EAA Sport Aviation

One of EAA’s most popular member benefits is EAA Sport Aviation, the award-winning monthly magazine that covers the full spectrum of association activity.

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EAA Flight Advisors

EAA's Flight Advisors program is designed to increase sport aviation safety by developing a corps of volunteers who have demonstrated expertise in specific areas of flying and making them available to EAA members who may be preparing to fly an unfamiliar aircraft.

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ASTC Passport Program

EAA members can enjoy more than 300 museum and science centers worldwide free of charge, thanks to a partnership with the Association of Science-Technology Centers and its ASTC Travel Passport Program.

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Ford Partner Recognition

EAA's Ford X-Plan Partner Recognition Program is a special savings opportunity developed exclusively for EAA members. It offers you the ability to purchase or lease eligible vehicles at EAA member pricing.

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Warbirds of America

"Keep 'em Flying": That’s the motto - and the mission - of EAA Warbirds of America, the EAA division that provides programs and services to those interested specifically in former military aircraft.

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Canadian EAA Members can now enjoy affordable, extensive liability and aircraft hull coverage through C-PLAN, an offering within the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan. Underwritten by Global Aerospace, C-PLAN has coverage for standard, ultralight, amateur-built, and kitplane aircraft. 

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Take a Free Eagle Flight

Take to the skies with a free introductory flight and discover the next steps toward becoming a pilot.

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Find a Flight Advisor

EAA Flight Advisors can help you find the right path to get you flying efficiently and, most importantly, safely.

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Hints for Homebuilders

Watch EAA’s collection of more than 300 “Hints” on all aspects of building or restoring.

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Getting Started

Register as an ultralight student or pilot and discover the types of ultralights you can have fun in!

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Become a Sport Pilot

Affordable, achievable, and fun! Experience the freedom of flight as a sport pilot.

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Join Warbirds

Warbirds of America membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.

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Join VAA

VAA membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.

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Join IAC

IAC membership connects you with other enthusiasts, builders, pilots, and competitors.

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Connect With Aviators

Your local EAA chapter allows you to share your interest with thousands of other members in a variety of different events and activities, including fly-ins, picnics, workshops, Young Eagles rallies, and more.

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Building an EAA Chapter

All you need to start is enthusiasm, an interest in aviation, and the desire to share this interest with other people in your community. Bring together 10 interested recreational aviation enthusiasts who are either current EAA members or ready to join EAA. For divisional chapters, you only need five members.

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Chapter Insurance Program

EAA’s Chapter General Liability Insurance Program protects chapters, their members, officers, directors, and volunteers from alleged negligence. Participation in this insurance program is mandatory for all chapters located in the United States and Canada. A policy limit of $1 million to $3 million is available.

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Academy Agenda

See all the informative fun awaiting you at a typical Chapter Leaders Academy over the course of a weekend.

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10 for 2014 Recognition

Each pilot who flies 10 or more Young Eagles during a calendar year will receive a custom “10 for 2014” lapel pin and will earn Young Eagles credits that can be used to help offset the cost of sending a young person to an EAA Air Academy session in Oshkosh or assist their local Young Eagles and youth outreach programs.

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One Week Wonder

Share the airplane building experience and help us assemble a Zenith CH 750 during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014. Watch the project take shape, add your own "hands-on" moment, and sign the logbook as one of the builders!

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September Swing

Relive the excitement and glamour of the big band era at September Swing, a 1940s-style hangar dance featuring the sights and sounds of Ladies Must Swing.

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EAA Sport Aviation

One of EAA’s most popular member benefits, the award-winning monthly magazine covers the full spectrum of association activity.

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Composite Construction

The Composite Construction course is an intensive "hands-on" workshop discussing tools needed, safety aspects of composites, moldless construction to include "hot-wiring," bonding methods for composite kitplanes, etc.

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EAA’s scholarship program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among those studying the technologies and the skills of aviation. These annual scholarships help outstanding students who demonstrate financial need to accomplish their goals.

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EAA Webinars

Supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., EAA Webinars are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

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This Month's Wallpaper

A line of stunning Stearmans make a beautiful display with the Oshkosh tower as backdrop. Volunteer photographer Laurie Goossens, EAA 854862, captured this great shot during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

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B-17 Tour Stops

Join us for an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world. You won’t want to miss Aluminum Overcast when it visits an airport near you!

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Tri-Motor Tour Stops

Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age. A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

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Visit Pioneer Airport

From May through October, Pioneer Airport gives visitors a unique “living history” re-creation of what airports were like during the early days of air travel. It brings back a time when the magic of flying astounded and charmed the whole world. 

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Your Flight Experience

The biggest question on your mind might be, “So what should I expect on my flight?” Get a glimpse at what you’ll experience when you take your Eagle Flight.

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Your Flight Experience

The biggest question on your mind might be, “So what should I expect on my flight?” Get a glimpse at what you’ll experience when you take your Young Eagles flight.

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EAA Annual Meeting

EAA’s Annual Membership Meeting is held annually at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The 2014 meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Theater in the Woods. All EAA members are welcome to attend.

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EAA's Core Values


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Paul Poberezny

Paul Poberezny came from humble beginnings, yet he emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's largest annual fly-in event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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News Releases

Get all the official news surrounding EAA and its programs.

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Advertise in Sport Aviation

EAA Sport Aviation contains the broadest editorial content and coverage for recreational aviation today - introductions to new aircraft and innovations, the latest aviation products and services, hands-on and personal experience in the nuts and bolts of aircraft ownership, and so much more.

