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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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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Individual Membership

Your Individual membership makes you a part of the passionate EAA Family and gives access to EAA-Exclusive benefits. Membership also gives you thousands of opportunities to go flying at local aviation events, participate at your local EAA chapter, and give youngsters their very first flight.

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Benefits & Discounts

From benefits like EAA Insurance Solutions and EAA Finance Solutions to EAA Webinars and EAA Technical Counselors we have something for everyone with an interest in  aviation! 

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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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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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Take a Free EAA Eagle FlightTM

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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One Week Wonder

Follow the journey of One Week Wonder...from building the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit at #OSH14 to its future possibilities.

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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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Hops & Props

Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event held annually in March.  

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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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Scholarships

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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Harrison Ford Scholarship

This scholarship will help young people achieve their dreams of flight at whatever level a need exists, with scholarship awards supporting EAA Air Academy, flight training, and academic tuition awards.

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This Month's Wallpaper

Peter Norman's Republic RC-3 Seabee was one of many that participated in AirVenture 2015's commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first Seabee flight. The seaplane was photographed flying above Oshkosh by Tyson V. Rininger during the weeklong aviation celebration.

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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 EAA Eagle FlightTM.

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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 2015 meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, at Theater in the Woods. All EAA members are welcome to attend.

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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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Tribute Opportunities

Special places like the museum’s Founders Wing and other campus tribute areas like the Brown Arch, Compass Hill, and Memorial Wall combine to give wings to countless aviation dreams and accomplishments. Leave your legacy or that of your loved ones for all who visit Oshkosh to see.

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Win a Piper J-3 Cub!

Proven to be popular in past Sweepstakes, this beautiful, fully-restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub takes center stage once again as the fan favorite aircraft among aviation enthusiasts as our 2015 EAA® Sweepstakes aircraft. Enter now to win!

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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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Volunteer

Join us and be a part of this tradition of excellence, while helping us continue to provide high quality programs and services to our members and visitors.

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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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EDUCATION & RESOURCES

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.

Webinars

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.

View the EAA Webinar archives

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

Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

9/2/15

8 p.m. CDT

All About Alterations
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Sport Aviation columnist and maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the complex subject of alterations to certificated aircraft. He describes the difference between major and minor alterations, and the vastly different approval requirements for each. He explains how to determine whether a particular alteration is major or minor, when an STC or Field Approval or FAA Form 337 is required, and when a simple A&P logbook entry will suffice. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

9/9/15

7 p.m. CDT

Eagle Flights: Making New Pilots

Brian O'Lena

 

EAA members can make-a-difference, and help create new pilots. Brian O'Lena, Manager of the EAA Eagle Flights program will share exciting information about the Eagle Flights program benefits; and provide tips for mentoring adults who have always wanted to fly but didn’t know where to start.

9/16/15

7 p.m. CDT

What's the Spin on Stalls?
FAA Wings Credit

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Stalls are undoubtedly the most feared maneuver in the flight training curriculum. They are also an essential element of every single flight, in that an aircraft cannot land if its wing is still developing lift. In this FAA Safety Team Wings webinar, you'll learn how to love stalling the airplane just inches above the runway, while avoiding that dreaded stall/spin accident. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

9/23/15

7 p.m. CDT

Electronic Ignition for Aircraft Engines
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Klaus Savier

 

Electronic ignition systems can improve performance and reliability when installed in aircraft engines. Klaus Savier President of Light Speed Engineering will discuss these benefits, talk about safety concerns, battery backups and provide tips on installation and testing of the Plasma CDI ignition system. Qualifies for Wings and AMT credit.

9/30/15

7 p.m. CDT

Chapter Chat: Facebook Basics for Chapters

Kyle Voltz

 

Getting your EAA Chapter’s message out to the public has never been easier! Discover simple ways to create a no-cost EAA Chapter Facebook Group page that will take your chapter success to new levels.

10/7/15

8 p.m. CDT

Know Your Oleo
FAA Wings and AMT Credit

Mike Busch

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch explains the ins and outs of air/oil (oleo pneumatic) landing gear struts. This webinar explores the design of oleos, how to tell when they need to be serviced, the proper way to service them with hydraulic fluid and air or nitrogen, and tricks for dealing with leaky oleo struts. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

10/14/15

7 p.m. CDT

Designing the Perfect Paint Scheme
FAA AMT Wings Credit

Craig Barnett

 

Scheme Designers founder Craig Barnett presents photos and renderings showing the do's and don’ts of paint scheme design. Attendees will never look at aircraft paint schemes the same way again, and will come away well equipped to develop designs for their own aircraft. Qualifies for FAA AMT credit.

10/21/15

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.

10/28/15

7 p.m. CDT

Flying the Tailwheel Airplane: Key Points for Becoming a Great Stick and Rudder Pilot
FAA Wings Credit

Jim Alsip

 

Master CFI and experienced tailwheel instructor Jim Alsip, suggests that weak stick and rudder pilot skills and/or bad habits inhibit a pilot’s ability to become a proficient tailwheel pilot. This presentation is based upon Jim’s book Flying the Tailwheel Airplane, and seeks to identify and offer solutions to the basic, yet elusive, stick and rudder skills. The subjects discussed are applicable to all pilots, regardless of what kind of an airplane they fly. Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit

11/4/15

8 p.m. CDT

Carbon Monoxide - Silent Killer
FAA Wings and AMT Credit

Mike Busch

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch illustrates the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) in the cockpit by reviewing a number of CO-related acidents. He discusses the physiology of CO poisoning, sources of CO in the cockpit, and provides specific recommendations on the best CO detectors for cockpit use. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

11/11/15

7 p.m. CST

Precession Precision: Taming Turning Tendency
FAA Wings Credit

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Many pilots report (especially when flying Light Sport Aircraft) that raising the nose causes the plane to yaw in one direction, and lowering it yaws them in the opposite direction. This gives LSAs a reputation for being instable (or squirrely). In fact, these aircraft are merely obeying natural laws. Retired physics professor Paul Shuch will teach you how to anticipate, detect, and conquer gyroscopic precession. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.