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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C-PLAN

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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Member Swap Day, July 6

Are you a member of EAA AirVenture Museum, Paine Art Center and Gardens, or Oshkosh Public Museum? Members of them will be able to enjoy free admission to all of these Oshkosh-area museums on Sunday, July 6.

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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

Sean D. Tucker, Young Eagles chairman, performs in his Oracle Challenger III during the Tuesday air show at AirVenture 2014. Shot by volunteer photographer Spencer Thornton.

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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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Directions to Media Check-In

Get driving directions to the AirVenture check-in facility.

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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.

Flight Training Scholarships

Apply for these scholarships to help offset your flight training expenses and gain your wings!

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.  


Gathering of Eagles Scholarships

The annual Gathering of Eagles held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh funds these flight training scholarships for Young Eagles who complete the Sporty’s Learn to Fly course. Two annual $7,500 flight training scholarship and six $1,500 flight training awards are distributed each year to Young Eagles who are selected from the applicants and meet the application requirements noted on the scholarship application form. 


Wallace Peterson Scholarship

This scholarship provides $500 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. 


Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 10
Established by EAA and the Ninety-Nines, this scholarship provides one young woman with $3,000 for flight training through her first solo. The scholarship will be awarded during the WomenVenture luncheon at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The funds for the scholarship were provided by the International Ninety-Nines and the Ventura County Chapter. Applications will be accepted through July 10, 2014. Prize will be paid in installments to the winner's selected flight-training program. All applications must include a 500-word essay describing why you want to learn to fly, how you will apply your training, and goals for your future. It is also expected that winners will provide a 400-1,000 word essay to the scholarship committee after their selection sharing their training experiences and the goals that they have met. Proof of financial need and financial information is not required as part of application.

Apply for Karen Johnson Solo Scholarship


Boeing Flight Services Flight Training Awards
Application Deadline: July 23rd

Boeing Flight Services is sponsoring three (3) $5,000 flight training awards to EAA members who have completed their FAA written exam and had their first solo flight.  Recipients will be presented the flight training award at AirVenture 2014 by Boeing Flight Services executives.  Payment will be made in two installments of $2500 to the recipients.  To apply please send the following to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate Boeing Flight Services as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable), proof of FAA written score (must be 70% or better), proof of solo (copy of logbook page) and attach a short essay (500 words) that finishes the statement “My future plans with flight include...”  

GoPro "Go Fly" Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 15

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences. The company is awarding the “Go Fly” scholarship, a $7,500 flight training scholarship in 2014. GoPro encourages anyone 16 years of age and up to apply. Each entrant is required to submit a video on why you want to “Go Fly”. (.mov or .mp4 file types accepted). (View a video submission example.) Winners will also receive a GoPro Aviators camera package and a one year EAA membership. EAA will award the scholarships in $2,500 increments to the winner and a flight school. The winner will be expected to engage with EAA and GoPro via Facebook and Twitter to record their experiences with flight training on their GoPro equipment quarterly or at each flight training milestone (Solo, Cross Country, etc.) or more. The student’s flight instructor/flight school should be comfortable with filming parts of flight training. To apply, please send your video as a .mov or .mp4 file to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable) and attach the video. Winners will be announced at AirVenture 2014.


Sennheiser 'Live Your Dream' Flight Training Grants
Sennheiser has provided two Live Your Dream flight training grants of $1,500 each for Eagle Flights participants who enroll in flight training and complete 10 hours of instruction. To apply, write to EAA at scholarships@eaa.org indicating “Sennheiser Live Your Dream” in the subject line. Provide your name, address, date of birth and EAA # (a free six-month membership is part of your Eagle Flights experience). Include a letter of verification from your flight school along with a short description of why flight is in your dreams and $1,500 may find its way into your flight bank. 


WAI Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 19
The WAI Oshkosh Chapter Spirit of Flight Scholarship is open to women of all ages who have already soloed and are working on their recreational, sport pilot, private pilot, or commercial certificate, instrument or multiengine rating, or CFI. Preference will be given to Wisconsin residents, but all who qualify are encouraged to apply. The $500 award will be paid to the flight school of your choice.

Applicants are required to submit a copy of their logbook page(s) showing the entry documenting their solo flight and a one-page typewritten response to the following questions by July 19, 2014. 

  1. What are you now accomplishing that provides evidence for your sincere interest in the world of aviation?
  2. Identify the people who have been the most influential to you in pursuing your dreams of flight.  Describe what makes that connection special in your life and what you aspire to do “give wings” to a future generation of females as they do for you.
  3. What are your current extra-curricular pursuits and what are your career goals?

Application and/or questions should be sent electronically to knelson@wai.org, or mailed to Kelly Nelson, WAI-Oshkosh Chapter Scholarship, 3007 Clairville Rd., Oshkosh, WI 54904.


ForeFlight Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30
ForeFlight builds elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. The company is awarding two, $7,500 flight training scholarships in 2014. ForeFlight encourages anyone 16 years of age and up to apply. Each entrant is required to submit a 500 word essay on “How I will use my license to fly” either via typed document or video. (.mov or .mp4 file types accepted). (View a video submission example.) Winners will also receive a one year ForeFlight subscription and a one-year EAA membership. EAA will award the scholarships in $2,500 increments to the winner and a flight school. Winners will be expected to engage with EAA and ForeFlight via Facebook and Twitter to report on their experiences with flight training. To apply, please send the following to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable) and attach the essay or video. Winners will be announced at AirVenture 2014.


Noah Favaregh Flight Training Scholarship

Applications will open in 2015
This endowed scholarship has been established to remember and honor the spirit and dedication of Noah Favaregh and support the dreams of aviators everywhere!  This flight training scholarship will be awarded to the candidate to help fund their achievement of obtaining a pilot’s certification. The funds will be awarded to the candidate and their selected training program jointly with benchmarks for achievement set forward prior to release of funding. The selected candidate will have already soloed. To apply, please send the following to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line:  Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable). Applicants will attach an essay explaining why you want to fly.


Tinker Murdock Flight Training Award

Application Deadline: July 4
Through the generosity of the Tinker Murdock Family Fund, EAA will award up to $7,500 to a Young Eagle/ Next Step applicant seeking to further their aviation training by completing a private pilot’s license. Applicants will be actively involved in EAA’s online ground school or other training program, demonstrating their commitment to the educational opportunity. The funds will be allocated to the student and the selected training program. To apply, please send the following to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable). Applicants will attach an essay describing goals and how a pilot’s certification will help support that goal. 


Richard Harper Flight Training Scholarship
Application Deadline: July 4
This scholarship is provided by the Richard R. & Gretchen E. Harper Fund in memory of Richard Raymond Harper. Richard was a hard working and kind hearted man with a passion for life and loved to help anyone in need. He worked hard to establish his career as a pilot, loved his aviation career and was excited to be able to mentor and encourage upcoming pilots to pursue their dreams.  EAA will award one (1) $7,500 scholarship to financially assist a person to pursue their passion for flight and become a licensed pilot. The selected candidate must have a GPA of 3.8. To apply, please send the following to scholarships@eaa.org and indicate the name of the scholarship as the subject line: Name, Address, Date of Birth and EAA # (if applicable). Applicants will also attach an essay describing their passion for flight and ambition for wanting to fly.