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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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    F1123867932546

    What Type of Aircraft Would You Like to Fly?

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

    Dear Dish-It In The Forums

    LittleHeartz
    LittleHeartz posted in Friends:
    I know it can be quite embarrassing sometimes when you want to invite your friends on this site. But just give it a try. Tell them about the cool features we get and tell how fun you have and stuff. I am sure if they really take your opinion seriously, they won't bother about the name 'kidzworld'. In my school, everybody think that kidzworld is a cool site and stuff.  :)
    reply about 16 hours
    trinityac
    trinityac posted in Friends:
    Sadly she isn't your friend... you should make new ones because she is fake
    reply 1 day
    trinityac
    trinityac posted in Friends:
    I understand and agree as well. I was worried my friends would think of me differently when I first started out on this and I waited for almost a year before showing it to them. They surprisingly thought it was cool because it was like a "beginner" social media.  
    reply 1 day
    partydiva01
    partydiva01 posted in Friends:
    Dear dish it, my friend first met eachother on the first day of kindergarten we sat next to one another and we became close. we were BFF's throughout 1st to 2nd grades. then, the second grade teacher realized there were alot of kids in the class. and same w the 3rd grade teacher. so, we had to have a split class. my friend was in the split. I was not. It all seemed like the teachers were doing somthing... weired. all the girls (well, almost there were only 6 girls on one half) were in the split. and all the boys were in regular . AND YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WAS WEIRED! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( all the boy BFF's and the girl BFF's were SPLIT. me and my friend,kids named Nia & Georgia, Isaac& Ethan, and more. it was so sad for all of us.2 months later, I got homschooled. 2 years later im back in public with my 4th grade self. everything had changed. a bunch of people were obsessed w\ a girl my age named kassidy. im neighbors w\ kassidy and she is REALLY cool and nice. but the whole I  [s:sm3/1jw1] kassidy crew got mean. if I asked them to play they would say. "If Kassidy is playing I will" or I would want to be parteners with kassidy on something and they would freak out. anyway jasmine NEVER invited my to anything, and I am trying to be nice to her ( ice cream money, homework help, comfort when sad, ect.) And not to mention I invited her to 3 things!!! on the bright side she came to 2 :thumbsup :thumbsup she also embarassed me by saying that she was moving I freaked out  because I cared about her and I would cry all the time. I even held onto her and said sadly, "PLEASE DON'T GO!!  :sad :sad . later i found out that she was not moving, she was going to CA for a vacation. even the teacher was in on it!! :mad :mad anyways, my parents told me that i should just let go of her. But i am not ready. HELP??? :e :e :e :e :e
    reply 5 days
    PittsburghPenguinsFanatic
    When I was a child I wanted glasses SOO bad, cuz I wanted to copy my mom and sister. And also, I thought they looked cool. I wear glasses now. I have had them for 2 years and honestly I don't mind them. Although, this year I am gonna pry get contacts for swimming better and stuff like that. But if you don't need glasses I wouldn't recommend wearing them. They're not bad, but trust me after a while you will pry not like them as much. But hey, that's my opinion. If you want to do it I'm not gonna stop you. Do what makes you happy in the long run. And tell your friends that they are non prescription if you don't need them, but still get some.
    reply 6 days