Young Eagles

Due to a policy set by the national office of the Young Eagles, all Young Eagles Registration forms have to be an original copy signed by the parents or guardians (not a grand parent or troop leader) on both the front and the back. We can no longer offer a downloadable registration form. If you need an original form to sign, please let me know at We cannot email or fax these forms. If the parent is not able to make the event, we can snail-mail the forms but you must give us at least a weeks notice in order to get them in the mail.

Upcoming Events:

Mark Your Calendars:

July 14, 2018
9am: Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Session
9am: Girl Scout Aviation Badge Session
9am - Noon: Young Eagles Registration

August 11, 2018
9am: Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Session
9am - Noon: Young Eagles Registration

September 8, 2018
9am: Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Session
9am - Noon: Young Eagles Registration

October 6, 2018 Note: First Saturday, at Creve Coeur Airport
9am: Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge Session
9am - Noon: Young Eagles Registration

If you have any questions about our Young Eagle program, please visit the national Young Eagles page. If you any questions, please email EAA 32's Coordinator at or call 636-250-4257.

Directions to the EAA Chapter 32's Aviation Resource Center

NOTE: Schedule subject to change due to weather or other unforeseeable events.

For Pilots and Ground crew: Briefing begins at 8:30am. If you miss the briefing, please see the crew chief for details.

So now that you have flown, what's next?

Young Eagles Flight Plan: A Guide to the Left Seat

EAA has announced the Young Eagles Flight Plan, which has developed a number of new programs to encourage young people to consider flying and aviation careers. Key elements include the Young Eagles Flight, Sporty's online Next Step Program, a free First Flight Lesson, flight training scholarships and awards, and a free EAA Student Membership.

After completing a Young Eagles Flight, you'll have access to the Sporty's Complete Pilot Training Course. This course is the Next Step in the Flight Plan and a great way to begin your aviation education. (Recommended for ages 13 and older.) The course is a $215 value and is offered free from Sporty's Pilot Shop.

Once you have completed part one (the recreational pilot course) of the Sporty's program, you'll receive a voucher from EAA for a free First Flight Lesson at a flight school of your choice. (You must be between ages 14 and 19 to qualify.) This $120 value is underwritten by Global Aerospace and the Jim and Angela Thompson Foundation.

When you finish the Sporty's program, you'll be eligible to apply for funds to be used for flight training. These $1,500 flight awards and $7,500 flight scholarships are paid to your flight school to further your flight training. (You must be between ages 16 and 20 to qualify.) These flight awards and scholarships are underwritten by Rolls-Royce and the Harrison Ford Scholarship Fund at EAA.

All Young Eagles will be offered a free EAA Student Membership. This membership will be valid until your 19th birthday and will include a membership card, e-newsletters, member discounts, and an electronic version of Sport Aviation. The EAA Student Membership is presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. More information will appear in the near future at


Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts Topics

Chapter 32 is happy to provide your scout with information for his Boy Scout Aviation Merit Badge. See the requirements below.


aviation merit badge Topics Covered for Boy Scout Aviation Badge

Presentation from 9am-Noon; testing and signoff at Noon.

Prior to coming to the Aviation Merit Badge workshop, the Scout will need to gather all the necessary paperwork (workbook and merit badge application) for the workshop. Download and print out a copy of the workbook prior to attending the event. Contact your Scout Master for copies of the merit badge application. EAA Chapter 32 does not have any copies of the merit badge applications nor badges. Your Scout Master will provide the necessary help in obtaining the badges after the workshop is complete.

EAA Chapter 32 Aviation Merit Badge Councilor will present a workshop with the information needed to complete the Aviation Merit Badge beginning at 9am and ending about noon. The students will then be tested and the merit badge application will be signed by the Aviation Merit Badge Councilor following the presentation. Return the completed workbook and merit badge application to your Scout Master after completion.

The Boy Scout will receive a Young Eagles flight during the course of the presentation as part of the Merit Badge. A parent or legal guardian (not the Scout Master) needs to sign a Young Eagle Registration form prior to the flight taking place. If a parent or legal guardian is not able to attend with the scout, they may request a registration form to mailed to them 2 weeks prior to the event. The form must be an original copy Photo copies and faxes are not accepted by our national Young Eagles office.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

Sign up for Aviation Merit Badge Sessions will be open in February 2018.

If your scout is interested, please fill out the form below. Please note that space is limited. This information will not be shared with any other parties. It is only for the purpose of recording attendees and emergency contact information. If you scout is unable to attend, please send an email to with his name and date he was expected to attend.


