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20 Resolutions to Fly in 2016

As 2016 is climbing out, EAA staff members are looking forward to honoring their New Year’s resolutions. You won’t be surprised to learn that our list of resolutions is aviation related. Check out the list and pick a few to challenge yourself to participate in aviation more this coming year. If you’ve made a resolution that you don’t see on this list, let us know!

1) Earn your pilot’s certificate.

2) Plan a flight over the most scenic part of your state or land at as many regional airports in your state as possible.

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3) Give somebody their first flight in a GA aircraft or encourage them to take an Eagle Flight.

4) Get involved with your local EAA chapter or attend one of their events, such as a pancake breakfast.

5) Teach someone young about airplanes, attend a local Young Eagles Rally with a child you know, or involve your child in EAA’s Young Eagles program.

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6) Volunteer your aircraft and time through a charity like Pilots N Paws.

7) Attend an EAA SportAir Workshop to increase your knowledge of aircraft building.

8) Help a friend with their homebuilt/restoration project or start your own.

9) Submit a story about your project for “What Our Members Are Building/Restoring” in Sport Aviation.

10) Go camping with your aircraft.

Photo by Brady Lane

11) Start or finish a new rating or endorsement.

12) Take a basic aerobatics lesson or upset recovery training.

13) Take advantage of your member benefits and visit one of more than 300 aviation museums around the world for free.

14) Attend a local fly-in, air show, or aerobatics competition. Find some of the events in EAA’s calendar of events.

15) Tell us about your aviation adventure to feature online, including our eHotline newsletter.

16) Take an EAA B-17 Aluminum Overcast or Ford Tri-Motor flight experience.

Photo by Brady Lane

17) Become a CFI so you can teach others to fly.

18) Fly something you’ve never flown before — an ultralight, seaplane, gyrocopter, helicopter, glider, or hot air balloon.

19) Send in a tip to “Hints for Homebuilders.”

20) Attend the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration — EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016.


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