One of the goals of the Airdrie Flying Club is to promote aviation within our community. One of the most successful ways is to promote
flying amongst the youth; they gain an understanding of what makes an airplane fly, what's involved with becoming a pilot, and most
importantly, experiencing a flight in a small airplane first hand.
In previous years, the AFC, and its predecessor, ACCOTA participated in the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)'s Young Eagles
program. Founded by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1992 as a means to introduce young people, ages 8-17 to the joy of
flight with the opportunity to fly a real plane. Offered free of charge, the success of the Young Eagles program is due to the
generosity of pilots around the world. The lofty goal of flying 1-million Young Eagles before celebrating the 100 years of manned
powered flight on December 3, 2003 was met with huge success.
We're always looking for an excuse to give kids their first flight. We welcome you to contact the AFC if you think your child,
grandchild or children's group qualifies. Interested in a Eagle flight? Send an email to: