The primary objectives of the ICAN Fly Program are to give qualified Young Aviators an opportunity to fly a cross-country flight of their own design, and to encourage regular participation in Young Aviator meetings and events.
To qualify, a Young Aviator must pass four ground school modules, each associated with the ICAN acronym: Inspirate, Communicate, Aviate, and Navigate.
• Regularly participate in YA meetings and tours • Volunteer hours at YA B-25 events • Use time and talents to inspire other youth by sharing your passion for aviation
• Learn about aircraft radios • Learn to communicate with other aircraft • Learn to communicate at uncontrolled airports • Learn to commicate with Air Traffic Control
• Use a logbook • Know pilot eligibility & requirements • Learn about aircraft structure, construction, and types • Learn about aircraft control • Learn about aircraft history
• Learn about dead reckoning • Learn and use radio navigation • Learn and use GPS navigation • Interpret weather briefings, identify VFR and IFR conditions
ICAN Fly Program Details
YOUNG INSPIRATORS Module Outline
Be a regular participant at YA meetings, tours, and events.
Help those who want to be where you are. For example:
Volunteer your time and energy at Young Aviator events. Be a B-25 mission instructor at Oshkosh, local air fairs, and/or local STEM/STEAM events.
Participate in one or more parades.
Present a topic for YA Ground School.
Meet new youth at Young Aviator meetings. Be their friend. Help them get involved in our hands-on activities. Share with them your aviation knowledge and interests.
Invite your friends and relatives to YA meetings and events.
Identify and develop young leaders to keep it going
Select your mentee and teach them what you’ve learned.
Let Scott Serani know of your “mentee” and check in with him occasionally to report on how it is going. Otherwise, you are in charge.
Maintain a log of your activities, listing your name, date, name or type of meeting/tour/event, and the part you played (i.e., what you did).
YOUNG COMMUNICATORS Module Outline
Communicating with Other Aircraft
Communicating with Airports
Communicating with Air Traffic Control
YOUNG AVIATORS Module Outline
Logbook. Purchase a pilot logbook or find & bring your Young Eagles Logbook
Cost: $9.95 and up. $9.95 at Vector Air, Erie Airport’s FBO
Bring on every flight in a private airplane
Pilot Eligibility & Requirements
To fly a private airplane
Medical Certificate (classes)
FAA Student Pilot Certificate
Private Pilot Certificate
Cost and Scholarships
Young Eagles & Sporty’s
Aircraft Structure, Construction, & Types
Flight control surfaces
Transfer of control and clear communication
Leonardo da Vinci (Italy, 1452-1519)
Joseph and Etienne Montgoflier (France) – Nov 21, 1783
Otto Lilienthal (Germany) – 1881 to 1896
Wilber and Orville Wright (America) – Dec 17, 1903
Charles Lindbergh – May 21, 1927
Amelia Earhart – May 21, 1932
B-25 – April 18, 1942 – Doolittle Raid on Japan
YOUNG NAVIGATORS Module Outline
The Compass, Earth’s Magnetic Field, Magnetic North and True North
Concept of Speed (Distance/Time). What are Vectors? (Value and Direction)
Plotting a Course on the Map – (True Course)
Wind Speed and Direction at Your Altitude – What Effect?
Finding Your Magnetic Course
In Flight Checking (Ground Checkpoints)
Navigation Radio Frequencies
VFR and IFR Conditions
Getting a Briefing
The goal is introduce these concepts—not to require you, the student, to acquire proficiency with all these subjects. For the purpose of making the flight—i.e., the reward for passing all four (4) modules—the instructor will help you layout a Dead Reckoning flight plan with:
True Course drawn on your aeronautical chart.
Good Check Points on 10 minute time spacing for speed of aircraft marked on your chart for two possible aircraft speeds 90 knots and 130 knots.
Magnetic Heading determined.
Magnetic Heading corrected for wind drift on a couple of occasions so you will understand the concept when you do this just prior to the actual flight.
We will have a few pre-selected flight routes from which you can select for your flight. There should be at least one stop on each route before returning.