Chapter 1279

French Valley Airport - Murrieta, CA

Young Eagles

In 1992, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) started a program called “Young Eagles”. The program was created to introduce young people, ages 8 through 17, into the world of General Aviation by providing a free plane ride.  These flights are offered through the generosity of local members of the EAA who volunteer their time and aircraft.

The program has maintained its popularity, in part, because of its simplicity.  A pilot and each Young Eagle conduct a preflight check of an airplane, focusing on how the airplane works and how pilots prepare to fly safely.  They then board the aircraft and take a brief (usually 15 to 20 minute) flight, where young people can discover more about the aircraft and the unique perspective from the sky.

Following the flight, each Young Eagle receives a certificate signed by the pilot and has his or her name entered in the “World’s Largest Logbook”, which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum and through the web site.

EAA Chapter 1279 (Murrieta) and Friends of the Fallbrook Community Airpark combine their efforts and conduct Young Eagle flight rallies twice a year at the Fallbrook Airpark.  The dates typically fall on a Saturday in the months of April and October. 

Information regarding the Young Eagles program may be found at   Answers to questions regarding our local program may be directed to our Coordinator, Peter Griffiths, at  or (951) 775-8909.



Posted September 14, 2018

The next Young Eagle Rally is planned for Saturday, October 6, 2018.  Registrations are now closed  for this event due to all available slots being filled.

We expect to schedule another Young Eagle Rally next April, so please check back for a firm date early next year. 


EAA Chapter 1279 April 28th, 2018 Young Eagle Rally Completed.

The EAA Chapter 1279's most recent Young Eagle Rally was held at the Fallbrook Airport on Saturday April 28th and was a very successful event with over 30 new Young Eagles and 3 Adult Eagles flown.  Pictures 
can be viewed and/or downloaded by clicking on "Photo Gallery" the link in the left column.


Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sep 29 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Saturday, Oct 6 at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday, Oct 27 at 10:00 AM - Monday, Oct 29 11:00 AM
Saturday, Nov 24 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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