The Young Eagles programme is designed to introduce young adults to aviation and provide them with an opportunity to experience and gain knowledge of the different sectors within the aviation industry. This should assist them in making a knowledgeable decision about their future and a career in aviation.

As a Young Eagle you will be given the opportunity to have several flights in light aircraft and participate in visits to aviation facilities in and around the Wellington region. These visits may include, but are not limited to, trips to the Paraparaumu Flight Service tower and Wellington Control tower, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, the Paraparaumu MetService office and the Ohakea Royal New Zealand Air Force Base.

The program is set to run every second Sunday for 2-5 hours from late August/early September. These dates and times are subject to change based on availability and weather.

To be eligible:

  • You must be aged between 14 and 17 years old;
  • Have minimal flight experience/training; and
  • Must be physically capable of getting in and out of aircraft

To apply:

  • Complete a ‘KDAC Young Eagles Application form’;
  • Attach an introduction letter and get your parent/guardian to sign the form; and
  • Complete a ‘FlyingNZ Young Eagles Registrations Form’


CLICK HERE to download the KDAC Young Eagles Application Form

CLICK HERE to download a FlyingNZ Young Eagles Registration Form


Make a Booking Request

Send us a message with your desired date and details of the flight, and we’ll contact you in no time.