Connect with fellow members
Chapters are about people and participation. They bring together a group of individuals who enjoy the friendship of others and who are interested in learning more about aviation as well as sharing their own knowledge. Chapters are involved in a variety of social and educational activities including Young Eagles rallies, fly-ins, building seminars, and more. There's something for everyone in an EAA Chapter! Only EAA Members are eligible to join a local EAA chapter.
Join fellow members at EAA's annual convention-EAA AirVenture Oshkosh-the world's greatest aviation celebration. AirVenture is an international gathering place for all aviation enthusiasts. An AirVenture participant can study the latest aircraft and innovations; discover new ideas and techniques from the more than 500 forums and workshops; shop 'til they drop with more than 700 exhibitors; see aviation's top personalities perform each day; or just talk airplanes with people from around the world. AirVenture has become important and influential in the aviation industry, but retains its friendly and personal feel-part of the reason the world comes to Oshkosh every year. EAA Members receive preferred admission rates plus other benefits, and only EAA Members are authorized to camp at the AirVenture site.
Perhaps the most satisfying way to share your passion for aviation with young people, and that's why more than 80,000 EAA Members have participated in EAA Young Eagles. Led by actor and Young Eagles Chairman Harrison Ford, this innovative program offers a free airplane ride to young people, ages 8-17, in the hope that it will spark their curiosity to learn more about aviation. Since the program's launch in 1992, more than 1.1 million Young Eagles have been entered into the "World's Largest Logbook". Only EAA members are authorized to participate by flying Young Eagles. EAA member pilots who donate their time to the program are eligible for enhanced insurance coverage and a variety of recognition rewards.
If you have a particular interest in a specific aircraft type or activity, EAA encourages you to explore these special interest offerings.
There are many ways EAA supports, encourages, and helps those enthusiasts with a passion for building their own aircraft. EAA's flagship publication, EAA Sport Aviation, has a strong editorial focus on building, maintaining, and flying homebuilts; EAA SportAir Workshops are available to instruct and nurture skills; EAA's Homebuilt Aircraft Council provides direction and policy on your behalf; much of EAA's government advocacy efforts support the homebuilder; Aviation Services, Technical Counselors and Flight Advisors answer your questions and offer technical advice about building and flying your custom aircraft.
EAA's Vintage Aircraft Association (VAA) is dedicated to the airplanes, aviators and aviation events prior to 1967. It also facilitates and encourages the preservation of historic aircraft. VAA has an established set of rules that are used to judge the restoration projects of its members during numerous fly-in events throughout the year. Current EAA Members can join VAA for an annual fee of $36. This includes an official VAA membership card and window decal, 12 issues of VAA's Vintage Airplane magazine and access to the VAA member aircraft insurance plan, administered by AUA, Inc.
EAA's Warbirds of America members are dedicated to preserving any ex-military aircraft-friend or foe-from WWII and other time periods. Through this group's efforts, hundreds of historically significant ex-military aircraft have been saved for others to see and enjoy. Current EAA Members can join Warbirds of America for an annual fee of $45. This includes an official Warbirds of America membership card and window decal, eight issues of Warbirds magazine, four issues of Warbirds newsletter, and access to the Warbirds of America member insurance plan.
The International Aerobatic Club (IAC) offers its members the opportunity to learn more about aerobatic flight and aircraft. It offers comprehensive programs including aerobatic competitions, seminars, judging schools, safety programs, as well as IAC chapter activities. Current EAA Members can join IAC for an annual fee of $45. This includes an official IAC membership card and window decal, 12 issues of Sport Aerobatics magazine, as well as access to the IAC member insurance plan, competitions, rallies and judging schools.
These services are dedicated to helping EAA members experience the thrill of ultralight flight and administers ultralight vehicle, student, pilot and instructor registration programs free of charge for members. EAA also offers access to a wide variety of activities for the ultralight community, including chapter meetings, fly-ins, and ultralight safety seminars. EAA's Utralight Council is responsible for developing policy and goals for EAA ultralight programs and activities.