South Lake Tahoe area youths ages 8-17 will have a chance to take to the skies Sept. 21. Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1073 of Truckee is hosting a Young Eagles Flight Rally at the Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe.
The rally is part of the EAA Young Eagles Program, created to introduce young people to aviation. Since the program was launched in 1992, volunteer EAA pilots have flown more than 1.8 million young people in more than 90 countries. The Truckee EAA chapter has flown more than 2,500 Young Eagles in that time.
Following the flight, each young person will receive a certificate making them an official Young Eagle.
Flights occur on the day after the Lake in the Sky Air Show. Registration will occur at the air show. Due to the large number of youths who are expected to register, there will be no registrations on the flight day.