YOUNG AVIATORS 43

Helping to bring kids into aviation

We are a special group formed by the EAA Chapter 43 for young folks whose interest and passion for aviation goes beyond that of their Young Eagles Flight. Our group gives kids from ages 8-18 the opportunity to be a part of the aviation community on a regular basis and learn more about aircraft and flying. We are always working on an aviation-related project and regularly volunteer in the community at aviation-related events.

We meet twice monthly at a hangar donated for our use at the Erie Municipal Airport in Erie, Colorado. Keep an eye on our Events Calendar… We’d love to meet you!

Our Journey
  • 2008
       

    2008 - The Founding of Young Aviators

    A 14-year-old young lady who regularly showed up at monthly Young Eagles events approached a couple of EAA Chapter 43 staff and asked if there was anything else that kids with her interest in aviation could participate in. That question led to the loose formation of a bunch of kids with similar interests to gather […]

  • 2011
       

    2011 - The KidEZ Takes Shape

    The kids wanted to work on a project… They decided that it was a little unfair for younger siblings of kids who got to fly with Young Eagles every month to have to sit there with nothing to do while they watched big brother or big sister go up in an airplane. So they wanted […]

  • 2012
       

    2012 - The PVC Simulator is Designed and Built

    With the KidEZ complete, the next obvious question from the group was “why can’t we have a simulator that we can use?” Thus was born the PVC simulator that was a full-motion flight simulator tied together with a computer flight simulator program. This new PVC simulator now accompanied the KidEZ at those regular local airshows […]

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Present Day