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Come Fly With the Young Eagles!

You're high up in the sky, you're soaring at 500 mph, the wind is in your hair... ok, there's no wind flying through your hair, but your head will definitely be in the clouds. Take a ride with the Young Eagles and view the world at racing speeds!

Young Eagles - The Flight Experience

If your goals include learning how to kickflip, winning the lottery and flying an airplane, then look no further than the Young Eagles, cuz they can make at least one of your dreams come true! The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) launched the Young Eagles program to introduce young peeps to the world of aviation, especially by taking them on an awesome airplane ride. So far, 1.1 million kids and teens from all over the world have taken to the skies in helicopters and fighter jets and everything inbetween! The flights are conducted by a licensed pilot, are free of charge and last about 20 minutes. Before take-off, you'll get a cool tour of the plane and learn how everything works, and receive an offical Young Eagles certificate upon landing. Oh, did we mention the flights are free?

Young Eagles - A Career in Aviation

If you're interested in a career in aviation, then joining the Young Eagles program is the first step in the right direction. Here's just a few of the fields that you can head into!
  • Pilots - Flying for a living - does it get any cooler? With the right license, training and certification, you could be a major airline pilot, a helicopter pilot or a pilot instructor.
  • Aircraft Manufacturing - From Boeings to Cessnas, you could build the airplanes of tomorrow!
  • Airlines - An airline career isn't limited to pilots and flight attendants. You can work as a ticket agent, flight dispatcher, cargo handler, ground attendant or sky cap (someone who helps passengers with their luggage). The list goes on and on.
  • Young Eagles - Did U Know?

  • Harrison Ford, AKA Indiana Jones, is an experienced pilot and the chairman of the EAA Young Eagles program.
  • One of the many programs offered by EAA is Kidventure. You'll get to participate in dozens of aviation activities like making a model rocket, trying out one of the flight simulators and meeting famous pilots!
  • You can start flight training at any age, but you have to be at least 16 to solo a powered airplane, and 17 to receive your Private Pilot certificate.
  • To get your certificate, you need a minimum of 40 hours of training (20 with a trainer and 20 solo), but most peeps take 60-80 hours.
  • To go for a high-flying ride with the Young Eagles, drop them an email at youngeagles@eaa.org and they'll find a volunteer pilot near you. Head to the offical Young Eagles website to get all the 411!

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    What Type of Aircraft Would You Like to Fly?

    • Helicopter.
    • Ultralight.
    • Spacecraft.
    • Jet fighter.

    Dear Dish-It In The Forums

    rainbowpoptart
    rainbowpoptart posted in Friends:
    I think having 1 to 3 good/best friends plus multiple "normal friends" is pretty healthy. That way, you have a select amount of people you can confide in about problems if your parents are momentarily unavailable or if you're uncomfortable speaking with your parents about the problem, as well as some people you can have conversation with every now and then. Having friends is great, but I personally think that bonding with too many or not enough people isn't exactly... good. To choose, though, I would rather have a few close friends than many non. :P
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    Error44
    Error44 posted in Friends:
    I have no sister,,ohh but I have 2 Brothers
    reply about 9 hours
    Error44
    Error44 posted in Friends:
    "thrt105" wrote:I have ALOT of friends. I used to have one BFF but she ditched me. After that, I couldn't trust people. I started making more friends so someone would be there for me and I would be there for them. Now, I don't have a BFF. Just a ton of close friends, which I like. But I don't know if I made the right choice of doubting everyone or not.Thank you my friend, maybe fear of being ignored causes this reaction from us but as we know having friends is always good and no one can deny it.I am sure you will find who you are looking for, give yourself some time.It will be fine.
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    Pink_Cool_Girl
    Pink_Cool_Girl posted in Style:
    Ahh, ok
    reply about 16 hours
    rainbowpoptart
    rainbowpoptart posted in Style:
    ice ice baby and if that doesn't work then you should probably see a doctor
    reply 1 day