Ford Partner Recognition

EAA's Ford X-Plan Partner Recognition Program is a special savings opportunity developed exclusively for EAA members. It offers you the ability to purchase or lease eligible vehicles at EAA member pricing.

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EAA Sport Aviation

One of EAA’s most popular member benefits is EAA Sport Aviation, the award-winning monthly magazine that covers the full spectrum of association activity.

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EAA Flight Advisors

EAA's Flight Advisors program is designed to increase sport aviation safety by developing a corps of volunteers who have demonstrated expertise in specific areas of flying and making them available to EAA members who may be preparing to fly an unfamiliar aircraft.

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Individual Membership

Your Individual membership makes you a part of the passionate EAA Family and gives access to EAA-Exclusive benefits. Membership also gives you thousands of opportunities to go flying at local aviation events, participate at your local EAA chapter, and give youngsters their very first flight.

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Benefits & Discounts

From benefits like EAA Insurance Solutions and EAA Finance Solutions to EAA Webinars and EAA Technical Counselors we have something for everyone with an interest in  aviation! 

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ASTC Passport Program

EAA members can enjoy more than 300 museum and science centers worldwide free of charge, thanks to a partnership with the Association of Science-Technology Centers and its ASTC Travel Passport Program.

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Warbirds of America

"Keep 'em Flying": That’s the motto - and the mission - of EAA Warbirds of America, the EAA division that provides programs and services to those interested specifically in former military aircraft.

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Take a Free EAA Eagle Flight®

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

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Find a Flight Advisor

EAA Flight Advisors can help you find the right path to get you flying efficiently and, most importantly, safely.

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Next Steps After Plane is Built

You've finally achieved your dream of building your own airplane. Here are some resources that will help you fly safely or sell your airplane.

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Soaring Society of America, Inc.

Formed in 1932, the Soaring Society of America (SSA) promotes all…

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Getting Started

Register as an ultralight student or pilot and discover the types of ultralights you can have fun in!

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Become a Sport Pilot

Affordable, achievable, and fun! Experience the freedom of flight as a sport pilot.

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Join Warbirds

Warbirds of America membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.

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Join VAA

VAA membership connects you with other enthusiasts, restorers, and pilots.

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Join IAC

IAC membership connects you with other enthusiasts, builders, pilots, and competitors.

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Connect With Aviators

Your local EAA chapter allows you to share your interest with thousands of other members in a variety of different events and activities, including fly-ins, picnics, workshops, Young Eagles rallies, and more.

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Start a Chapter

All you need to start is enthusiasm, an interest in aviation, and the desire to share this interest with other people in your community.

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Chapter Insurance Program

EAA’s Chapter General Liability Insurance Program protects chapters, their members, officers, directors, and volunteers from alleged negligence. Participation in this insurance program is mandatory for all chapters located in the United States and Canada. A policy limit of $1 million to $3 million is available.

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Leadership Academy

Interactive workshop weekends in Oshkosh focused on topics important to chapter leaders.  

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10 Flight For the Year Recognition

Each pilot who flies 10 or more Young Eagles during a calendar year will receive a custom lapel pin and will earn Young Eagles credits that can be used to help offset the cost of sending a young person to an EAA Air Academy session in Oshkosh or assist their local Young Eagles and youth outreach programs.

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Calendar of Events

With more than 1,000 listings, EAA’s calendar of events is the most comprehensive listing of aviation activities found anywhere online.

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AirVenture Schedule of Events

Fill up your itinerary and sort through thousands of forums, workshops, special events, and much more for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Multiple Venues

With more than 1,600 acres and 26 venues to choose from, we are sure to show you a space that will make your vision come to life. Our unique atmosphere is sure to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests.

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Multiple Venues

With more than 1,600 acres and 26 venues to choose from, we are sure to show you a space that will make your vision come to life. Our unique atmosphere is sure to offer a one-of-a-kind experience for your guests.

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Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience

We promote a culture of education, safety, and camaraderie and provide you with opportunities to enjoy aviation, no matter what your level of interest.

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EAA Sport Aviation

One of EAA’s most popular member benefits, the award-winning monthly magazine covers the full spectrum of association activity.

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Learn the Secrets of Aircraft Building

These weekend workshops will launch you on the most rewarding adventure of your life - building or restoring your own airplane!

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Scholarships

EAA’s scholarship program encourages, recognizes and supports excellence among those studying the technologies and the skills of aviation. These annual scholarships help outstanding students who demonstrate financial need to accomplish their goals.

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This Month's Wallpaper

Your computer takes flight each month when you download desktop wallpaper featuring unique aircraft and vivid imagery. Download your favorite today!

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B-17 Tour Stops

Join us for an unforgettable experience aboard one of the few remaining airworthy B-17s in the world. You won’t want to miss Aluminum Overcast when it visits an airport near you!

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Tri-Motor Tour Stops

Climb aboard one of the first mass-produced airliners and step back in time to aviation’s golden age. A flight on EAA’s Ford Tri-Motor is a flight back to an era where air travel was considered a luxury.

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Visit Pioneer Airport

From May through October, Pioneer Airport gives visitors a unique “living history” re-creation of what airports were like during the early days of air travel. It brings back a time when the magic of flying astounded and charmed the whole world. 

