Young Eagles Program

Launched in 1992, the Young Eagles program has dedicated more than 25 years to giving youth ages 8–17 their first free ride in an airplane.  It’s the only program of its kind, with the sole mission to introduce and inspire kids in the world of aviation.  Today, more than 2 million young people have enjoyed a free introductory flight through the Young Eagles program.


TAFM helps sponsor the EAA Chapter 180 Young Eagle Program by offering complementary flights to area youths in the Sarasota/Bradenton area.  On the third Saturday of each month, from 9:00 - 12:00, we offer each child, tween and teen the opportunity to experience the spirit of aviation by joining our volunteer pilots in a free flight from Sarasota Airport.

Typically, we fly over 200 youth each year.  


Please note:  At 9 a.m. we begin accepting registration forms at our Young Eagles table in the lobby.  Plan your breakfast accordingly as our sponsoring facility, Universal Flight, does not allow any food brought in from outside.


NOTE: Please park in the lot just north of Universal Flight at 8100 15th Street East.

Come join us!  We love to have visitors who share our passion for flying!

Third Saturday Young Eagles Program

Universal Flight

8140 15th St E

Sarasota, FL 34243


Please park in the lot just north of Universal Flight at 8100 15th Street East.

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1234 Clyde Jones Rd.

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Sarasota, FL 34243

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