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Why Exhibit?

AirVenture enables our commercial partners to have an unmatched forum to present their products and services to the most passionate aviation consumers.

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2013 VAA Inductee

Susan Dusenbury, EAA Lifetime 55229, began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport, Overton Field, located near her shared hometowns of Andrews and Pawleys Island in South Carolina.

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Outreach Guidelines

EAA's Community Outreach Guidelines to help coordinate and maximize offerings by providing a defined approach to responding to requests for support of community events; developing a fair and easy process to identify, evaluate, and support efforts of the non-profit community; and developing a process that allows for tracking and quantifying impact.

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Always Learning

Whether you need homebuilding advice, are looking to take the next step in your aviation journey, or want to connect with others who have “airplanes on the brain” like you, EAA’s resources keep you connected and informed.


Aircraft Spruce & SpecialtyThese live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion.

Registration is required, and space is limited.

Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit www.faasafety.gov for details.

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EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of EAA webinars.






7 p.m. CDT

Pushing Your Limits: Tips for Flying Long Cross Country Flights

Arty Trost 


Arty Trost has been flying two-cycle powered ultralights and ultralight-type experimental aircraft for 25 years. She has taken cross county flying to the extreme: for the past fifteen years she has made annual long distance flights averaging 3-4 weeks and several thousand miles. In 2009 she flew her Maxair Drifter from Sandy, Oregon to Sun 'n Fun in Lakeland, Florida, a flight that took seven weeks and covered 7500 miles. Join Arty as she passes along lesson learned and tips for flying long cross country flights in low-mass and high-drag airplanes.


8 p.m. CDT

All About Prebuys
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch


If you're thinking of buying an aircraft, you won't want to miss this webinar. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the right way to perform a prebuy and the numerous pitfalls that threaten the unwary buyer.

He will explain the following:
• How to structure a prebuy examination checklist
• Why a prebuy should never be structured as an annual inspection
• Why the cost should never be split between buyer and seller
• Why the prebuy should never be performed at the aircraft's home airport
• Why many shops and mechanics hate to perform prebuys (and some just flat-out refuse to do them)
• Numerous other nuggets of wisdom he's gleaned from managing hundreds of prebuys throughout the U.S. and abroad


7 p.m. CDT

History of Monnett Aircraft Designs

John Monnett


Sonex Aircraft founder and EAA Homebuilt Hall of Fame member, John Monnett presents a history of his aircraft designs from his very first homebuilt, a highly-modified Jeenie's Teenie called "the Mini Messaschidt" to the Sonerai I racer built in 1970 for $1,200 to the SubSonex Very, very light Jet program and everything in-between. Details of John's design philosophy of affordability and simplicity along with matching an aircraft design to its stated mission will be revisited throughout the presentation.


7 p.m. CDT

How to Fly LSA to All 50 States on a Budget

Michael Combs 


When Michael Combs set out to fulfill his quest of flying to all 50 states, he had no money, didn't know how to fly, and had no airplane; his most powerful asset was his ability to dream. Battling poor health and a stream of skeptics, Michael started The Flight for the Human Spirit and has gone on to set six new world records while reaching more than 28 million people around the planet. The presentation is a must-see for family and friends as aviation history continues to unfold.


7 p.m. CDT

Recreational Aerobatics: The Basics 
FAA Wings Credit

Gordon Penner


International Aerobatics Club member Gordon Penner discusses how to do safe, gentle aerobatics whether or not your aircraft has an inverted fuel/oil system.  Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit.


7 p.m. CDT

Category and Class: Adding Privileges Under Sport Pilot Rules
FAA Wings Credit

Prof. H. Paul Shuch 


The light sport rules are not just for sport pilots. Any pilot, regardless of ratings, and with or without a medical certificate, can exercise sport pilot privileges,  including the opportunity to fly different categories and classes of aircraft, without having to go through the usual checkride process. By exploring little-known aspects of the light sport FARs, this webinar will teach you how to expand your flying horizons.


7 p.m. CDT

Prepare for Your Checkride and Pass
FAA Wings Credit

Larry Bothe


FAA pilot examiner Larry Bothe provides tips to prepare for your checkride and pass! Take control of the process, learn how to get ready, and keep the examiner happy. Proper administration is as important as knowledge and skill. Larry will discuss common mistakes in both the oral and flying portions and how to avoid them.  Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit.


7 p.m. CDT

Chapter Chat: Fun with Flight Simulators

EAA Chapter Manager


From recreational desktop simulators to Advanced Aircraft Training Devices (AATDs), this webinar looks at the different types of flight simulators available today and how EAA chapters can use them to grow and engage their membership. Topics include general guidelines for flight simulator usage, acquisition and operational costs, flight training and currency requirements, usage in conjunction with chapter youth programs, and more.


7 p.m. CDT

AeroVee Turbo Engine

Jeremy Monnett


Sonex Aircraft CEO and EAA lifetime member Jeremy Monnett presents an update on the newest 100-hp VW engine, the AeroVee Turbo. Details will be shared on the design and philosophy of the AeroVee engine conversion.  Using the latest technology, the AeroVee Turbo package builds on the success of the AeroVee, which was first made available as an engine conversion more than 30 years ago.


7 p.m. CDT

Chapter Chat: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Chapters

EAA Chapter Manager


This webinar identifies the common characteristics of highly effective EAA chapters, as measured by their ability to recruit and retain members, meet fundraising goals, and fulfill their organization’s mission and purpose.