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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Individual Membership

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.

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Benefits & Discounts

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! 

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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 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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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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Leadership Academy

Interactive workshop weekends in Oshkosh focused on topics important to chapter leaders.  

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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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September Swing

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.

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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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This Month's Wallpaper

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.

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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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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 L-4J!

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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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.

Volunteering as a family? All youth under the age 18 need written parental consent to participate in volunteer activities. All youth under the age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can find the consent form here.

If you have any general questions regarding volunteering, please email hr@eaa.org

Volunteer Center

Not sure where you want to volunteer? EAA’s Volunteer Center is the perfect place for you to start! The Volunteer Center is the place to look for volunteer opportunities during AirVenture Oshkosh. All you need to do is stop by and they will help match you with the perfect opportunity. The Volunteer Center is a small building in Camp Scholler located on Schaick Ave across from the parking lot of the red barn camp store.

The Volunteer Center opens mid-July and will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Activities Center

Aircraft Greeters: The Aircraft Greeters are 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- to 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 a 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-Museum Lobby

Greeter: This position is for people who are outgoing and like to help people. The greeter welcomes people as they come into the museum and gives them directions according to where they want or need to go.

Openings available in two shifts: 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (morning shift) and 12:30-5 p.m. (afternoon shift)

Admissions Sales: This person runs a computer till and assists visitors with the purchase of AirVenture Oshkosh admissions. Computer skills are helpful but we will attempt to train anyone. Must be able to keep an organized cash drawer. Willingness to have fun is a plus.

Openings available 12:30-5 p.m.

Scanner Operator: This person verifies internet sales, scans bar codes, and issues wristbands as appropriate. This position does not handle cash sales.

Willingness to have fun working in a fast-paced environment is a plus.

Openings available 12:30-5 p.m.

Please contact Dave Jennen at davejennen@icloud.com if interested in volunteering with Admissions – Museum Lobby.

Camp Registration Ramp

The ramp volunteer’s role is to be the first point of contact to welcome EAA members who are driving in to stay in Camp Scholler. Responsibilities include directing Camp Scholler ramp traffic into safe and efficient lines, working with team members to expedite wait times by keeping traffic flow organized, and assisting the Camper Registration staff in ensuring a welcoming and exciting experience for our members.

Ramp volunteers work in four-hour shifts, which are scheduled between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. beginning the Wednesday before AirVenture and ending the Friday of AirVenture. Volunteers may sign up for as many or as few shifts as desired. 

Must be at least 16 years old. Must be available during the week of AirVenture. Must be able to stand for long periods of time and tolerate weather.

Please contact Liesl Wrolstad at lwrolstad@eaa.org if interested in volunteering with Camper Registration Ramp.

Carts Program

Join the Carts Program as a dispatcher. This position assists with directing fellow cart volunteers to areas where someone is in need of a lift.

For this position it is helpful to be comfortable with radios and data entry but it is not required.

Shifts are four hours each between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. starting Saturday, July 23, through Sunday, July 31.

Please contact Dennis Mangan at dennis_mangan@att.net if interested in volunteering with the carts program.

Departure Briefing

Come join the Departure Briefing crew. It's time well spent on the flightline 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 of knowing the departure part of the NOTAM. There are nine locations where departure briefings are given and we also have several “roaming” briefers on scooters and utility vehicles.

Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please contact Elton Eisele at departurebriefing@gmail.com if interested in volunteering with Departure Briefing.

Gathering of Eagles

This event is a dinner, entertainment, and auction event in the EAA AirVenture Museum Eagle Hangar during AirVenture on Thursday, July 28. This event helps support the youth education and other programs at EAA. EAA is looking for volunteers for this event. The roles and further information are below.

Bidding Associate: Provide a high level of customer service to guests helping place bids in the bidding software, a tablet, and being able to answer general questions regarding the event and the venue will be important as an ambassador of EAA. Training will be provided.

Volunteers needed from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28.

  • Qualifications: Must be 18 or older, can communicate effectively, and have the ability to work in a high pressure environment. Looking for someone with customer service experience, but is not required.

Table Host: Provide customer service to guests within the table section you are serving. Fulfilling drink requests and being able to answer general questions regarding the event and the venue will be important as an ambassador of EAA. Training will be provided.

Volunteers needed from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28.

  • Qualifications: Must be 21 or older, 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 location will be provided at a later time

Please contact Katie Meyer at kmeyer@eaa.org if interested in volunteering with The Gathering.

North 40

Traffic: Assist in directing aircraft off the runways, towards departure areas, and will sort/direct aircraft to the proper locations along the active taxiways.

Parking: Volunteers who work the parking areas direct general aviation aircraft into parking and camping spots. You will often work as part of a crew and will have the chance to speak with the arriving pilots.

Must be 18 years of age. No experience necessary, training is provided. This is usually a fast-paced environment, so being able to stand/walk for several hours at a time is necessary.

Available shifts are:

Pre-air show days (Fri 7/22/16 through Sun 7/24/16):

  • First: 6:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • Second: 9:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
  • Third: 12:20 p.m. - 4:20 p.m.
  • Fourth: 4:05 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.

Air show days (Mon 7/25/16 through Sun 7/31/16)

  • First: 6:40 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
  • Second: 9:30 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.
  • Third: 12:20 p.m. – air show
  • Fourth: 5:40 p.m. - 8:05 p.m.

Please contact Carol Garceau at EAAFLO_VOL@yahoo.com if interested in volunteering with North 40 Flightline Ops.

Trams

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

Experience driving tractors or similar equipment may be helpful for tram drivers but is not required. Must have a current driver’s license and be 21 years old.

Conductors: Volunteers are needed to ride on the back of the trams to give directions and provide general event information to passengers.

Safety Volunteers: Assisting with directing guests at different tram stops.

Available shifts are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Please contact Gene Zorn at airventuretrams@gmail.com if interested in volunteering with trams. 

Young Eagles Raffle

The Young Eagles Raffle is looking for volunteers to help! Volunteers will be responsible for explaining the raffle and rules and handling cash and credit cards at one of their four locations.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age. Training will be provided.

Shifts are four hours each.

Please contact Jon Maxwell at talespin34@gmail.com if interested in volunteering with the Young Eagles Raffle.