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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
Watch EAA’s collection of more than 300 “Hints” on all aspects of building or restoring.
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.
See all the informative fun awaiting you at a typical Chapter Leaders Academy over the course of a weekend.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A line of stunning Stearmans make a beautiful display with the Oshkosh tower as backdrop. Volunteer photographer Laurie Goossens, EAA 854862, captured this great shot during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.
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 Eagle Flight.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
Editor’s note: One of our EAA chapter members “south of the border” in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, is planning to put a 230-hp Mercury two-stroke engine - a very large outboard motor - on an aircraft. We thought you’d be interested in learning about the project.
I had just finished building a Geo Metro three-cylinder engine for an experimental light-sport aircraft, and the urge to build another engine got the best of me. This time I wanted to build an engine with lots of power and decided to look into the V-6 auto engines.
The V-6 is so popular in cars, and a large number are available in the auto salvage yards with reasonable price tags. However, the first thing you learn is the engine is heavy. Yes, there are aluminum block and head engines, but they are heavy, too, and don’t have that much power in stock configuration. Sure, you can rebuild the engine, add a cam and lifters and turbochargers to get the power up, then add the gear reduction system for the propeller, and your power-to-weight ratio goes through the roof.
While visiting a friend who races boats, I toured his workshop and was introduced to the big block boat outboard power heads - all aluminum, no valve train, two-cycle V-6, with horsepower ranging from 150 to 325. After a short learning period, I was hooked on the engine.
The first thing I learned about a two-cycle engine is that the amount of horsepower produced is proportional to the rpm, i.e. 200 hp at 5,500 rpm or 325 hp at 9,500 rpm. I chose the 2.5 V-6 with 200 hp at 5,500 rpm. You can do some modifications to a stock engine to bring the horsepower up while holding the rpm down to the fishing boat motor rpm of 5,500.
We will cover those mods in a later article. If you have ever fished, then you might know that outboard motors run at full throttle all day long and seem to take the high rpm very well. Other things I quickly learned about the engine were the accessories; there aren’t any. Sure, there is a starter, a flywheel, and electronic control for the plugs and throttle body. Underneath the flywheel is a stator and permanent magnets to produce the electricity, and two magnetos for the spark plugs.
Once I felt the engine had some potential, I returned to my friend’s shop, dug through his discarded engine parts, and put together a mock-up motor for further study and R & R. Once I had the engine sitting on my workbench, my daydreaming began. I came up with three problems to solve: the propeller rpm, a cooling system, and making it fit under the cowl of an Acro Sport - more on those problems, too, in future articles.
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