PACOIMA, Calif. – The 10,000th young person is to get a free “Young Eagles” airplane ride from the pilots of Chapter 40 of the Experimental Aircraft Association based at Whiteman Airport will be on Saturday, November 26, 2022.
There are scheduled to be about 75-85 flights provided on that day to kids between 8 through 17.
All kids are invited to discover the gift of flight, and the rides are entirely paid for by the pilots.
The “Young Eagles” is an EAA National Program, and Chapter 40 has been providing these complimentary introductory flight experiences on the 4th Saturday of every month at San Fernando Valley’s Whiteman Airport since 1992 (except on Christmas Day or Eve).
Young Eagle events start at 10:30 a.m. and run until about 2 p.m.