We're your friends and neighbors. We share a
passion for flight, for fun, and for learning.
We're pilots and non-pilots of all levels of
experience. We are all shapes, all sizes, and all
ages. We're people who simply love all things
From building new aircraft to restoring classic
aircraft we are Chapter 1167 of the Experimental
Aircraft Association and we would like to welcome
you as a visitor or as a new member.
News Flash: The last Young Eagles Event was held on Nov 4th, 2023. Our next one will be in the spring of 2024.
Our big push is the EAA Young Eagle Program.
So you know: The Young Eagles program is a youth aviation education program that provides children and young adults between the ages of 8 and 17 with an opportunity to experience aviation firsthand through a free introductory flight. The program was launched in 1992 with the goal of inspiring young people to pursue careers in aviation and to promote an interest in aviation and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields.
During a Young Eagles flight, a volunteer pilot will take the young person on a 20-30 minute flight in a general aviation aircraft. The flight typically includes a brief pre-flight briefing, where the pilot will explain the basics of flight and some of the aircraft's features, followed by a flight around the local area. The flight provides the young person with a unique perspective on aviation and an opportunity to experience the joy of flying.
After the flight, the young person receives a certificate of completion, a logbook, and the opportunity to become an official EAA Young Eagles member. They also gain access to a range of aviation resources and programs, including scholarships, mentorships, and other educational opportunities.
The EAA Young Eagles program is supported by a network of volunteer pilots, ground support personnel, and sponsors. Since the program's inception, over 2 million young people have participated in Young Eagles flights in more than 90 countries worldwide, making it the largest youth aviation education program in history.
Why we do this?
Young Eagles has flown nearly 2.3 million young people
Young Eagles are 5 times more likely to become pilots or enter a career in aviation
20,000 aviation professionals credit their inspiration to Young Eagles
Young Eagles have flown young people in over 90 countries
45,000 EAA members have served as Young Eagles flight leaders
50,000 ground volunteers have served the Young Eagles program
See our announcements on Social Flight but please contact us here to get your e-mail address put on our monthly announcement letter.
EAA Chapter 1167 meets at
10am on the third Saturday of each month
at Conway Airport (KHYW).
The meeting starts at 10:00 a.m. but you
are welcome to start arriving earlier.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to
attend. Bring a friend too; the more the
Conway Airport (KHYW) is 3 of miles west of Conway, SC on