EAA Sport Aviation Archive Now Available Online!
Access complete content from 1953-2006
May 22, 2008 — This week marks the official launch of the complete EAA Sport Aviation online archive (1953-2006), a new benefit available exclusively for EAA members. Now you have access to more than 50 years of history, knowledge and information contained in 59,000-plus pages of EAA's flagship publication! Not only will the online archive provide endless hours of entertaining and educational reading, it also provides a helpful content resource for EAA chapter newsletter editors.
You can search for particular magazine content by keyword, year, month, author, and article title. Or simply get an entire issue by clicking "Browse." If you know which issue contains a particular article you're looking for, navigate to the issue year, click on the cover image, and presto! - generate a list of that issue's contents.
A broader, full-text search is also available by clicking "search" and then typing in what you're looking for. For example, want to learn more about Pietenpols? Type "Pietenpol" into the search field and generate a listing of more than 700 articles that mention the classic homebuilt. Or you can narrow your search through a wide array of options.
Having the magazine archives available to members online is a significant part of EAA's efforts to provide a valuable, requested member benefit. "Members have saved their magazines for years, but the ability to find information was difficult," said Charlie Becker, director of member programs. "Online access allows an easy way to track down the article you're searching for."
This new members-only benefit offers a history of the organization, which is especially beneficial for newer EAAers. Going forward, Sport Aviations from 2007 will be added at a later date. Eventually, current issues will be available with just a three-month lag.
EAA is grateful to the EAA chapter members who helped test the online archive earlier this month to ensure there's enough bandwidth to handle the anticipated large volume of activity. As the SA online archive is still in the "beta" stage, EAA asks members to report any issues via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. To access the archive simply log onto the Members Only website with your username and password. (If you don't yet have a user name and password, click here.) The link to EAA Sport Aviation archives will be front and center. We've also create an FAQ page that can help answer certain questions you may have about the archive.