EAA's Young Eagles Program Ready to Welcome Thousands of Young People to Aviation in 2010

$1.8 million was raised during EAA AirVenture 2009 to support the programs that will provide the next generation of aviation consumers.

"Young people remain fascinated by flight and are eager to explore the sky through Young Eagles," said Steve Buss, Young Eagles executive director. "The number of pilots who credit their aviation inspiration to a Young Eagles flight is growing each year, and that's a credit to each of the volunteers who make it happen. We are looking forward to building on the success of 2009 and encourage all EAA member pilots to continue to seek out young people who may be interested in this unique program."

While Young Eagles are flown everyday throughout the year, EAA's International Young Eagles Day, the annual date specifically dedicated to flying Young Eagles, will this year be held on Saturday, June 12.

EAA embodies the spirit of aviation through the world's most engaged community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA's 160,000 members and 1,000 local chapters enjoy the fun and camaraderie of sharing their passion for flying, building and restoring recreational aircraft. For more information on EAA and its programs, call 800-JOIN-EAA (800-564-6322) or go to www.eaa.org.

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