EAA Chapter 237 members believe that the future of General Aviation is in the hands of our young people. That is why we work hard to promote aviation activities that involve our children and young adults. This includes organizing EAA-sanctioned Young Eagles events and providing scholarships to the EAA Air Academy at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. We even have 'pedal planes' for the smaller kids (young eaglets) at each of our Young Eagles events. Our goal is to make every aviation event family-friendly. Below you will find more information about our youth activities.
Each year our chapter provides a one-week youth camp scholarship for at least two young people at the EAA Air Academy in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. By doing so we invest in our future career pilots for both general aviation as well as commercial aviation.
One our our early scholarship recipients continued her aviation career and is now a pilot for a major airline. Here is a picture of airline pilot Sara Borg and her proud father Jim Borg (a chapter 237 member) on the flight deck when she flew her parents on a trip to California.
For more information about available EAA Youth Camp scholarships please click here.
Click here for more information on all of EAA's Youth Education Scholarships.
The EAA Young Eagles is a program launched in 1992 to give interested young people (ages 8 - 17) an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of EAA member volunteers. Our chapter either hosts or participates in several Young Eagles events each year. Here are links to additional information.
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University Avenue School - Our chapter has an educational working relationship with a nearby STEM-based K-12 school. The school children take regular tours of the Anoka County Airport which includes a lunchtime visit to our chapter building. At that time they learn about what EAA is and about the opportunity to take a Young Eagles flight. Click on the picture below to learn more about this local school.