Isn't it Time?

EAA has developed pathways to flight making it easier, more affordable, and more accessible. Stop dreaming. Start flying.

Learn to Fly

Whether you've wanted to become a pilot your entire life or have just recently found the urge, EAA can help you get started. We'll give you an overview of the opportunities available to you as a private, sport, or ultralight pilot, and then help you find the tools and the training you need to make your dream a reality. If you're interested but you've never been up in a small airplane and would like to try it out, we can make that happen, too — free of charge!

There are three basic pathways to becoming a pilot here in the U.S.: You can become a full-blown private pilot, you can get there a bit faster and cheaper by becoming a sport pilot, or you can fly on your own as an ultralight pilot.

EAA is a passionate community of more than 200,000 aviators, and it's our mission to grow participation in aviation. Whatever your interests, whatever your goals, we'll steer you in the right direction and show you that your dream of flight is a lot closer than you think.

Why Fly?

Whatever your interests, whatever your goals, we’ll steer you in the right direction and show you that your dream of flight is a lot closer than you think.

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Free Introductory Flights

Take to the skies with a free introductory flight and discover the next steps toward becoming a pilot.

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Sport Pilot Academy

If you are seeking your first pilot certificate, the sport pilot certificate is the easiest and least costly way to fly for fun.

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Aviation Scholarships

Helping outstanding aviation students who demonstrate financial need to accomplish their goals.

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Learn to Fly Video Library

This online video series from Sporty's will provide clarity and understanding in dozens of topic areas.

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EAA Virtual Flight Academy

Combining the power of games, artificial intelligence, and data analytics, we’ve developed a new virtual flight instructor just for you.

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Comparing Pilot Types

Not sure which is right for you? Take a look at this quick comparison of the restrictions and privileges of Private, Sport, and Ultralight pilots.

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Pilot Training Steps

Get the key steps to attaining your pilot certificate.

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Flying Tips

Read flying tips from our EAA blog contributors on a wide variety of topics.

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