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

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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Sporty's Learn to Fly Video Library

Just getting started on your aviation journey? Need a refresher? This online video series will provide clarity and understanding in dozens of topic areas

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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 restored Piper J-3 Cub

Are you ready to keep NC35303’s history alive? If so, enter for your chance to win and be the one to carry on this Piper J-3C-65 Cub’s legacy.

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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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Sport Pilot Academy

The 2018 session registrations are full. To be put on the waitlist, please contact Joe Norris at jnorris@eaa.org.

Learning to fly is a memorable experience, but learning to fly at the mecca of recreational flying, home to the World's Greatest Aviation Celebration, is epic! And the Sport Pilot Academy ensures you will succeed!

The Sport Pilot Academy is an all-inclusive program for aspiring pilots like you. You'll have three weeks of fun in Oshkosh, immersed in the aviation lifestyle. Best of all, you'll go home as a certificated sport pilot with top-notch training and education.

Turnkey

There's a reason most flight schools have a dropout rate of 60 percent or more: scheduling conflicts. You've got to align your free time with that of an instructor's, and they're busy people. Not to mention the difficulty in finding a time the aircraft is available. As a result, it can take months or even years of finding the right time for students to earn their certificates. Some don’t finish at all. Luckily, EAA's Sport Pilot Academy changes that.

No more scheduling conflicts. Only step-by-step instruction and a clear path to sport pilot certification.

This program sets you up to succeed. It makes it easy for you to fulfill all requirements and go home as a certificated sport pilot.

Enroll and you'll get every hour of flight time that you need in just three weeks. You'll have group and one-on-one instruction, flight training, lodging, food, and camaraderie. And you'll finish with an FAA practical test.


Flight training will include:

  • Maneuvers and procedures
  • Cross-country flight
  • Solo and cross-country milestones
  • Preparation for checkride

The Oshkosh Experience

EAA has put together a variety of activities that you won’t experience anywhere else, including:

  • Guest speakers and meet-and-greets
  • EAA AirVenture Museum and behind-the-scenes tours
  • Flight experiences in a variety of EAA aircraft
  • Air traffic control tower tour
  • And much more!

Experienced Instructors and Modern Aircraft

Our certified flight instructors were specially selected and trained for this program. Their time is dedicated to your training, in flight and on the ground. Since the program is all-inclusive, you have the luxury of time without paying extra money to perfect your skills.

In addition to dedicated instructors, the program has a dedicated fleet of Cessna 162 Skycatchers with Continental O-200 engines. EAA staff maintain these aircraft to the highest standards.

How to Start
EAA's Sport Pilot Academy begins before you get to Oshkosh. You'll get access to Sporty's Online Ground School for sport pilots, which meets or exceeds the FAA requirements ($249 value). You'll need to complete the course before taking your FAA written test and flight training.

Your path to earn your ticket:

1) Register for the EAA Sport Pilot Academy!

2) Complete Sporty’s Online Ground School (upon completion, you’ll get the endorsement that allows you to sign up for the FAA written test).

3) Register for and pass the FAA written test for sport pilots before you get to Oshkosh.

4) Complete the FAA-required flight instruction curriculum at the EAA Sport Pilot Academy, get signed off, and pass the FAA oral and practical tests administered by an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner.

 

EAA will send you e-mail updates on Oshkosh experience activities we have planned for you, along with instructions and reminders to complete your written test. Remember, you must pass the test before you arrive in Oshkosh.

Join Us at the EAA Sport Pilot Academy 

The all inclusive program is available for a fixed price of $9,999*

* The only requirement that is not included in the cost is the FAA written test (about $140 with an EAA member discount at a PSI Lasergrade Centers).