Chapter Events

Individual Young Pilots USA chapters generally organize their own events in the form of hangar parties, pancake breakfasts, introductory flights, and other regular meetings. Most events are affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Please contact individual chapters for more information, or refer to our FAQ.

Located at Goodspeed Airport (42B) in East Haddam, CT and taking place over a weekend in August, we're very proud to be able to host our own fly-in, focusing on young people in aviation and showcasing the virtues of aviation to the general population. Please feel free to learn more here.

Virtual Events

In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Young Pilots USA has developed a suite of virtual events available to members nationwide, as well as the general public. Starting on Thursday, January 21st, 2021, we've hosted a Zoom guest speaker lecture/Q&A series on alternating Thursdays on a wide variety of topics. If you'd like more information, please become a member. If you'd like to be a guest speaker, please don't hesitate to reach out! This program is currently on hiatus.

Guest Speakers

  1. David T. Strassburg – 1/21/2021 – "Glider Basics"

  2. Thomas M. Anderson – 2/4/2021 – "The Romance of Aviation: Careers, Follies, and Foibles"

  3. Christopher R. Hand – 2/18/2021 – "Career Aspects of Aviation"

  4. Eric Zipkin – 3/4/2021 – "How Young People Can Get Involved with Warbirds"

  5. Garrett M. Fleishman – 3/18/2021 – "A Young Pilot's Story"

  6. Peter J. Gundermann – 5/13/2021 – "Non-Pilot Aviation Career Opportunities"

  7. Jason McDowell – 5/27/2021 – "NIFA Competitions"

Young Pilots USA works with a variety of partners in the aviation industry who are concerned about the lack of young people in our community. Right now, we are partnered with:

Tunison Foundation

Goodspeed Airport

Schenectady Timebuilders