Young Eagle Flying Program


The Young Eagles programme was launched in 1992 in USA to provide interested young people, ages 8-17 an opportunity to go flying in a general aviation airplane. These flights are offered free of charge and are made possible through the generosity of volunteer pilots across the world. More than 1.4 million young Eagles had enjoyed a flight through the program.

HKAC has run its own Young Eagles Program for over 20 years and has since introduced the culture and experience of General Aviation to thousands of youth in Hong Kong. For better resource allocation, the programme is now operated under the HKAC Foundation.

Program Content

Most Young Eagles flights last between 15 to 20 minutes. Before the flight, the pilot will discuss on what to see and do on the flight as well as the flight plan including aeronautical chart and reference points. The pilot will then conduct a walk around pre-flight inspection of the airplane accompany by the Young Eagle, introducing the aircraft interior such as the instrument panel and identifying parts that control the airplane.

Once in the sky, the Young Eagle will experience the thrill and fun of aviation. After the flight, a Certificate will be issued to each participant of the Young Eagle Programme.

How to Apply

Due to limited resource, we can only co-organize the Young Eagle Programme with NGOs. For further information, please contact our Program Officer at 2712-4883 or email to

Recruitment on Volunteer Pilots

To further extend this service to fulfill the overwhelming demands from the society, we need the support from you more than ever before. We encourage more club pilots with self-authorizing privileges to take part in this worth-while programme by offering their flight seats for free to these young people. The minimum requirement for self-authorization is 50 solo hours on the aircraft type. The experience you provide to your Young Eagle will be cherished for a lifetime. If you are already eligible, please ask your instructor to check you out and join us.

Young Eagle Flying Program

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