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 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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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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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 EAA Eagle FlightTM

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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Hops & Props

Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event held annually in March.  

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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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Harrison Ford Scholarship

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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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 volunteer photographer DeKevin Thornton, EAA 312254, shot this F-22 Raptor at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. The F-22 will be back at Oshkosh this summer when the F-22 Raptor Demo Team joins the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight.

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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 EAA Eagle FlightTM.

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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 2015 meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, at Theater in the Woods. All EAA members are welcome to attend.

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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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Tribute Opportunities

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.

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Win a Piper J-3 Cub!

Proven to be popular in past Sweepstakes, this beautiful, fully-restored 1946 Piper J-3 Cub takes center stage once again as the fan favorite aircraft among aviation enthusiasts as our 2015 EAA® Sweepstakes aircraft. Enter now to win!

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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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Volunteer

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.

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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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VOLUNTEER AT EAA

Making a Difference

Volunteers believe people can make a difference and are willing to prove it.  Volunteers have been the heart of EAA accomplishments since its inception in 1953.

Volunteer at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh

Share the adventure of The World's Greatest Aviation Celebration! People of all interests, experience, and skills can find enjoyment as an EAA AirVenture Oshkosh volunteer.

From the flightline to admissions, many opportunities are available for you to become a part of EAA's heart and soul as an AirVenture Oshkosh volunteer.

AIRVENTURE 2015 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


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Activities Center

Aircraft Greeters: The Aircraft Greeters are the volunteers who "meet and greet" the transient pilots as they arrive at AirVenture.  Along with greeting the pilots, they remind them to tie down their airplanes, close their flight plans, direct them to the North 40 Registration building, and answer any questions they may have.  This role does require that the volunteer be able to stand or be walking in the sun for a 2-3 hour shift.  We do advise that they wear comfortable shoes and a hat and use sunscreen. Being an Aircraft Volunteer is a good way to get up close to a lot of different types of planes and meet their pilots. Must be 18 years or older.

Crafts: The volunteers for the Craft tent will assist in the sales of the craft kits, signing up participants for the different craft classes and cleaning the Children's table as needed.  It is not necessary to know any of the crafts that are being taught.  This is usually a very busy tent and it is interesting to see what the attendees can create either in a class or on their own.

Hospitality Pavilion: The volunteers for the Hospitality Pavilion will assist in greeting our attendees as they enter and offer them refreshments. It is great way to meet people from all parts of the United States and several foreign countries.

Flying Cinema: Volunteers are needed to start movies at the appropriate time and make sure that are running correctly. Knowledge of VCR and DVD machines is helpful.

Please contact Sandy Marsh at smarsh27@yahoo.com if interested in volunteering with the Activities Center.

Admissions

Volunteers are needed to sell admission wristbands to AirVenture attendees as well as redeem advanced sale and complimentary tickets.

Admission volunteers meet and greet AirVenture attendees from around the world. Volunteers working in these areas should be at ease with handling cash and credit card transactions, using a simple computer system. Training is provided!

Museum Lobby Hours (Afternoon Volunteers Needed)

Sunday, July 27: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday, July 28: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday, July 31: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday, August 1: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, August 2: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, August 3: 8 a.m.-TBA

Museum Lobby volunteers can be directed to Dave & Bonnie Jennen: davejennen@icloud.com

Audio/Visual
Support Team

Theater in the Woods Lighting Installation (2 positions): A team of people work together to unload and organize lighting inventory, install lighting instruments, run all necessary cabling, program dimmers and lighting console, hang drapery, mount some signage and perform other general stage work. Volunteers are needed Monday, July 13 through Friday, July 17, working approximately 8 hours per day with some work done at night.

Knowledge of theatrical lighting systems helpful. Work will require some lifting up to 50 lbs. and with basic tools on ladders and scaffolding.

Please contact Rob Molash at rmolash@eaa.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

EAA Museum Audio/Visual Tech (2 positions): A team of people cover all of the Speaker Showcase presentations and other internal and corporate events held within the museum areas. Techs will work with basic audio mixers, microphones, laptops, projectors, screens, lights, cables, etc. Most presentations take place somewhere between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., but there are several night events, including weekends. Volunteers needed Monday, July 20 through Sunday, August 26. Eight-hour work days are the average.

Knowledge of audio/visual equipment and computers helpful. Work will require some lifting up to 30 lbs. and with standard A/V equipment.

Please contact Rob Molash at rmolash@eaa.org if you are interested in this opportunity.

Departure Briefing

Come join the Departure Briefing crew. It's time well spent on the flight line and any pilot or aviation enthusiast would enjoy helping out. Pilots departing AirVenture are expected to have downloaded or received the EAA AirVenture NOTAM which is required reading for any pilot's pre-flight preparation. As briefers, we explain the ground departure procedures while we reinforce the importance in knowing the departure part of the NOTAM. There are 8 locations where departure briefings are given and we also have several 'roaming' briefers on scooters and utility vehicles.

If interested in signing-up or would like more information, please feel free to contact Elton Eisele or Henry Hartman by e-mail at departureb@yahoo.com.

Gathering of Eagles

This event is a dinner, entertainment and auction event in the EAA AirVenture Museum Eagle Hangar during AirVenture on Thursday, July 31st. This event helps support the youth education programs at EAA. EAA is looking for volunteers for this event. Below are the roles and further information.

Tablet Associate: Volunteers needed from 4-10:30 p.m. to provide a high level of customer service to guests helping place bids in the bidding software, a tablet, on Silent Auction, President’s Choice and Raise the Windsock, and being able to answer general questions regarding the event and the venue will be important as an ambassador of EAA.

Table Host: Provide the highest level of customer service to guests within the table section you are serving. Having a general knowledge in food and beverage service, fulfilling drink requests, and being able to answer general questions regarding the event and the venue will be important as an ambassador of EAA.

Qualifications for both roles we are looking for someone with a positive attitude, can communicate effectively and have the ability to work in a high pressure environment. Looking for someone with experience with serving and customer service experience, but is not required.

Training will be provided and required. Training will be prior to AirVenture and one during the week of AirVenture. Date, time and where will be provided at a later time

If you are interested please complete the volunteer application. If you have any questions contact Jessica Luft via email at jluft@eaa.org or call her at 920-426-6529.

Trams

Drivers: Volunteers are needed to drive the trams on specific routes around the site.

Additional Tram Volunteers: Volunteers are needed to ride on the back of the trams to gi ve directions and provided information to passengers.

Available shifts are from 2-8 p.m.

Experience driving tractors or similar equipment may be helpful for Tram drivers but is not required.

If you are interested in volunteering with the Trams group, please e-mail Gene Zorn at airventuretrams@gmail.com.

Vintage

Flight Line: Looking for flight line volunteers to park planes, work crowd control during airshows, and do other fun things during AirVenture Oshkosh 2015!

If you are interested in volunteering with the Vintage Flight Line, please contact Patty at antiqueflash1@gmail.com.


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We will try to match your skills and interests to an appropriate area of AirVenture Oshkosh.

If you have any general volunteer questions, please e-mail hr@eaa.org