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Learning about the world of aviation can start at any age — and we’ve designed AeroEducate for students K-12 — no matter where you are on your journey. Have fun with aviation-based activities that you can do at home or learn how to fly an airplane for real.

Experience The Magic of Aviation

Learning about the world of aviation can start at any age — and we’ve designed AeroEducate for students K-12 — no matter where you are on your journey. Have fun with aviation-based activities that you can do at home or learn how to fly an airplane for real.

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2023-06-17 Project Jackpot-Zenith CH-750 Youth Build

Youth project to assemble Zenith Cruzer CH-750 from a factory kit. The building project meets every Saturday in our hangar at Whiteman Airport. Time period is typically 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with work primarily performed between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Youth are primarily middle and high school students plus several special case grade school students. Attendance is typically 15 to 25 youth and 10 to 15 adults. Experienced EAA members serve as instructors and safety monitors.

JAN
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2024-01-13 EAA Breakfast

Full Breakfast! Young Eagles flights after breakfast. Membership meeting 2nd Tuesday of the month @ 6:30

JUL
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2024-07-27 Young Eagles Rally-Moline IL

EAA Chapter 1702 is hosting a Young Eagles Rally at Elliott Aviation located on the south side of the Quad Cities Airport. This event is open to the public. We welcome all volunteers who would like to help: Pilots wishing to flying Young Eagles and Ground Crew to assist in multiple areas. Please email chapter@eaa1702.org if you want to help! Registration for youth is on www.youngeaglesday.org

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2024-07-28 Fly-In and Drive-In

All you can eat breakfast, hot cakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, sausage gravy, fried potatoes ,fruit cocktail, coffee and orange juice. Free Young Eagles airplane for ages 8 to 17, weather permitting and pilots available.

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2024-08-10 Young Eagles Rally

Young Eagles Rally

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2024-08-10 Chapter 770 Aug YE Rally

Join in the excitement at the LRS Aviation Center/LLCC Hangar for our Aug Young Eagle Rally! Kids 8-17 will be offered a free airplane ride over the SPI area. The whole family can explore the facilities at the LRS Aviation Center which houses LLCC's Airframe & Powerplant program for airplane mechanics. Sit in various aircraft in the shop and manipulate the controls while learning how airplanes fly! Fun for the whole family! Rain date Sept 14th. Register at YEDay.org

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Explore all that the world of aviation has to offer while earning achievement badges to learn about different careers in flight. Start with the badge for your current grade level, even if you are a beginner with airplanes. AeroEducate is personalized for your age and learning level.

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Learn and Earn: AeroEducate’s Badging Program

Explore all that the world of aviation has to offer while earning achievement badges to learn about different careers in flight. Start with the badge for your current grade level, even if you are a beginner with airplanes. AeroEducate is personalized for your age and learning level.

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EAA AeroEducate Talon Badge
Grow Your Talons
Grades: K-2
EAA AeroEducate Aviore Badge
Soar Like Aviore
Grades: 3-5
EAA AeroEducate AeroPioneer Badge
Discover Your AeroPioneer Path
Grades: 6-8
EAA AeroEducate AeroExpedition Badge
Launch into AeroExpedition
Grades: 9-12
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EAA AeroEducate Talon Badge
Grow Your Talons
Grades: K-2
For the youngest of eagles, the Talon Badge is designed to introduce aviation with simple activities you can do from anywhere.
EAA AeroEducate Aviore Badge
Soar Like Aviore
Grades: 3-5
From learning about remote control aircraft to taking a free airplane ride with a local EAA chapter, the Aviore Badge helps you start learning about building and flying airplanes.
EAA AeroEducate AeroPioneer Badge
Discover Your AeroPioneer Path
Grades: 6-8
The AeroPioneer Badge helps students further explore aviation as a hobby or potential career path with RC airplane flying, summer camps, and Dare to be Great challenges.
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Launch into AeroExpedition
Grades: 9-12
Start planning for your future pastime or career in aviation by earning your AeroExpedition Badge, applying for scholarships, or becoming a member of one of EAA’s 900+ chapters near you.
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Capstone Project
Once you’ve worked your way up through the AeroEducate program, you can earn the ultimate AeroEducate Badge. Earn this badge by creating your own career plan to achieve your aviation dreams.
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Your Career In Aviation Is Closer Than You Think

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Ashli Blain

Helicopter Pilot


Ashli Blain

"My first entry in my logbook is in EAA's Ford Trimotor. That flight had a big impact on me and my entry into aviation."

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Bryce Wiekrykas

Scholarship Recipient


Bryce Wiekrykas

"Aviation is my getaway from the stresses of life, a place where I can truly feel free."

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Nick Meyer

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Nick Meyer

"Thanks to getting involved in aviation at an early age, I was able to explore various paths and earn flight ratings at a young age. I became a flight instructor at the age of 21, flew corporate jets at age 22, and secured my dream job as an air traffic controller at age 23."

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AeroEducate was developed in partnership with leading industry organizations. Each partner has contributed their input, ideas, and support to ensure that this program is successful. They have helped create activities and career pathways that students can use to guide them on their journey into the world of aviation.

 
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