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Chapter 1279
French Valley Airport
Murrieta, California
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The next Young Eagle Rally is scheduled for October 7, 2017. Reservations are now closed for this Rally - All available slots have been filled.


EAA Chapter 1279 April 15, 2017 Young Eagle Rally Completed.

The EAA Chapter 1279's most recent Young Eagle Rally was held at the Fallbrook Airport on Saturday April 15th and was a very successful event with over 35 new Young Eagles flown.

Pictures are now available for viewing or downloading from this website by clicking the link below.

Young Eagle Pictures

EAA Chapter 1279

Young Eagles Program

Sean Tucker

Sean D. Tucker Named Young Eagles Honorary Chairman


John Shablow assists Young Eagle 9-25-2004

 Young Eagles

In 1992, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) started a program called “Young Eagles”.  The program was created to introduce young people, ages 8 through 17, into the world of General Aviation by providing a free plane ride.  These flights are offered through the generosity of local members of the EAA who volunteer their time and aircraft.

The program has maintained its popularity, in part, because of its simplicity.  A pilot and each Young Eagle conduct a preflight check of an airplane, focusing on how the airplane works and how pilots prepare to fly safely.  They then board the aircraft and take a brief (usually 15 to 20 minute) flight, where young people can discover more about the aircraft and the unique perspective from the sky.

Following the flight, each Young Eagle receives a certificate signed by the pilot and has his or her name entered in the “World’s Largest Logbook”, which is on permanent display at the EAA AirVenture Museum and through the www.youngeagles.org web site.

EAA Chapter 1279 (Murrieta) and Friends of the Fallbrook Community Airpark combine their efforts and conduct Young Eagle flight rallies twice a year at the Fallbrook Airpark.  The dates typically fall on a Saturday in the months of April and October. 

Information regarding the Young Eagles program may be found at  www.youngeagles.org.   Answers to questions regarding our local program may be directed to our Coordinator, Peter Griffiths, at  peter.griffiths@roadrunner.com  or (951) 775-8909.



Sorry, effective immediately, registrations are now closed for the next Young Eagle Rally scheduled for October 7, 2017.  All available slots have been filled.

A Young Eagles Rally is planned for sometime in April 2018, so please check back for more information early next year.


Copyright 2017 - EAA Chapter 1279 - Contact: jtrapp@att.net  - Last updated 8/2/2017