Adventure Begins Here

Pilot Your Own Adventure

 

EAA's Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest
Supported by Flight Outfitters®

Each aircraft has a story — what is the story of yours? Tell us the inspirational, entertaining, and informative true-life story behind an aircraft that you own, or that you once owned, and what makes (or made) it interesting. Every airplane has a “soul" – maybe it’s the story of its operational history, or the people that it connected.

Maybe your aircraft was passed down through generations, maybe it saw military service during wartime, or set records or flew or trained notable people in peacetime. It doesn’t matter if there were thousands — or even tens of thousands — of the type built, or if it’s rare or even unique, every airframe has tales to tell.

If we love the way you tell your aircraft's story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime, or one of several other exciting prizes, as part of EAA's Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest, supported by Flight Outfitters.

To qualify, your story must be:

  • True — all entries must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people.
  • At least 500 words, and no more than 1,000 words long.
  • Accompanied by a minimum of two and a maximum of eight photographs with captions of no more than 30 words each.
  • Typed or handwritten, and must be legible, clear, and easy to read.

The contest period runs from January 14, 2022, through March 14, 2022, at 5 p.m. CDT.

For all official rules and other details, including judging criteria, click here.


Submit Your Story Electronically

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Meet the 2021 Winners

Prizes

Grand Prize
The Grand Prize winner will be provided the use of a unique teardrop camper on a campsite in Camp Scholler on the AirVenture grounds for eight nights, from July 24, 2022, to July 31, 2022. In addition, they'll receive two weekly wristbands, and a collection of gear and apparel from Flight Outfitters as follows:

  • Bush Pilot Jacket
  • MA-1 Leather Flight Jacket
  • Women's Fairbanks Fleece
  • Lift Bag
  • Waypoint Backpack
  • Bush Pilot Rucksack
  • Seaplane Duffel 40L
  • Seaplane Duffel 60
  • Bush Pilot Flashlight
  • Slimline Kneeboard
  • Five T-shirts (to be chosen by winner)
  • Grey Logo Trucker Hat
  • Brown Logo Trucker Hat
  • Bush Pilot Hat
  • Seaplane Hat
  • Wallet
  • Pilot Survival Knife
  • Pilot Headlamp
  • Travel Tumbler
  • Coupon code for 15% off one-time purchase at flightoutfitters.com

Second Prize
Gear and apparel from Flight Outfitters as follows:

  • Bush Pilot Rucksack
  • Bush Pilot Jacket
  • MA-1 Leather Flight Jacket
  • Bush Pilot T-shirt
  • Bush Pilot Hat
  • Bush Pilot Flashlight
  • Bush Pilot Wallet
  • Coupon code for 15% off one-time purchase at flightoutfitters.com

Third Prize
Gear and apparel from Flight Outfitters as follows:

  • MA-1 Leather Flight Jacket
  • Waypoint Backpack
  • Brown Logo Trucker Hat
  • STOL T-shirt
  • Fairbanks Fleece
  • Pilot Headlamp
  • Coupon code for 15% off one-time purchase at flightoutfitters.com

Fourth Prize
Gear and apparel from Flight Outfitters as follows:

  • MA-1 Leather Flight Jacket
  • Seaplane Duffel 40L
  • Seaplane Duffel 60L
  • Seaplane Hat
  • Sunset T-shirt
  • Coupon code for 15% off one-time purchase at flightoutfitters.com

Fifth Prize
Gear and apparel from Flight Outfitters as follows:

  • MA-1 Leather Flight Jacket
  • Lift Mini Flight Bag
  • Grey Logo Trucker Hat
  • Class G Roamer T-shirt
  • Coupon code for 15% off one-time purchase at flightoutfitters.com
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