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Published: 7/9/2024

Longtime GA Advocate Sen. James Inhofe Goes West

Longtime general aviation advocate and EAA member Sen. (Retired) James Inhofe (R-OK) passed away on Tuesday, July 9, at age 89. Sen. Inhofe retired from the U.S. Senate in 2022 after serving more than...

Published: 6/6/2024

Major Changes to FAA Mental Health, Cardiac, and Vision Policies

Last week the FAA released a substantial update to their Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners that includes major improvements for the agency’s protocols for mental health, coronary heart disease, and...

Published: 5/16/2024

FAA Reauthorization

The U.S. Congress has passed the 2024 FAA Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3935), providing a 5-year authorization for the agency’s programs, revenue collection, and setting many new mandates for national av...

Published: 5/8/2024

Young Eagles – Operating Within Program Guidelines

Operating within the Young Eagles program guidelines is critical to the long-term viability of the program. The insurance extended to EAA to cover the Young Eagles program, including the additional $1...

Published: 5/8/2024


In the spirit of full transparency, I wanted to provide an update regarding the Young Eagles Online Registration program (currently known as Young Eagles Day).

Published: 5/8/2024

Young Eagles Updates from HQ

There is plenty going on with the Young Eagles program, especially as we transition from peak flying season in the south to peak flying season in the northern portion of the country.

Published: 5/2/2024

FAA Releases Final Safety Management Systems Rule

Last week, the FAA published a final rule that expands Safety Management System (SMS) requirements to several categories of commercial passenger-carrying operations. Specifically, this rule change wil...

Published: 4/11/2024

CA Legislation Update

EAA recently joined other general aviation associations in letters sent to the California Senate Transportation Committee opposing two bills, SB 1193 and SB 1505.

Published: 4/4/2024

EAA Learn to Fly Week Inspires Future Pilots on May 13-18

Aspiring pilots can kick-start their aviation journey as EAA Learn to Fly Week returns on May 13-18. The six-day event enters its second year with expanded webinar offerings, and new topics to explore...

Published: 4/3/2024

FAA Publishes Recommendation Report of Mental Health ARC

This week the FAA published the recommendation report of the Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) for Mental Health & Aviation Medical Clearances.

Published: 3/21/2024

Travel + Leisure Lists EAA Aviation Museum Among 10 Best Aviation Museums in U.S.

The EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh has been named one of the nation’s 10 best aviation museums by Travel + Leisure in a feature published on its website on March 14.

Published: 3/21/2024

EAA Ford Tri-Motor Tour Brings Historic Flight Opportunities Across the Nation in 2024

The excitement of the roaring ‘20s returns to the sky as EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor tour kicks off the 2024 season in April. The first stop on the schedule is at Double Eagle II Airport in Albuquerque, New ...

Published: 3/7/2024


Now is your chance to nominate a Young Eagles volunteer that has gone above and beyond for one of EAA’s annual awards! We count on you to make us aware of all the deserving individuals. EAA and the GA...

Published: 3/7/2024


Happy spring! As the days grow longer, we are ramping up to peak Young Eagles season. With the lead-up to prime flying season (at least for us in the north) there is plenty to be aware of as Young Eag...

Published: 3/7/2024

EAA Supports Local Advocacy Efforts to Change Colorado Legislation

Representatives from four national aviation associations, including EAA, supported the efforts of Colorado state organizations providing testimony supporting amending House Bill HB24-1235.

Published: 2/29/2024

20th Annual EAA/FAA Recreational Aviation Summit Wraps in Oshkosh

The last week in February saw the 20th annual EAA/FAA Recreational Aviation Summit, or “Winter Summit,” take place. Over its two-decade history, this event has continued to be an opportunity for EAA a...

Published: 2/22/2024

EAA and VAA File Comments Opposing Piper AD

EAA and the EAA Vintage Aircraft Association filed separate comments opposing a sweeping airworthiness directive proposed by the FAA affecting almost every high-wing vintage Piper aircraft.

Published: 2/22/2024

Sightseeing Operations and Others Impacted by Potential Changes

EAA has joined with seven other groups to highlight concerns with one section of the Senate FAA Reauthorization bill, which if unchanged, could significantly impact thousands of small aviation busines...

Published: 2/22/2024

Colorado and California Actions Affecting General Aviation

EAA is engaged in a number of issues at the state level, working with multiple local and national associations. Much of that activity is focused on aviation fuel.

