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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EAA Finance Solutions

This program provides EAA members in the market to finance an aircraft, kit, plan-based aircraft materials, engine, engine overhaul, or avionics upgrade, with exclusive benefits.

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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 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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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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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

This Piel  Beryl, a CP.750 taildragger variant, is owned and flown by Randy Weselmann, EAA Lifetime 150639. It was photographed in the skies of Wisconsin by EAA volunteer photographer Tyson V. Rininger during 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

Inspiring
Welcoming
Passionate

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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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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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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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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)

12/17/14

7:30 p.m. CST

Chapter Chat: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Chapters

Pat Webb

 

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.

1/7/15

8 p.m. CST

Diagnosing a Rough Engine
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Engine roughness is a very specific symptom. Maintenance guru Mike Busch discusses which engine components can cause roughness and which ones can't, offers advice on how to diagnose roughness issues, and explains why engines always run a bit rougher LOP than they do ROP. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

1/14/15

7 p.m. CST

ADS-B: A Pilot's Guide
FAA Wings Credit

John Zimmerman

 

Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (better known as ADS-B) is a new technology that could revolutionize the way we fly. Unfortunately, much of the information related to ADS-B is needlessly confusing. So what is ADS-B? Why should you care about it? Can you just ignore it? No. While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will have to deal with as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language. Join Sporty’s John Zimmerman as he discusses what you really need to know about ADS-B “out” and ADS-B “in.” Learn about panel-mount ADS-B solutions from Garmin, Aspen and others, plus the exciting developments in the portable ADS-B market. We’ll cut through the jargon so you understand what’s important—and what’s not. 

1/21/15

7 p.m. CST

Are you Fit to Fly? Understanding Aeromedical Self-Certification
FAA Wings Credit

Dr. Gregory Pinnell

 

Whether the type of flying you do requires an FAA medical certificate, a valid driver's license, or neither, we all have a responsibility to self-certify our fitness to fly before every flight. Dr. Greg Pinnell of the EAA Aeromedical Advisory Council and AirDocs explains the rules and best practices regarding self-certification, and answers your questions.

1/28/15

7 p.m. CST

Weight and Balance for Pilots
FAA Wings Credit

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

A discussion of weight and balance from a pilot's perspective, presented by Prof. H. Paul Shuch. The objectives of the presentation include:
Define torque, datum, station, weight, arm, moment, and CG
Given maximum gross weight and empty weight, compute useful load and payload
Perform calculations of total weight and center of gravity
Explain the importance of proper aircraft loading
Understand why CG varies throughout flight
Ensure that the aircraft is always being operated within its safe loading envelope 

2/4/15

8 p.m. CST

Ferry Permits
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

There are times when it is necessary to fly an aircraft even when it's not in airworthy condition. That's why the FAA invented ferry permits. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses when they're needed, explains exactly how to get one, and discusses the rules for making ferry flights. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

2/10/15

12 p.m. CDT

Why Wait? Expedited and Expanded Aviation Financing

Kevin Buckland

 

Obtaining financing for your next aircraft, experimental kit, engine or avionics upgrade is not complicated. Kevin Buckland, President of National Aircraft Finance Company, will explain the procedures and requirements to obtain a pre-approval, submit an application, and secure aviation financing. NAFCO is the administrative agent for the EAA Finance Solutions program, and one of two approved banking partners for NextGen GA avionics upgrade loans (including ADS-B).

2/18/15

7 p.m. CST

Chapter Chat: Fun with Flight Simulators

Pat Webb

 

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.

3/4/15

8 p.m. CST

Cam Distress
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

If your engine fails to make TBO, chances are the reason will be that it has developed a bad cam lobe or spalled lifters. But many engines are condemned to a costly cam transplant unnecessarily or prematurely. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the proper way to evaluate cam condition and make a well-informed decision as to whether "it's time" or not. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

4/1/15

8 p.m. CDT

The Decision Point
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

During every annual inspection, there's a specific moment in time when the aircraft owner needs to get involved in the decision making process to ensure he stays in control and obtains a satisfactory outcome with no surprises. Maintenance expert Mike Busch defines this crucial "decision point" and explains what steps an owner should take to make certain the right things happen when it comes. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

5/6/15

8 p.m. CDT

Engine Teardowns
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

The decision to tear down an engine is one of the most serious and expensive that any aircraft owner will have to face. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the right way to make this crucial decision, and how to avoid the kind of unnecessary or premature engine teardowns that happen all too frequently. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

6/3/15

8 p.m. CDT

Safe vs. Airworthy
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

We often hear the terms "safe" and "airworthy" used interchangeably as if they were synonyms. But they're not. Maintenance guru Mike Busch explains why it's quite possible for an aircraft or components to be quite safe but absolutely unairworthy. He discusses how these two words differ in meaning, and explores the implications of that difference on maintenance decision making. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

7/1/15

8 p.m. CDT

Warranty Schmarranty
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the terms and conditions of manufacturer and repair station warranties, with primary focus on engine warranties. He explains what's covered, what isn't, and how to factor competing warranty terms into your decision to have your engine field overhauled or exchanged for a factory rebuilt or factory new engine. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

8/5/15

8 p.m. CST

Perils of Cylinder Work
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch digs into the thorny issue of tightening critical fasteners properly when installing cylinders on a piston aircraft engine, explains why it is so difficult to get it right when doing it with the engine still mounted in the airplane, and emphasizes the need to be very cautious when replacing multiple cylinders or doing top overhauls. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.