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Your Flight Experience

The biggest question on your mind might be, “So what should I expect on my flight?” Get a glimpse at what you’ll experience when you take your EAA Eagle FlightTM.

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Your Flight Experience

The biggest question on your mind might be, “So what should I expect on my flight?” Get a glimpse at what you’ll experience when you take your Young Eagles® flight.

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News Releases

Get all the official news surrounding EAA and its programs.

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Paul Poberezny

Paul Poberezny came from humble beginnings, yet he emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's largest annual fly-in event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

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Tribute Opportunities

Special places like the museum’s Founders Wing and other campus tribute areas like the Brown Arch, Compass Hill, and Memorial Wall combine to give wings to countless aviation dreams and accomplishments. Leave your legacy or that of your loved ones for all who visit Oshkosh to see.

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Win a brand new Van's RV-12!

This is your chance to win a beautiful, brand-new Van's RV-12. This striking aircraft, painted Tahoe Blue, will remind you just why you love to fly. Enter now to win!

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Advertise in Sport Aviation

EAA Sport Aviation contains the broadest editorial content and coverage for recreational aviation today - introductions to new aircraft and innovations, the latest aviation products and services, hands-on and personal experience in the nuts and bolts of aircraft ownership, and so much more.

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Why Exhibit?

AirVenture enables our commercial partners to have an unmatched forum to present their products and services to the most passionate aviation consumers.

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Volunteer

Join us and be a part of this tradition of excellence, while helping us continue to provide high quality programs and services to our members and visitors.

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Outreach Guidelines

EAA's Community Outreach Guidelines to help coordinate and maximize offerings by providing a defined approach to responding to requests for support of community events; developing a fair and easy process to identify, evaluate, and support efforts of the non-profit community; and developing a process that allows for tracking and quantifying impact.

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ABOUT EAA

Growing Participation

We are a community of aviation enthusiasts who promote and support recreational flying. More than 200,000 members worldwide share a common passion for all things aviation.

Aviation Gateway Park

Presented by Piper Aircraft


Aviation Gateway Park is your headquarters for the latest and greatest in innovative aerospace science and education.

Our main goal is to interact and engage. Whether you are interested in drone demonstrations, flight simulators, or wish to pursue a career path with an innovative company, this park will help you discover the possibilities in all things innovation.

Discover what each area in Aviation Gateway Park has to offer.

Innovation Center

Presented by National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) 

NATCA

Innovation Center

Visit the Innovation Center to test your imagination when you encounter some of the industry’s heavyweights and exciting new start-up companies that highlight breakthrough concepts in aviation, space, and virtual reality.

Education and Career Center 

Aviation Gateway Park College Social at EAA

The Education and Career Center offers a variety of opportunities by visiting the many colleges, universities, and technical schools that offer programs in aviation and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM-based curriculum. It is also the place for aspiring aviators to network with a variety of leading aviation companies and airlines. To learn more about available job positions (and who is available to speak with during AirVenture), visit our EAA Job Fair page.


Drone Center

Supported by DJI

  

Aviation Gateway Park Drone Cage at EAA

This is the place to be for the latest in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology. Here, you can learn how UAVs are revolutionizing commercial industries such as agriculture, search and rescue, photography, and more. Be sure to stop by and chat with company representatives to get the inside scoop on exclusive products.


Drone Cage

Presented By Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle

Drone Cage

The popular Drone Cage offers an opportunity to fly a UAV and test your skills in the obstacle or speed course contests taking place daily from 3 to 5 p.m. Bring your own drone or use one of the quadcopters donated by Horizon Hobby LLC and Phil's Hobby Shop. You can also observe the action from the live feed provided by Multicopter Warehouse. 

If you are craving even more drone action, check out the free flight taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. nightly on the grass runway at Pioneer Airport (across from the EAA Aviation Museum).

Drone Cage Obstacle Course

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 will welcome back the popular Drone Cage Obstacle and Speed Course, presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Here, experienced UAV pilots can test their skills in a fun, challenging daily competition.

The challenge will run daily from 3-5 p.m. inside the Drone Cage at Aviation Gateway Park. Attendees can use one of the quadcopters provided by Phil's Hobby Shop or Horizon Hobby, Inc.

Not ready to test your drone-flying skills against the world? Enjoy the excitement by watching the action from the 360-degree viewing platforms, as well as a live video feed provided by DJI.

Sign up for the AirVenture Drone Cage Obstacle Course will be available onsite at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University booth or in advance by e-mailing David Thirtyacre. Winners of the daily course challenge will receive awards donated by Etched Memory, LLC, as well as receiving the envy of their peers. Come and join the fun!

Forums Center

Presented by National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)






Forums Center

In the Forums Center, you will find daily sessions and seminars hosted by aviation experts and thought leaders. Topics will range from drone flying to innovative technology.

Please check the AirVenture Visitor’s Guide for the master schedule and look for the Aviation Gateway Park Forums Center under locations.

A special thanks to our generous sponsors:

  • Aviation Gateway Park Presenting Sponsor: Piper Aircraft
  • Drone Center Supporting Sponsor: DJI
  • Innovation Center Presenting Sponsor: NATCA
  • Forums Presenting Sponsor: NATCA
  • Live Video Feed Presenting Sponsor: DJI
  • Drone Cage Presenting Sponsor: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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