Young Eagles Terms and Conditions

North Shore Aero Club offers up to 12 young people annually, the opportunity to join the Young Eagles Programme. The objective of the Young Eagles programme is to give young people an opportunity to experience flying, foster enthusiasm for aviation and provide a taste of the thrill of becoming a pilot for either recreation or as a career.

Those selected will gain hands-on flight experience in light aircraft and participate in visits to aviation facilities around the Auckland region. These activities are supported by the North Shore Aero Club, its members and sponsors of the programme. Photos of Young Eagles participating in these activities may be used on the NSAC and Young Eagles social media pages.

The Young Eagles programme runs from March to August each year. The programme may be amended at the discretion of the NSAC Young Eagles Flight Leaders.

The programme is planned to run fortnightly on Saturdays/Sundays with some weekdays during the school holidays involved. Activities are normally of 1 – 6 hours duration and are held at or start from the North Shore Aero Club, Postman Road, Dairy Flat. Some activities are weather dependent and maybe cancelled or postponed. Missed activities may or may not be carried over.

Parental help with transport will be required for away trips.

Successful applicants may be eligible to compete for flying scholarships from Flying NZ to be used for flying lessons at NSAC.

To participate you must :

  • have experienced a trial flight at the NSAC,
  • must write an essay of up to 300 words and tell us about yourself, your interests, sports, hobbies and why you would like to be selected for the NSAC Young Eagles.
  • must have paid the $200 participation fee for the successful candidates.
  • must have a signed parental/guardian permission.
  • be aged 14-18yrs old,
  • have excellent hearing,
  • be of good health to the standard of the CAA Class 2 medical examination,
  • be physically capable of controlling an aircraft.
  • not be colour-blind,
  • not have had any flight training,
  • not be the son or daughter of an aero club member,

YOUNG EAGLE APPLICANTS.

  • I understand that the Young Eagles programme includes flight experiences with qualified flight instructors and licenced pilots, and other aviation-related activities. These activities are run in accordance with CAA rules and regulations.
  • I certify that I wish to participate in the programme.
  • I certify that I am of good health, to the standard of the CAA Class 2 medical examination and I am physically capable of controlling an aircraft.
  • I agree not to hold the North Shore Aero Club Inc. or any of its representatives or employees, or any other party involved in providing the Young Eagles programme liable/responsible for any personal injury or damage which may result from the candidate’s participation in any part of the Young Eagles programme.
  • I understand that images/photos of myself may be used in social media and the public domain, and I consent to their use.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS.

  • I understand that the Young Eagles programme includes flight experiences with qualified flight instructors and licenced pilots, and other aviation-related activities. These activities are run in accordance with CAA rules and regulations.
  • I certify that I am the candidate’s legal guardian and I give him/her permission to participate in the programme.
  • I certify that the candidate is of good health to the standard of the CAA Class 2 medical examination and is physically capable of controlling an aircraft.
  • I understand that images/photos of the Young Eagle may be used in social media and the public domain, and I consent to their use.
  • I agree to not hold the North Shore Aero Club Inc or any of its representatives or employees, or any other party involved in providing the Young Eagles programme liable/responsible for any personal injury or damage which may result from the candidate’s participation in any part of the YE programme.

To apply to participate in the NSAC Young Eagles programme follow the prompt:

  • Fill in the registration form accurately,
  • Get your parent’s/guardian’s permission,
  • Write an essay telling us why you want to be selected (in 300 words or less).
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