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

Jim Koepnick, EAA Lifetime 222987, captured this 1947 Consolidated Vultee L-13 during AirVenture 2010. The L-13, then owned by Clu Colvin, was featured in the February 2011 issue of Vintage Airplane magazine.

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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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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 the convention office to Camp Scholler, many opportunities are available for you to become a part of EAA's heart and soul as an AirVenture volunteer.

Volunteer at EAA AirVenture 2014!

Not sure what type of volunteer assistance you would like to provide for AirVenture 2014? Do you have special skills that you would like to use while volunteering? If so, please complete this application and submit to hr@eaa.org (please include "Volunteer" in the subject line). We will try to match your skills and interests to an appropriate area of AirVenture.

Several areas that have a need for general volunteer assistance are listed below. If interested in one of these areas, contact the individual person listed for each specific area for more detailed information.

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

 

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

Museum Lobby Hours (Afternoon Volunteers Needed)

Sunday, July 27: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 28: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 29: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 30: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 31: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 1: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 2: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 3: 8:00 a.m.-TBA

   

Accounting Services– Second Shift

The Account Services: Auto-Parking volunteer will prepare and reconcile cash drawers/trays, prepare cash deposits, transmittal forms, and submittal forms, settle credit card machines, provide booth attendants with tickets and change, scan daily and weekly online redemptions for all parking lots, reconcile tickets to cash, prepare daily tickets bundles for next day activities, and perform end-of-day procedure. Previous experience with account and/or banking is preferred. Due to the nature of the position the volunteer must pass a background check and sign off on EAA’s PCI compliance policy.

Volunteers are needed for second shift starting Monday, July 28 through Sunday, August 3.

Please contact Cathleen Maines at cmaines@eaa.org if you are interested in volunteering.

   

Audio/Visual Support Team

Theater in the Woods Lighting Installation (2 positions): Volunteers usually arrive in morning and finish up later in the afternoon each day. A team of about eight 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. Lights are focused at night, so there is usually a few late nights of work as well. Much of the work is done from ladders, scaffolding or scissors lifts, and there is a fair amount of lifting throughout the workday. Conditions can be difficult when temperatures are high in the summer. Volunteers are needed Monday, July 21 through Friday, July 25, 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.

EAA Museum Audio/Visual Tech (2 positions): Volunteers are part of a four-person team that covers all of the Speaker Showcase presentations and other internal and corporate events held within the museum areas. Locations include the Founders Wing, SpaceShipOne presentation area, Hilton Theater, SkyScape Theater, Vette Theater, and others. 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. The team is self-regulating and adjusts schedules and coverage as needed to make sure everything is covered. Volunteers needed Monday, July 28 through Sunday, August 3. Eight-hour work days are the average, but each day is different, so these workers need to have very flexible schedules and enjoy working indoors. 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 one of these opportunities.

   
 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.

iPad Associate: Volunteers needed from 4:00pm – 10:30 pm to provide a high level of customer service to guests helping place bids in the bidding software, an iPad, 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.

   
Grounds/Facilities Pre-Convention 
Come join EAA staff and volunteers prepare the AirVenture Oshkosh grounds for The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. The work varies but can include carpentry, grass cutting, painting, gardening, and other general maintenance. Whether it is for just a few hours or a few days a week – we have work any day of the week.

If interested in signing-up or would like more information, please feel free to email hr@eaa.org
   

Hospitality Chair

Provide hospitality support and services in venues that business partners and donors utilize during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. This includes the Flightline Viewing Tent, Brown Arch, Partner Resource Center (tent & reception desk), and PHP / Guest Relations. The hospitality chair will be responsible for tracking volunteer credentials, organizing volunteer schedules, and recruiting new volunteers when necessary.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, please e-mail Heidi Hamm at hhamm@eaa.org.

   

Hospitality Tents for Thunderbirds Show

Volunteers are needed to greet and be a host at the hospitality tents during Thunderbirds show for our neighbors and businesses near AirVenture. We also need volunteers to set up chairs and tables and clean up after each day the hospitality tents are utilized.

Set Up Tables and Chairs

Friday, August 1 – Anytime from 8am - 3pm


Greeters and Hosts

Friday, August 1 – 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday, August 2 – 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Sunday, August 3 – 1:00pm - 4:00pm


Clean Up Crew

Friday, August 1 – 6pm - 8 pm

Saturday, August 2 – 6pm - 8pm

Contact Jessica Luft at jluft@eaa.org or call her at 920-426-6529 if you are interested in volunteering.

   
 Pathways Pavilion                           
EAA’s Pathways Pavilion is in need of volunteers for our Learn to Fly section in the tent.  This area will have three Redbird Simulators, including one with full motion, and an Ask the Instructor desk.  We encourage pilot prospects as well as experienced pilots to stop by this area to learn about flying and advanced ratings.  As a volunteer you would help run the simulators and answer questions from folks interested in flight.

If you are interested in volunteering with Pathways Pavilion, please email hr@eaa.org

   

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 give directions and provided information to passengers.

Available shifts are from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 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 2014!

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

 

Red Barn Store: Looking for volunteers to help pre-convention with stocking and readying the store for business, as well during convention to help operate the store.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Red Barn Store, please e-mail Mary Knutson at lodicub@charter.net.