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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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.
Take to the skies with a free introductory flight and discover the next steps toward becoming a pilot.
EAA Flight Advisors can help you find the right path to get you flying efficiently and, most importantly, safely.
Follow the journey of One Week Wonder...from building the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit at #OSH14 to its future possibilities.
Register as an ultralight student or pilot and discover the types of ultralights you can have fun in!
Affordable, achievable, and fun! Experience the freedom of flight as a sport pilot.
Warbirds of America membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.
VAA membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.
IAC membership connects you with other enthusiasts, builders, pilots, and competitors.
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.
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.
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.
Interactive workshop weekends in Oshkosh focused on topics important to chapter leaders.
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.
Relive 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.
One of EAA’s most popular member benefits, the award-winning monthly magazine covers the full spectrum of association activity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Piper L-4J was the most popular and recognizable of the collection of the World War II liaison aircraft, affectionately nicknamed “Grasshoppers”. This aircraft allows any pilot to take the controls of a Warbird and experience the significance of owning a piece of history. Enter now to win!
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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.
AirVenture enables our commercial partners to have an unmatched forum to present their products and services to the most passionate aviation consumers.
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.
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.
You may have heard about the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum auctioning off a single place on the historic flight of its Lancaster bomber, VRA, over to the United Kingdom for a minimum bid of $40,000 CDN. I was watching the eBay auction from days before the bidding closed. Here’s how it went:
A week before bidding closed, not a single bid. Then…
Someone was obviously determined to win and knew how to play the game since the winning bidder only bid once! The eBay auction information appeared on national news in Canada, The Daily Mail in the United Kingdom, and many other media outlets.
Daniel Thwaites, PLC, the British brewer of Lancaster Bomber Ale has sponsored the flight of this unique aircraft as it crosses the Atlantic via Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada, Narsarsuaq, Greenland, and Keflavik, Iceland, prior to arriving at the BBMF, Royal Air Force Coningsby. There’s no info yet on the identity of the winning bidder. If anyone knows, would you like to share it with the rest of us?
Continuing with the warbird theme, you may remember our article about the C-47 in Normandy invasion stripes that paid us a visit for some propeller work in Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. It turns out that this same aircraft is headed on a mission to Europe parallel to the Lancaster`s trip to the United Kingdom. The mayor of Sainte-Mère-Église, France, invited the National Warplane Museum to send over the C-47, known as Whiskey 7, to participate in D-Day celebrations. By the time you read this, she will have already dropped parachute teams in celebrations on the 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th of June. You can also follow the C-47’s progress with her onboard Spot tracker and find more information about the project on the web.
EAA Chapter 266, Montreal, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Celebrations include two events - a barbecue on July 26 at Valleyfield and a five-stop poker run on August 16 (rain date July 17) based from a privately owned field at Hawkesbury East (CPG5), which is between Ottawa and Montreal. The run will encompass Lachute, St-Lazare, Valleyfield, Cornwall, then back to East Hawkesbury.
Do you remember sitting in school, thinking, “Why would I ever need to know this stuff?” because you didn’t see a connection between, say, algebra and the real world? Disinterest can lead to lower grades. Some students might even develop a permanent phobia for a subject they might otherwise have done well in.
Lane Wallace’s article in the March 2014 issue of Sport Aviation about the Teacher in Flight program could be a significant tool in bringing relevance to academic subjects. This program educates teachers about aviation and helps them to inspire youth not just to become pilots but to become better, more capable students. You can learn better by hands-on doing than by just listening, and working on a project provides a natural way to develop many of the skills that are normally force-fed in the classroom.
Next time you encourage a youngster to get involved building or flying an aircraft, think not only of the possibility that they might become a future pilot, but that you are enriching a young life; and both girls and boys can do equally well.
In our article last month about flying over the clouds, we neglected to mention what should be obvious to all; if you’re above the clouds and there is a hint that they might close in below you, you should not have been there in the first place, and trouble with Transport Canada or the Transportation Safety Board should be the least of your worries. Thanks to reader Scott Black for his comment, and please read the latest TSB safety newsletter and learn from others’ mistakes.
What do you think of the new, revamped EAA website? Do you like the changes? Give us your feedback.
Finally, the COPA AGM is at Peterborough, Ontario, on Saturday, June 21, with breakfast being served at 8 a.m. and presentations starting at 9 a.m. The AGM will then run from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., with several other courses and presentations in the afternoon. It’s a fly-in, too, and the breakfast and lunch sound delicious.
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