Chapter 274 — Decatur, Illinois

Young Eagles

The Experimental Aircraft Association Loren Hodge Chapter 274 holds chapter fundraisers and each event includes Young Eagles Flights (YEF) which are free flights for kids ages 8-17.

The Young Eagle program is the largest youth aviation initiative and was designed to introduce kids to aviation. The volunteer pilots of Decatur EAA have hosted over 5,000 kids in Young Eagle flights in Decatur.

With over 85,000 EAA members and 35,000 volunteer pilots, EAA reached a major goal by flying the 2 millionth Young Eagle at Airventure Oshkosh 2016.