chairmen including Harrison Ford, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger and Jeff Skiles join current chairman Sean D. Tucker, in encouraging kids to take a Young Eagle flight in 2017.

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (Sept. 9, 2016) — What started in 1992 as a program to introduce kids to flight has evolved 25 years later into an aviation movement powered by the world’s largest volunteer air force. The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, a milestone year that began with the flight of the 2 millionth Young Eagle by former Young Eagles Chairman (2004-2009) and celebrated actor Harrison Ford at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July.

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin - (June 24, 2016) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. company, has renewed its commitment and its sponsorship for EAA’s Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, one of aviation’s premier events in support of youth aviation education programs.

Former Young Eagle Brendan Robinson, who received a Harrison Ford Flight Training Scholarship just last year, is now a sport pilot after passing his checkride on May 29. Robinson, EAA 1047746, graduated from Chilton High School, Wisconsin, only a week earlier and took his checkride in a Piper J-3 Cub: “My favorite airplane,” he wrote.

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA, DECEMBER 13, 2012 – Bruce’s Custom Covers announced today its donation of a custom fitted aircraft cover to the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for its 2013 sweepstakes Stearman Model 75 biplane. This iconic aircraft will be fully restored and awarded to one lucky contest winner following its display at the annual AirVenture Fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.