On Saturday, December 7, the San Marcos Chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) will host a Young Eagles event for local kids interested in aviation at the San Marcos Regional Airport. Slots are available for up to 20 students to participate in the event which includes a 30-minute discovery flight in an aircraft flown by an experienced EAA member. Students can also practice their flying skills on two state-of-the art Redbird flight simulators provided by Redbird Flight Simulations of Austin. Sign up here.
The event will take place at the Commemorative Air Force hangar which has a museum and aircraft on display. Students will have an opportunity to tour the museum and see the historic aircraft including the famous “That’s All Brother”, the Douglas C-47 which lead the Normandy invasion on D-Day in 1944.
Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages 8-17 their first free ride in an airplane. It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.
Today, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program. These flights are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers.