EAA Chapter 1454

Fitchburg Pilots Association (KFIT)
563 Crawford Street, Fitchburg MA 01420

The Eagle Program

The FPA/EAA Eagle Program is an informal mentoring program designed to welcome and encourage adults who want to discover or re-discover flying, but don’t know how or where to take that first step. It sometimes begins with a free introductory flight experience - a hands-on introduction where you’ll fly with one of our FPA/EAA member pilots who will let you follow along at the controls of the airplane to get a feel for what being a pilot is all about.
 
Our "Eagle mentors" will help you learn more about how to get involved in our local aviation community, including the next steps you can take on the path to becoming a pilot or returning to the flying world.
 
The best part? The whole experience is free. No sales. No pressure. Just a whole lot of fun and education with a big take-home point: Your dream of flying is a lot closer than you think. 

What is the Program all about?

The Eagle Flights program is about our sharing a hands-on flight experience with adults who have expressed an interest in aviation. It is not a program for adults to simply get an airplane ride during a Young Eagles rally. Instead, it leads you to the resources and organizational support to share the fun of flying with friends, family members, and co-workers - something many of our members already do. And, it's an opportunity for us to invite new participants into our local aviation community.

Who "qualifies" for the Eagle Flights Program?

Any person 18 years of age or older who has expressed an interest in learning to fly. Adults who contact us about participating in the Eagle Program are asked some questions about their aviation interest to help us determine if they are serious about pilot certification. Our Chapter will then provide them with all of the mentoring that we can to help them get grounded in the aviation world.

Our monthly Tuesday meetings are a great opportunity to get started on the journey.  Second Tuesday of every month; cookout at 6 PM and meeting at 7-9 PM; We're right on the airport at 563 Crawford Street; big brown hangar on the right at the bottom of the access road.  Please join us!

If you can't wait until then, please contact our program manager, Mark Estabrook, from here.

For more information on the EAA Eagle Flights program, go here.

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