The 2021 Young Eagles program is no longer accepting applications. Keep an eye out around October 2021 for applications to open for the 2022 program
The Young Eagles programme is designed to introduce young adults to aviation and provide them with an opportunity to experience and gain knowledge of the different sectors within the aviation industry. This should assist them in making a knowledgeable decision about their future and a career in aviation.
As a Young Eagle you will be given the opportunity to have several flights in light aircraft and participate in visits to aviation facilities in and around the Wellington region. These visits may include, but are not limited to, trips to the Paraparaumu Flight Service tower and Wellington Control tower, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, the Paraparaumu MetService office and the Ohakea Royal New Zealand Air Force Base.
The program is set to run every 4 weeks from January 2021. These dates and times are subject to change based on availability and weather.
The Kapiti Aero Club Young Eagles program relies on club members who volunteer as Flight Commanders to provide amazing flight experiences to the Young Eagles as part of the program.
As a Flight Commander you will be flying as Pilot in Command of a club aircraft or your personal aircraft on various trips around the Wellington region. You will have one or more Young Eagles on board with you and you will have the chance to walk them through what you are doing as part of the journey. This is not intended to be flight instruction and the Young Eagles will not be at the controls, but you will be able to show them what is involved with piloting an aircraft through various routes, airspaces and airports.