Published: 2/15/2024

U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last week passed the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023 (S. 1939), out of committee. The five-year authorization bill now progresses to ...

Published: 2/15/2024

EAA Leadership at Warbirds Conference

EAA’s leadership in the warbirds community was evident at last week’s National Warbird Operator Conference (NWOC) in Cocoa Beach, Florida.

Published: 2/15/2024

EAA Volunteer Award Nominations Now Open

EAA is excited to announce that the 2024 Volunteers of the Year and Dorothy Hilbert Award nomination process is now open.

Published: 1/22/2024

EAA Supports MOSAIC Proposal to Increase Opportunities for Pilots, New Recreational Aircraft

EAA today urged the FAA to move forward with its rule proposal titled MOSAIC (Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification).

Published: 1/18/2024

EAA Education Center Becomes Focal Point for Aviation Learning

The EAA Education Center in Oshkosh, which opened in July 2022 as a center for aviation learning for young people as well as experienced pilots, looks for additional growth in 2024 after already servi...

Published: 1/18/2024

EAA Virtual Ultralight Days Return on February 20-22

Building on the previous years’ successes, EAA Virtual Ultralight Days returns for a third year on February 20-22 with three days of webinars focused on the lighter side of aviation.

Published: 1/10/2024

Guide to Drafting MOSAIC NPRM Comments Now Available

The deadline for submitting comments to the MOSAIC proposal is January 22, 2024.

Published: 1/4/2024

EAA AeroEducate Ends 2023 With Growing User Base and Expanded Youth Activities

EAA’s Young Eagles program continued its post-pandemic recovery in 2023, as more than 57,000 young people received flight experiences from volunteer EAA-member pilots as of December 17, 2023.

Published: 1/4/2024

EAA Young Eagles Program Sees a Steady Increase in 2023

EAA’s Young Eagles program continued its post-pandemic recovery in 2023, as more than 57,000 young people received flight experiences from volunteer EAA-member pilots as of December 17, 2023.

Published: 12/21/2023

Senate Passes Resolution Honoring Wright Brothers

The Senate has passed S. 513, a resolution recognizing December 17 as “Wright Brothers Day” and commemorating the 120th anniversary of the first powered flight.

Published: 12/14/2023

Margaret Brill Promoted to Vice President of EAA Aviation Foundation

Margaret Brill, previously director of the EAA Aviation Foundation, has been promoted to vice president of the Foundation. The EAA Aviation Foundation is the fundraising and philanthropy partner for E...

Published: 12/12/2023


A new tool for registering Young Eagles is coming in 2024.

Published: 12/12/2023


2023 has been a banner year for the EAA Young Eagles program, and it is all thanks to our tremendous volunteers! There has been an abundance of success stories of Young Eagles going on to pursue a fut...

Published: 12/7/2023

A Busy Week for Medical Advocacy

This past week saw several significant meetings and announcements that highlighted the continued advancement of pilot medical certification issues. A particular area of focus was reform in the handlin...

Published: 11/30/2023

Same Thrilling Thunder With a Brand New Name

The North American Aerobatic Team (NAAT), the iconic 40-year veteran air show demonstration team, announced today that beginning December 3, 2023, they will fly under the TITAN Aviation Fuels brand as...

Published: 11/30/2023

Schedule Set for First Half of 2024 EAA Speaker Series

The schedule is set for the first half of 2024’s EAA Aviation Adventure Speaker Series, as the first six speakers have been confirmed. The presentations take place on select Thursdays throughout the s...

Published: 11/22/2023

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Dates Confirmed Through 2027

Dates for the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh fly-in convention have been confirmed for the next four years.

Published: 11/16/2023

EAA Design Staff Honored

EAA’s Barnstormer Boutique signage was awarded second place in an annual design competition held by the Wisconsin Sign Association.

Published: 11/16/2023

EAA Education Center, AeroEducate Program Receive Adam R. Scripps Foundation Grant

Youth aviation education in the Oshkosh area and beyond is receiving a major boost, as the Adam R. Scripps Foundation (ARSF) has approved a grant to the EAA Aviation Foundation in support of the EAA E...

