Aluminum Overcast sustained significant damage during a hail storm in Denver. Although Aluminum Overcast completed its scheduled appearances in 2012, its ability to continue flying was made conditional on the completion of repairs as soon as possible. Your generous donation to help offset the substantial cost of repair to this living tribute will help to "keep her flying" for generations to come!
The Founders' Wing is already generating exciting momentum, but progress to the goal will only be achieved through your support and generosity. Because it isn't just the founders' legacies that will be preserved and shared ... it is EAA's legacy and it is your legacy.
EAA offers you the unique opportunity to support programs, projects or events that you are personally passionate about. In donating to EAA, you have the opportunity to give wings to Flight Operations, Education Programs, the EAA AirVenture Museum, Young Eagles or the general operating fund.
When you choose to give wings to future generations, EAA offers many options for planned gifts. Whether you decide to make your gift now or later, you're giving to a cause that supports the future of aviation. Giving wings is more than giving a monetary amount; it's giving future aviators the ability to realize their dreams while providing donors with opportunities to receive tax benefits as well.
Donors of planned gifts to EAA's endowed funds are invited to join The First Wing, EAA's legacy society. The multi-faceted planned giving approach to philanthropy supports EAA in perpetuity, and EAA honors these very special individuals with the recognition of First Wing membership.
EAA's Partners in Fight program recognizes the individuals, corporations, and foundations who come together to support education, historic preservation, and the inspirational endeavors that prepare youths of all backgrounds to become the engineers, astronauts, and aviation pioneers of tomorrow.
The EAA Memorial Wall is a perpetual tribute honoring those aviation enthusiasts who have gone west. These special people are memorialized on a beautiful wall constructed of stones brought to Oshkosh by EAA members from all over the world.
Compass Hill, a striking symbol of EAA timeless values, celebrates EAA's worldwide aviation family. It is an opportunity to honor someone that has been a part of your aviation legacy.
For the first time, EAA is offering members a chance to "own" a piece of the AirVenture grounds by dedicating a tree to your family, special friends or loved ones with a special plaque. These beautiful Autumn Blaze Maple trees will be 12 to 18 feet when planted, providing plenty of shade and relaxation to really make a difference this year. And with growth projections of 3 to 5 feet per year, they will dramatically change the AirVenture experience.
Scholarships open the doors to the future, providing youth with the necessary support to fulfill their educational aspirations. By giving wings to economically disadvantaged youth, you'll be giving not only the opportunity to pursue their dreams, but also the confidence they'll need to succeed.
The challenge involved in maintaining this classic World War II bomber in flying condition increases each year. Now more than ever, corporate and personal contributions are essential to meet our goal of keeping Aluminum Overcast flying as long as possible, providing a powerful flying tribute to those who gave so much to the cause of freedom.
The future of flight lies in our youth. EAA consistently works to deliver programs that give wings to the dreams of future generations, offering unique opportunities for education, experience and growth. EAA's youth programs range from involving children and teenagers in the science and art of flying to educating them on the skills they need to succeed in the field. Without the help of those that have flown before them, tomorrow's youth would not have the guidance and assistance they need to let their futures soar.