Items Covered at Scout Day and other Young Eagle Events:

1. Do the following
  a. Define aircraft and kinds of aircraft
  b. Forces of Flight
  c. Airfoils, control surfaces and propellers
  d. Control surfaces used for takeoff, climb, turn, descent and landing
  e. Pilot certificates and ratings
2. Do two of the following:
  f. Instruments in an aircraft
3. Career Opportunities.
Click here for the handout for Aviation Careers.
For full Aviation Merit Badge Requirements
Aviation Merit Badge Workbook (Word)
Aviation Merit Badge Workbook (PDF)

Boy Scout Aviation Badge Councilor

An Aviation Merit Badge Councilor will be available at most Young Eagle Events at noon, to test and sign off your scout. Please contact the Young Eagles at to confirm this with each event.

If you wish to speak to a Merit Badge Councilor, please email and we will connect you with one.

For other aviation related activities, see EAA's Aviation Activity Cookbook with activities for Elementary, Middle School and High School students. Includes Aviation Curricular Activities for the three levels.

Girl Scouts

It is our understanding that there is no longer a Junior Girl Scout Aerospace badge. If you have a Journey or other activity that would benefit from the information we provide, please contact us at and we will be happy to work with you.

American Heritage Girls

We would be happy to schedule an Aviation Badge session with your troop. Please contact us so that we can make arrangements.

Topics covered:

What is an Airplane?

  • Types of airplanes
  • Parts of an Airplane
  • Control Surfaces
  • Flight Instruments
  • Control Tower
  • Runway

Build and Fly a Paper Airplane

Take a Young Eagle Flight (optional)


Stomp Rockets

Stomp Rockets have become a very popular activity for kids at our Young Eagle Events. Easy to make and fun to launch, kids of all ages love the stomp rockets.


See the map for directions to Smartt Field (St. Charles County Airport).

Leave a message on the hot-line answering machine 314-286-9932 if you are interested in participating in a Young Eagle's flight, or if you have any questions.

For Parents:

  • Flights are on a first-come first-serve basis. No appointments necessary!
  • Young Eagles must be between the ages of 8 and 17.
  • Adults and children under the age of 8 may fly along with a Young Eagle as long as there is no other Young Eagles waiting for flights.
  • Flights may be canceled at any time due to weather conditions (thunderstorms, high winds, etc.) or lack of airplanes.
  • Safety is our major concern, please watch you children and keep them clear of active areas at all time.
  • Please do not touch the aircraft without the pilot's permission
What is the program about?
Have you ever wondered what it's like to fly? Young Eagles don't have to imagine what flying is like. Each Young Eagle will become part of a special group of people who have shared in a common experience - the thrill of flying! You will have the change to actually fly in an airplane and look at the world below you. You are invited to take to the skies and become a Young Eagle.

What do I have to do to become a Young Eagle?
You must be between age 8 and 17 years old,  and have a parent or guardian complete the registration form. Come with a parent or guardian to an event or when you visit with the pilot. Parents or guardian must sign both sides of an original Young Eagle Registration form. Sorry, we can't provide downloadable or xerox copies any more (due to new EAA rules).

Your pilot will take you on a pre-flight briefing of the plane and then take you for a 20-30 minute flight. Upon your return, you will receive a certificate signed by the pilot.

You can ask your volunteer pilot as many questions as you like. In doing so, you'll learn more about airplanes and the principles of flight. That's all there is to it. It's really that simple! For more information on the program visit the Young Eagles National Web site at


For Pilots

Click here for Pilot Guidelines.

Pilot Requirements

The Young Eagles pilot requirements are basic, but must be followed. To fly passengers in the EAA Young Eagles program, you must:

  • Be an EAA member
  • Hold an appropriate Airman’s Certificate (sport pilot or greater)
  • Possess a current Medical Certificate (if applicable)
  • Be current to carry passengers in the aircraft you plan to use
  • Have a current biennial flight review
  • Complete the appropriate Young Eagles registration form before the flight, signed by you and each of your passengers. A parent or legal guardian signature is required for all Young Eagles flights.
  • Conduct flights in an aircraft that is in airworthy condition
  • Have Aircraft Passenger Liability Insurance for the aircraft used (owned, rented, or borrowed)
  • Adhere to all applicable Federal Aviation Regulations

Visit the Young Eagles National Web site at:


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