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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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    "SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? It's really nice that your mother supports it, that always helps!! I'm glad that your family enjoys his company as well. Being 16 while he's 20 is alright. It's a slight odd age gap. But, I think as long as you both are ready, it's alright. Make sure you're mature and safe with your choices though. Personally, I think you should wait until you're closer to at least, 17. But, as long as you two are smart about what you're doing, it should be alright when it come around to it.
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    fitta
    "Shygirl15" wrote:I really like this boy in my second period class but i dont know how to tell him because he knows that im transgender do whatever makes you feel comfortable or just wing it and tell him and if he tells you something because you're trans forget about him! He doesn't deserve you. But it's totally okay if you want to play it safe and not go up to him. You do you. :3 
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    fitta
    "SatanslilDemon" wrote: Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice??? i suggest you wait i mean you are going to be 16 that's way too young to be dating someone who is 4/5 years older than you,no? You can still talk to him when it comes to your anxiety attacks and all of that because I have those too every night so I know how it feels, but maybe you should wait. But at the end of the day it's your decision I'm just here to give advice 
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    SatanslilDemon
    Ok so I have a dilemma. I really, and I mean really like this guy. He's considerate of my mental wellbeing and health, plus he's really funny and sweet. He's respectful, loyal, and his hugs are the best ever(he's like a foot and 4 inches taller than me). the dilemma is, he'stwentyandI'mfifteenturningsixteensoon.... I'm not gonna even ask about dating him until i'm sixteen but I've called him in total anxiety attack crying my eyes out and he calmed me down and made me laugh, and I invited him to come see a choir performance so he spent the day with me... My mom ships us... but I'm a little worried because of the age difference  and experience difference and just, I don't want to miss the chance of being with him because of it. ​  any advice???
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    SmartSunnyShadow
    I feel like that too. My best friend will always hang out with her 'new friends' that I have a really bad opinion about. My friend will treat me rudely all the time and sometimes make fun of me with her friends. But, when I needed her the most in my life, she was there for me, and I told her how I felt. She says that she just wants to hang out with more people and apologized, people can be a little teasy at times.  Also, after seeing each other for a long time, people make new friends and start hanging out with them more, it doesn't mean that she doesn't like you.  This may be different for you, but just tell her about it, she will have to know you feelings at one point.  Hope I helped you. 
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