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Light Plane World

By Paul Poberezny

Gail Halvorsen
Paul Poberezny flying the HyperBipe “Red 1”

During our 57 years since the founding of EAA, we have seen many changes and have met challenges ensuring the organization’s future. From the early days of working with the Department of Commerce (CAA) and (now) the FAA, we have developed an outstanding working relationship that continues to this day and has made possible the freedom to design and build the various flying machines that suit one’s dreams. They may be the dreamers: the armchair pilot, the history buff, the designer/homebuilder - ultralight, powered parachute, vintage, warbird—and from this movement so many craftsmen came through the self-education process. Our country is certainly richer for it.

The freedom of expression, working with hand and mind, and the togetherness we enjoy through our chapter programs and local fly-ins are a great bonding of the human spirit. Once a year since 1953 we gather at Oshkosh to share each other’s love for flight and to again renew friendships that are so everlasting.

With this first issue of Light Plane World, EAA will continue its effort to bring each of us closer together and stay informed - an educational process that will continue to grow as it has all these past years since the organization’s founding.

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