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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 being accepted for this Rally.  Please go to the link at the bottom of this page to register.


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.

If you have a youngster between the ages of 8 – 17, that would like to participate in our Fall 2017 Rally scheduled for October 7, 2017 you will be able to register here in  July 2017.



Registrations are now being accepted for the next Young Eagle Rally that is scheduled for October 7, 2017. 

Please click here to register for this Rally


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