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 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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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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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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Soaring for Success Speaker Series

A new educational experience at EAA of speakers addressing various topics in the business industry. See Google Executive Darren Pleasance on November 12.

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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

EAA AirVenture volunteer photographer Michael Kelly shot this golden Van's RV-8 during AirVenture 2014. Owned by Kevin Horton, EAA 368058, of Canada, it's painted in the colors of the RCAF Golden Hawks jet demonstration team.

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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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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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YOUTH EDUCATION

Dreams Take Flight

From introductory flights and educational camps to financial aid and internship opportunities, EAA empowers young people with resources to become a part of the next generation of aviators.

Air Academy Camperships


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Apply for these scholarships to help you explore the world of aviation at EAA Air Academy camps in Oshkosh, Wisconsin!

339th Fighter Group Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in tribute to the 339th Fighter Group of World War II by Lt. Colonel Lee D. “Ike” Eisenhart, one of the squadron’s P-51 “Mustang” pilots and devoted EAA member. 

Eldon Beresford Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Eldon Beresford, a 38-year veteran pilot for United Airlines. Special considerations for residents of Illinois, Iowa or Wisconsin. 

Harold and Leona Boyles Memorial Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established by Cecilia and Jerry Worth in tribute to Cecilia’s aunt, Leona. Special considerations for residents of central or northeast Wisconsin. 

Bury Family Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established by longtime EAA member and board member emeritus Carl. F. Bury, this enduring scholarship is in tribute to beloved family members who have gone west: his wife, Marion, and sons Eric and Carl. 

Dean William Carson Air Academy Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. This scholarship is established by the Carson Family in memory of Dean William Carson, a dedicated pilot who was passionate about life, his family, and who was a proud EAA Young Eagles pilot. Special considerations for residents of Southern California, age 14-18, with serious intent to pursue aviation related studies beyond high school, and a 2.0 minimum GPA. 

Allen L. Davis Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. Established in tribute to Allen L. Davis, pilot, CFI and General Motors automotive engineer. 

Cheryl Deamer-Boykin Memorial Scholarship
Provides from 50% to full tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Cheryl Deamer-Boykin an aviation enthusiast and former chief administrator of West Marion Community Hospital in Florida. Special considerations: First consideration extended to residents of Marion County, Fla., and residents of surrounding counties served by Ocala Regional Medical Center. 

EAA Chapter 579 Scholarship
Provides a $1,000 scholarship to EAA's Air Academy. Established by EAA Chapter 579 (Aurora, Illinois), and represents a combination of the Daniel Kelley Young Eagle Scholarship Fund and contributions to the Roger Mahr Aviation Experience. 

Thomas Ellsberg Scholarship
Provides a minimum of 50% tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. The scholarship honors the memory of Tom Ellsberg an aerobatic pilot known for flying "The Oregon Streaker." 

Harrison Ford Scholarship
Application deadline: December 31
As EAA’s Young Eagles chairman from 2004-09, Harrison Ford made a wonderful contribution to the general aviation community. By funding this endowment, Angela and Jim Thompson have created an enduring legacy of Harrison's contribution to youth and general aviation. 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. 

J. Andrew Garratt Memorial Scholarship
Provides $500 (or more) to support young women’s attendance at an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education offerings. Provided by two-time "Earthrounder" CarolAnn Garratt in tribute to her brother, Andy. Special considerations for females with at least a 3.0 GPA required for high school courses. 

Don T. Hopkin Memorial Scholarship
Provides tuition and associated costs for up to three youths to attend an EAA Air Academy session. The youth will be selected from the EAA Chapter 692 area in Stuart, Florida. The scholarship is in memory of Don and his EAA Chapter in Stuart, Florida. Don had a passion for flying and the water and this endowed scholarship was established to benefit youth who have an interest in flying. In the event a student from the Stuart area is not selected, the scholarship will be open to any deserving student approved by the scholarship selection process. 

Jason Kurt Lohr Memorial Scholarship
Provides up to full tuition to attend the EAA Air Academy Advanced camp. Established in tribute to Jason Kurt Lohr, a devoted and enthusiastic aviator. Special considerations for St. Louis area applicants. 

Richard P. Reitz Memorial Scholarship
Provides 50% tuition (minimum) to attend an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs, including internships. Established in memory of Richard P. Reitz whose passion is meant to be shared with young aviators. Special considerations for residents of the Tampa Bay, Florida area (counties of Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota). 

David & Andrea Robertson Scholarship
This endowed scholarship provides $500 each year to support participation in an EAA Air Academy session. Scholarship fund provided by EAA members David and Andrea Robertson. Special considerations for those with financial need or disadvantaged.

Neale Slater Memorial Scholarship
Provides a scholarship to attend an EAA Air Academy session or supports participation in other EAA education programs. Established to honor the memory of Neale Slater by retired USAF Colonel and long-time EAA member Raymond B. Bottom. 

Terry and Kimberly Slawinski Youth Aviation Achievers Award
Two or more awards are made available each year, divided equally between female and male applicants. Funding provided by EAA members airline Capt. Terry Slawinski and USAF Col. Kimberly Slawinski, M.D. 

James Stafford Memorial Scholarship
Funds support one or more scholarships each year for and EAA Air Academy session or other EAA education offering. Scholarship established in tribute to EAA member James M. Stafford of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

Washington County Pilots Association Scholarship
Provides scholarships to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established by the Washington County (Indiana) Pilots Association. Special considerations for residents of Washington County, Indiana. 

Robert B. Wronke Memorial Scholarship
Provides 50% tuition to attend an EAA Air Academy session or other EAA education offering. Established in tribute to Robert Wronke, a great fan of EAA and the city of Oshkosh. 

Zieve Family Utah Scholarship
This fund provides 75% to 100% tuition for a youth from Utah to attend an EAA Air Academy session. It was established by Joel and Ann Zieve, business owners and aviators from Northern Utah, to encourage students with a passion for aviation to pursue their dreams and not let any challenge (financial or otherwise) get in their way. Special considerations for Utah residents, those with financial need, and GPA of 3.0 or better. 

Wallace Peterson Scholarship
Provides a $500 scholarship for use toward flight training or to attend an EAA Air Academy session. Established in memory of Wallace Peterson, an aviation enthusiast who fell in love with airplanes while watching them take off from a dirt strip near his home in Omaha, Nebraska, this scholarship will help put another young person on the path to a lifetime love of flying. Special considerations extended to applicants from Nebraska, though applicants from any state will be considered.