Many visitors come to the mountains for a variety of fun-filled, adventurous activities to do in Big Bear that will immerse them into the spectacular beauty and peaceful serenity of the outdoors while making memories that will last a lifetime. From ski runs and snowshoe treks during the winter to kayaking and hiking during the summer, adventure and excitement come in all forms here, even flying through the skies!
Imagine looking down over Big Bear’s majestic mountain peaks, peaceful lakes, and dense forests as you soar through the air in a private plane. Whether you’re a kid or kid at heart, it’s a once in a lifetime experience that you can have only in this charming alpine town in the middle of Southern California!
Further Information on Young Eagles Flights
Offered through the Big Bear Airport Pilots Association, the Young Eagles flight program is a fantastic way for young people between the ages of eight and seventeen to experience the thrill and exhilaration of flying in a private plane while expanding their understanding of aviation.
In the Young Eagle Program, an EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) volunteer flies you and your children high over Big Bear on a scenic tour that focuses on teaching young ones the ins and outs of operating the aircraft. Information on the plane itself, aeronautical charts and maps, and pre-flight walk-around inspections of the plane help familiarize children with flying concepts prior to takeoff. As your kid prepares to embark, the pilot will explain details regarding the interior of the plane, such as safety belts, aircraft doors, and instrument panels. During the flight, your kid can even take control of the aircraft, if your pilot allows it! Once the flight is over, you can ask your pilot additional questions about flying.
Held at the Big Bear Airport on the second Saturday of each month during May through September, from 9:00am until 11:00am, the Young Eagles program is entirely free. Flights can last anywhere from fifteen to twenty minutes, and are dependent on the weather. No appointments or reservations are necessary to participate; children simply need to be accompanied by their parent or another adult and have a release of liability signed for them.
For more information about this program visit: http://www.bigbearpilots.com/Young_Eagles.html
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