Young Eagles Program at Buchanan Field Airport

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  • Admission: Free
  • Location:
    Buchanan Field Clubhouse 200
  • 180 Buchanan Field Rd
  • Concord, CA 94520
  • Time:
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Young Eagles program is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association. It is designed to expose young people, ages 8 through 17, to aviation by providing free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced EAA member pilots.

Throughout the year individual EAA members give Young Eagle rides to kids they know. Concord's EAA chapter at the Buchanan Field Airport, also hold Young Eagle Rallies where many kids come to get their first airplane ride and are matched up with pilots.

EAA393 Young Eagle flights take place in a wide variety of aircraft types and sizes. The itinerary of each flight can vary depending upon the preferences of the individual pilot and child. Most flights are in an aircraft that carries from one to three passengers. Young Eagles flights usually last from 20 to 45 minutes.

Most pilots allow the child to steer the airplane.

Parents are given the chance to meet with their child's pilot before the flight.

All Young Eagle rides are given by licensed private or commercial pilots, in aircraft that have been inspected and certified by the FAA.

For more information, visit the EAA Chapter 393 website at