May 14, 2014 - Where else than AirVenture can you discover all that EAA has to offer members, learn about EAA’s extraordinary youth education initiatives, help build an airplane, and find great merchandise offerings and aircraft insurance options – all on one corner? Welcome to EAA Square, located at the intersection of Knapp Street Road and Celebration Way.
At the northeast corner you’ll find the EAA Welcome Center, a place to join and renew a membership, get questions answered, become a Lifetime member, register for the Runway 5K, pick up a WomenVenture t-shirt, and much more. There’s also a retreat area where members can relax and cool off. And this year’s main feature will be a special tribute area for EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, chronicling his life and the history of EAA through the exhibit, “Paul: In His Own Words.”
On the southwest corner, visitors can participate in the One Week Wonder project in which participants will build a Zenith CH 750 Cruzer from start to finish during the week of AirVenture. All AirVenture visitors will be welcomed to pull a rivet, deburr a part, or help out in some other way. Participants will receive a One Week Wonder commemorative pin and the satisfaction knowing they had a “hands-on” role in the project.
On the northwest corner, EAA’s Pathways Pavilion showcases the EAA programs and communities dedicated to aviation engagement. These include Young Eagles and the EAA Flight Plan, Eagle Flights, EAA chapters, the EAA Air Academy, and EAA’s special interest groups, including EAA Warbirds of America, the International Aerobatic Club, EAA Vintage Aircraft Association, as well as EAA homebuilder and ultralight communities. Also represented will be the Academy of Model Aeronautics.
Volunteers and staff will be on hand to meet with visitors and provide more information about each of these programs and communities.
EAA’s Pathways Pavilion will also feature flight simulators, including a full-motion Redbird flight simulator, with staff and volunteers available to provide general information about learning to fly. The Young Eagles Glastar will be parked outside of the Pavilion, with volunteers providing daily walk-around tours.
On the southeast corner, visit the EAA Merchandise tent for great collectibles and next door will be the EAA Insurance Solutions tent. Inside, visitors can learn more about available plans through the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan from representatives of Falcon Insurance Agency.
See you at EAA Square!