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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EAA Finance Solutions

This program provides EAA members in the market to finance an aircraft, kit, plan-based aircraft materials, engine, engine overhaul, or avionics upgrade, with exclusive benefits.

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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 FlightTM

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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One Week Wonder

Follow the journey of One Week Wonder...from building the Zenith CH 750 Cruzer kit at #OSH14 to its future possibilities.

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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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Building an EAA 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. Bring together 10 interested recreational aviation enthusiasts who are either current EAA members or ready to join EAA. For divisional chapters, you only need five members.

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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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Academy Agenda

See all the informative fun awaiting you at a typical Chapter Leaders Academy over the course of a weekend.

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10 for 2014 Recognition

Each pilot who flies 10 or more Young Eagles during a calendar year will receive a custom “10 for 2014” 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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Hops & Props

Spend an evening sampling more than 250 extraordinary beverages from around the world at Hops & Props, a fine food and beverage-tasting event held annually in March.  

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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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Composite Construction

The Composite Construction course is an intensive "hands-on" workshop discussing tools needed, safety aspects of composites, moldless construction to include "hot-wiring," bonding methods for composite kitplanes, etc.

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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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Harrison Ford Scholarship

This scholarship will help young people achieve their dreams of flight at whatever level a need exists, with scholarship awards supporting EAA Air Academy, flight training, and academic tuition awards.

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EAA Webinars

Supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., EAA Webinars are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion. Registration is required, and space is limited. 

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This Month's Wallpaper

EAA volunteer photographer DeKevin Thornton, EAA 312254, shot this F-22 Raptor at AirVenture Oshkosh 2008. The F-22 will be back at Oshkosh this summer when the F-22 Raptor Demo Team joins the U.S. Air Force Heritage Flight.

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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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EAA Annual Meeting

EAA’s Annual Membership Meeting is held annually at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The 2014 meeting is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, at Theater in the Woods. All EAA members are welcome to attend.

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EAA's Core Values

Inspiring
Welcoming
Passionate

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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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News Releases

Get all the official news surrounding EAA and its programs.

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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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2013 VAA Inductee

Susan Dusenbury, EAA Lifetime 55229, began flying at the age of 15 on a private airport, Overton Field, located near her shared hometowns of Andrews and Pawleys Island in South Carolina.

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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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EDUCATION & RESOURCES

Always Learning

Whether you need homebuilding advice, are looking to take the next step in your aviation journey, or want to connect with others who have “airplanes on the brain” like you, EAA’s resources keep you connected and informed.

Webinars

Aircraft Spruce & SpecialtyThese live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion.

Registration is required, and space is limited.

Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit www.faasafety.gov for details.

View the EAA Webinar archives

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of EAA webinars.

Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

4/1/15

8 p.m. CDT

The Decision Point
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

During every annual inspection, there's a specific moment in time when the aircraft owner needs to get involved in the decision making process to ensure he stays in control and obtains a satisfactory outcome with no surprises. Maintenance expert Mike Busch defines this crucial "decision point" and explains what steps an owner should take to make certain the right things happen when it comes. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

4/8/15

7 p.m. CDT

Ten Ways to Get Your Spouse to Fly

Michael Combs

 

Sharing the joy of flight is every Pilot's dream, but sometimes finding someone to fly with is more difficult than it should be. This light hearted presentation by Michael Combs, a world record holding pilot who flew a Light Sport Aircraft into all fifty states while filling that right seat nearly every mile. Michael will describe ten creative ways that can be implemented immediately and are sure to not only fill seats, but provide memories that will last a lifetime.

4/14/15

7 p.m. CDT

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Mass Arrivals

Rodney Swanson, Chuck Crinian, Chip Gentry, Larry Gaines

 

Cessnas, Bonanzas, Cherokees and Mooneys all have coordinated mass arrivals at EAA AirVenture. Aviation fellowship in the North 40 at its finest! Join us for an informative discussion on the most exciting way to experience Oshkosh, flying in and camping with one of the mass arrival groups. Presenters from Cessnas to Oshkosh, Bonanzas to Oshkosh, Cherokees to Oshkosh, and the Mooney Caravan will share their organization’s purpose, objectives, and training requirements. Qualifying for and flying the arrival with one of these groups is a source of pride and accomplishment, but the fun is only beginning when the planes are tied down in the North 40. 

4/15/15

7 p.m. CDT

Introduction to Float Plane Techniques
FAA Wings Credit

Drew Haag

 

Ever dreamed of flying float planes? Learn the basic techniques and procedures for Seaplane flying. From step taxi to glassy water landings. Presented by Drew Haag, a 16 year Alaskan Seaplane Instructor at Above Alaska Aviation, LLC. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit. 

4/29/15

7 p.m. CDT

How to Buy a Used Light-Sport Aircraft

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Discover the secrets of a successful LSA pre-buy examination. Shopping for a used LSA can be a gamble because so few people understand the FAA rules and ASTM standards under which LSA are manufactured and certificated. Join LSA maintenance rated repairman Prof. H. Paul Shuch as he explains how to avoid the most common pitfalls during the purchase process.

5/6/15

8 p.m. CDT

Engine Teardowns
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

The decision to tear down an engine is one of the most serious and expensive that any aircraft owner will have to face. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the right way to make this crucial decision, and how to avoid the kind of unnecessary or premature engine teardowns that happen all too frequently. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

5/13/15

7 p.m. CDT

Flying a Jet-Powered Glider and the SubSonex Jet
FAA Wings Credit

Jeremy Monnett

 

Do you ever dream of flying a jet? Jeremy Monnett from Sonex Aircraft discusses his experience completing the BonusJet TST-14 training program. This transition training program offers those with a glider rating to earn a endorsement for a jet powered self-launch glider, and a LOA (letter of authorization) to fly the SubSonex Jet. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

5/21/15

7 p.m. CDT

Emergency Bailout Procedures for Pilots and Survival Equipment
FAA Wings Credit

Allen Silver

 

IAC member Allen Silver speaks on all aspects of emergency parachute usage and bailout procedures. Including mental attitude, preflight preparation, exiting a disabled aircraft, deploying your parachute, and landing safely back on earth. Allen also discusses steps you can take to increase your chances of surviving a bailout once on the ground. Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

6/3/15

8 p.m. CDT

Safe vs. Airworthy
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

We often hear the terms "safe" and "airworthy" used interchangeably as if they were synonyms. But they're not. Maintenance guru Mike Busch explains why it's quite possible for an aircraft or components to be quite safe but absolutely unairworthy. He discusses how these two words differ in meaning, and explores the implications of that difference on maintenance decision making. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

6/10/15

7 p.m. CDT

Tips for Flying into EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015

Fred Stadler

 

EAA AirVenture NOTAM Chairman Fred Stadler shares some hints and tips for reducing your pilot workload when flying into AirVenture 2015. Discussion highlighting the special requirements and procedures of the FAA issued NOTAM.

7/1/15

8 p.m. CDT

Warranty Schmarranty
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses the terms and conditions of manufacturer and repair station warranties, with primary focus on engine warranties. He explains what's covered, what isn't, and how to factor competing warranty terms into your decision to have your engine field overhauled or exchanged for a factory rebuilt or factory new engine. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

8/5/15

8 p.m. CST

Perils of Cylinder Work
FAA AMT & Wings Credit

Mike Busch 

 

Maintenance expert Mike Busch digs into the thorny issue of tightening critical fasteners properly when installing cylinders on a piston aircraft engine, explains why it is so difficult to get it right when doing it with the engine still mounted in the airplane, and emphasizes the need to be very cautious when replacing multiple cylinders or doing top overhauls. Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.