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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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!
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.
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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