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 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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Next Steps After Plane is Build

You've finally achieved your dream of building your own airplane. Here are some resources that will help you fly safely or sell your airplane.

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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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Start a 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.

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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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Leadership Academy

Interactive workshop weekends in Oshkosh focused on topics important to chapter leaders.  

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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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September Swing

Enjoy 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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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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This Month's Wallpaper

Your computer takes flight each month when you download desktop wallpaper featuring unique aircraft and vivid imagery. Download your favorite today!

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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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News Releases

Get all the official news surrounding EAA and its programs.

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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 brand new Van's RV-12!

This is your chance to win a beautiful, brand-new Van's RV-12. This striking aircraft, painted Tahoe Blue, will remind you just why you love to fly. 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 & Specialty

These live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions and be polled for their opinion.

System Requirements for Attendees

You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! To get the most out of GoToWebinar, you can download and install the full-feature desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer.

See Download GoToWebinar for your download options. You can also check your system's compatibility automatically.

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.

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

12/7/16

7 p.m. CST

TBM Avenger Returns to Hawaii

Brad Deckert

 

In October of 2015 TBM Avenger owner Brad Deckert had the once in a lifetime opportunity to take his Avenger back to Oahu, Hawaii, where it was based after WWII. Brad discusses the significant logistics involved in the planning and execution of the trip, where the plane was flown as cargo in a C-5 Galaxy. Brad shares the amazing story of the flights he made while in Hawaii, flying around the island and specifically over the Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor. Tune in as Brad shares some simply stunning photographs of this trip and recounts the trials and tribulations to make it happen.

12/14/16

8 p.m. CST

When Metal Lets Us Down
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

It’s rare for an engine, propeller or airframe to fail catastrophically in flight. But when one does, more often than not, the culprit is metal fatigue. To make intelligent maintenance decisions, every aircraft owner needs a basic understanding of how metal behaves, and why it fails. In this presentation, Mike Busch lays out the basics.

12/20/16

12 p.m. CST

So You Want to Build an Airplane?

Charlie Becker, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager

 

Building your own aircraft can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. However, it is a big undertaking with lots of things to consider before jumping in. This webinar will take you through the entire building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and to dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. This seminar is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane, either kit or plans-built. Time is allotted for questions and answers.

12/21/16

7 p.m. CST

Enhance Your Flying by Adding an Instrument Rating
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Andy Miller

 

CFI Andy Miller will discuss how adding the instrument rating to your pilot certificate will make you a better pilot in many ways. He will review the FAA’s requirements for the rating and share some tips to get the most out of your instrument flight training. Tune in to this presentation and learn how to add precision to your flying and increase the utility of your pilot certificate.

1/4/17

8 p.m. CST

Beware Fishing Expeditions
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

When you put your aircraft in the shop for routine maintenance or to get a squawk fixed, you run the risk of your mechanic finding other problems. Mike Busch explains that there's a proper time and place for mechanics to conduct such fishing expeditions, and it's called "the annual inspection." Mike discusses how to keep mechanics on a short leash so you don't wind up with a grounded aircraft at an inconvenient time.

1/11/17

7 p.m. CST

Where's My Flying Car?
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Since the dawn of manned flight, pilots have dreamed of fulfilling the spirit of the Marine Corps Anthem, seeking a single conveyance that can operate "in the air, on land and sea." In this FAA Safety Team WINGS webinar, professor H. Paul Shuch takes you (metaphorically) to the Shores of Tripoli, to trace the long history and engineering challenges of multi-function aircraft.

1/18/17

7 p.m. CST

Non-Builder Homebuilt Aircraft Ownership
Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit.

Tim Hoversten

 

Whether you have already owned a standard aircraft, or this is your first time owning any aircraft, Tim Hoversten from the EAA staff will give you the information you need to know to help you have a safe and rewarding experience owning a homebuilt experimental aircraft. What you can and can’t do with your homebuilt, how to safely transition into to flying your new purchase, repairs, maintenance, inspections, and more.

1/25/17

7 p.m. CST

10 Things Every iPad Pilot Should Know
Qualifies for FAA Wings Credit.

Bret Koebbe, Sporty's

 

The iPad has quickly become required equipment for many pilots and there's no question it has increased safety and reduced the costs associated with flying. Ten tips every iPad pilot should know will include a series of insightful recommendations, strategies and other tips that pilots of all experience levels should know when flying with the iPad. Topics include hidden software features, iPad "gotchas," flying with ADS-B weather, iPad connected panel, ForeFlight tips, preflighting your iPad, battery management, mounting, aviation apps you haven't heard of and much more.

2/1/17

8 p.m. CST

GA and Big Data (Part 1)
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Do headwinds occur more frequently than tailwinds? Do piston airplanes designed in the 21st century have better engine cooling than those designed in the 20th? Do odd-numbered cylinders run hotter than even-numbered ones? Mike Busch shows how we can prove these things empirically by crunching the numbers in his database of over a million GA flights involving more than 7,000 airplanes.

2/8/17

7 p.m. CST

Exploring the Zenith 750 Cruzer Design in SOLIDWORKS
Qualifies for FAA AMT credit.

Sebastien Heintz, Zenith Aircraft Co.

 

Shortly after EAA announced free access to SOLIDWORKS 3D computer-aided design software for EAA members at the 2016 convention, Zenith announced the availability of a streamlined SOLIDWORKS design package for all EAA members to its popular Zenith 750 Cruzer design. The vision for releasing this package was to spark new design innovation among EAA members. This webinar will provide attendees with an insider’s look at the 750 Cruzer design by Zenair design engineers, along with a discussion on popular builder design modifications.