Published: 11/9/2023

Gone West: Frank Borman

EAA was saddened to learn of the death of former NASA astronaut and Apollo 8 commander Frank Borman, EAA Lifetime 300174, who passed away on Tuesday at the age of 95

Published: 11/2/2023

Applications Now Open for 2024 EAA Aviation Scholarships

The application process is now open for the 2024 EAA Aviation Scholarships. Flight training and post-secondary scholarships are available to everyone over the age of 16. The window to apply will close...

Published: 10/26/2023

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Kim Campbell Headlines Wright Brothers Banquet

Kim “KC” Campbell, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel who flew more than 100 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, is this year’s featured guest at EAA’s annual Wright Brothers Memorial Banquet on Fr...

Published: 10/26/2023

Whitaker Earns Unanimous Confirmation as FAA Administrator

The U.S. Senate late Tuesday confirmed Michael Whitaker as the FAA Administrator on a 98-0 vote.

Published: 10/18/2023

Aviation Stakeholders’ Response to EPA Endangerment Finding on Leaded Avgas

A coalition of aviation stakeholder organizations issued a joint statement regarding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) endangerment finding on lead in aviation gasoline (avgas) issued o...

Published: 10/12/2023

Gone West: Bob Davis

Bob Davis, EAA 33006 and IAC 103, died peacefully on Sunday, October 8, 2023.

Published: 10/5/2023

Mourning the Loss of Richard McSpadden

EAA joins AOPA and the aviation community at large in mourning the recent loss of AOPA’s Richard McSpadden, EAA 1274897, in a recent crash.

Published: 10/5/2023

Homebuilt Accident Totals Show Positive Trend

Last week ended the FAA’s fiscal year and with it, the totals for experimental category and amateur-built aircraft fatal accidents for the 12-month period ending September 30.

Published: 10/5/2023

Government Shutdown Averted, FAA Authorization Extended, Nomination Hearing Held

With the passage of a stopgap funding bill this past Saturday, Congress was able to avoid a government shutdown and extend the FAA’s authorization.

Published: 10/5/2023

Help Ignite Ray Foundation’s Matching Grant for EAA Education Center

The Ray Foundation has again committed to a campaign to support the popular activities at the new EAA Education Center in Oshkosh.

Published: 10/4/2023

FAA Grants Extension to MOSAIC Comment Period

The FAA published a 90-day extension to the comment period for the Modernization of Special Airworthiness Certification (MOSAIC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM).

Published: 9/28/2023

EAA Comments on LODA NPRM

Last week EAA and Warbirds of America filed joint comments to an FAA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that codifies new rules for flight training in experimental, limited, and primary-category air...

Published: 9/28/2023

EAA Chapter 579 Reaches 20,000 Young Eagles Flown!

EAA Chapter 579 in Aurora, Illinois, becomes first chapter to surpass 20,000 Young Eagles flown on September 23, 2023

Published: 9/21/2023

EAA AeroEducate, Estes Rockets Sign Mutual Benefit Agreement

EAA’s AeroEducate online aviation education program will have expanded opportunities for participants through a new agreement signed with Estes Rockets, the world’s leader in model rocketry.

Published: 9/14/2023

EAA’s Huey, Vietnam Crew Reunited

Members of the 121st AVN Association were at the EAA Aviation Museum as part of its annual reunion.

Published: 9/14/2023

Ray Aviation Scholarship Program Reaches 400 Pilots

The EAA Ray Aviation Scholarship program continues to make a difference for young people pursuing aviation dreams, as 400 scholarship recipients have now completed flight training.

Published: 9/7/2023

One Pilot, 10,000 Young Eagles

Fred Stadler, a longtime EAA volunteer both year-round and at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, has become the first individual to fly 10,000 kids free of charge as part of our Young Eagles program.

Published: 9/7/2023


2024 EAA Air Academy Reservations Now Open

Published: 9/7/2023


My goodness — how in the world is it already autumn? Coming off the heels of an amazing EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2023, it’s hard to believe that we are rocketing toward the end of 2023.

Published: 8/31/2023

EAA Continues MOSAIC NPRM Evaluation, Maintenance Community Requests Extension

A group of eight industry associations representing predominantly the maintenance community has requested the FAA extend the comment period for the MOSAIC NPRM.

Published: 8/22/2023

EAA Files Comments to Destroyed and Scrapped Aircraft Policy

This week, EAA filed comments to a new FAA Advisory Circular (AC) entitled “Destroyed and Scrapped Aircraft.” The AC makes heavy reference to FAA Order 8900.19, which shares the same name and was issu...

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