This year marks the 20th anniversary of Phillips 66’s Young Eagles Rebate program, which aids pilots who volunteer their time, aircraft and money to introduce youngsters to flight. Starting in 1994, Phillips 66 Aviation has provided a $1-per-gallon fuel rebate to help offset the cost of qualified Young Eagle flights through its nearly 900-strong FBO network, and since its inception has been used by approximately 5,000 pilots.
“Phillips 66 Aviation is committed to spreading awareness and excitement about the wonders of aviation to the youth of America,” said Rosemary Leone, director of the fuel provider’s general aviation programs development. Through its support, EAA’s Young Eagle program achieved its initial goal of one-million flights. “EAA is on its way to taking two million kids flying with the Young Eagles program,” Leone noted. “We hope the fuel rebate will encourage more pilots to take more Young Eagles flights and help guide general aviation to a strong future.”