There’s an element of excitement associated with the word “airplane” that creates the spirit of adventure. It knows no boundaries and encourages enthusiasm that’s as infectious as it is appealing. It is what has captured the imagination of more than 180,000 individuals who proudly call themselves EAA members.
EAA was founded in 1953 by Paul H. Poberezny, who served as the organization’s president until 1989 then chairman of the board from until 2009. It has grown from a handful of aviation enthusiasts to an international organization representing virtually the entire spectrum of recreational aviation.