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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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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Flying Start

EAA’s Flying Start program offers chapters the opportunity to reach out to the local community and engage with people who are interested in the world of flight.

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Leadership Academy

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

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Chapters in Action

Learn more about what other chapters are up to. Read and be inspired about the stories that are coming out of chapters all over the country and the world.

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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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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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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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2018 EAA Elections

EAA members will have the opportunity to elect six Class I directors (three-year terms) at the organization’s annual business meeting held during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 on Wednesday, July 25, at 8:30 a.m. at Theater in the Woods. The following individuals have been nominated.

Barry DavisBarry Davis (Incumbent)

Barry, EAA Lifetime 389226, is a founding member of EAA Chapter 976 in Carrollton, Georgia. He served as chapter president for 12 years, as well as vice president, Young Eagles director, newsletter editor, treasurer, air show chairman, event coordinator, and co-founder of the EAA 976 Aviation Learning Center.

He is one of the Big Piet Builders, a group of six EAAers who manufactured six Pietenpol Air Camper aircraft using short-run manufacturing and assembly methods. Barry is president of North American Graphics. He uses his three Cessnas and a J-3 Cub for aerial photography and pleasure.

Jay JabourJay Jabour

Jay, EAA 1014225, served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years, including time as a test pilot. He earned his private glider ticket in 1970 and obtained his CFI in 1977 while flying his Citabria in New Mexico and California.

After retirement from the Air Force, Jay was a director with Northrop Grumman for 10 years. An active homebuilder, he completed and flies an RV-7. He was lead designer for the Wright “B” Flyer, a re-creation of the 1911 Wright Model B. He now serves as chairman of Wright “B” Flyer Inc. and is one of five pilots authorized to fly the airplane. Jay is a member of EAA Chapter 382 and EAA Chapter 288.

Dean JohnsonDean Johnson

Dean, EAA 1066586, owns a Lancair ES and a tailwheel Glasair Sportsman. He has been an aircraft owner and pilot since 1991 and has accumulated more than 3,000 hours, largely in A36 Bonanzas. Dean has been a convert to experimental aircraft for more than three years. He holds an ATP-SEL, commercial-MEL, CFI, IGI, and AGI and will attain a CFII and MEI in 2018.

Dean enjoyed a career in business that culminated in positions as CFO and CEO in successful, publicly-traded companies. Currently, he has no full-time work commitments, but serves as treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club in Austin, Texas. He also has served on the governing body of the Charlottesville, Virginia, airport (KCHO).

Galen KillamGalen Killam

Galen, EAA 644268, currently owns an RV-8, a Bellanca 17-30 Viking, and a Cessna 172 partnership. He is instrument-rated, holds ASEL, AMEL, and A&P certificates, and is a former CFI and CFII. He also performs aerobatics as an IAC competitor.

He currently works at Kimberly-Clark in Wisconsin, where he helps implement and drive global behavior change. He believes it is important to work with kit manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and suppliers, the airlines, the FAA, and other aviation entities to make it easier for everyone to participate in general aviation.

Ken McKenzieKen McKenzie (Incumbent)

Ken, EAA Lifetime 1181112, is senior vice president for strategy and corporate development for Airbus Group Inc. He is an EAA lifetime member who has been involved in aviation for 35 years, beginning with his career as a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force for 14 years.

His recreational aviation pursuits include owning and flying a homebuilt Lancair IV-P and, more recently, enjoying low-and-slow flight with powered paragliders. He holds an FAA ATP certificate and Transport Canada airline transport pilot license and commercial helicopter pilot license.

Darren PleasanceDarren Pleasance (Incumbent)

Darren, EAA Lifetime 582487, leads Google’s global customer acquisitions. In addition to his board position at EAA, he serves as an appointed board member for the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, California. As president of the Northern California Aerobatic Club, he led the chapter to becoming the largest IAC chapter in the country.

Darren has logged more than 6,000 hours of flying time, holds an ATP certificate and is a current CFI, and owns several experimental and certified light aircraft.

Samuel ScalettaSamuel Scaletta

Samuel, EAA 172746, spent his 40-year career working his way up to CEO of the family business, S&S Cycle, before retiring.

He has been an EAA member since 1981, is a member of EAA Chapter 93, and previously served as president of the Buena Vista Flying Club in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He is an instrument-rated private pilot with more than 3,000 hours’ total time, and during the course of his aviation career he has owned and flown several aircraft including ultralights, a Beech A36 Bonanza, a Cessna U206, a Piper J-3 Cub, and a Beech D17S Staggering.

Dan SchwinnDan Schwinn (Incumbent)

Dan, EAA 360170, is president and CEO of Avidyne. The avionics company was the first to certify and deliver an all-glass electronic cockpit for light general aviation airplanes in 2003.

Dan currently flies a Lake Renegade seaplane and a Cirrus SR22 and is type-rated in a Dassault Falcon 100 business jet. He is a member of the visiting committee on aeronautics and astronautics at MIT and was a board member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

Lou SenoLouis Seno Jr. (Incumbent)

Lou, EAA Lifetime 31489, retired from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2016, where he served as vice president for corporate relations and government affairs. He holds an ATP certificate and a Cessna Citation jet type rating, and has accrued more than 6,000 hours of flying time. Lou currently owns and operates a Beech Bonanza F33A and an Aviat Husky A-1B on amphibious floats.

He assisted his father in the construction of a Corben Junior Ace, a plansbuilt Wag-Aero Sport Trainer, and an all-composite KIS (now the Pulsar). Lou volunteered as a Young Eagles field representative shortly after Tom Poberezny announced the program in 1992 and completed numerous flights for the program.

Alan ShackleteonAlan Shackleton (Incumbent)

Alan, EAA Lifetime 189346, is an independent A&P/IA mechanic working out of Northern Illinois. He served 25 years as president, newsletter editor, and technical counselor of EAA Chapter 579 at Aurora Municipal Airport (KARR). He served on the original EAA Strategic Planning Committee and was the first chairman of the EAA Chapter Advisory Council. He currently serves on the EAA board of directors and chairs the Museum and Education Committee.

Alan restored a Beech B17L Staggerwing, serial No. 3, that was the 1983 Oshkosh Reserve Grand Champion Antique. Alan holds a private pilot certificate.

Jacob ShavitJacob “Koby” Shavit

Koby, EAA Lifetime 692044, served as president and CEO of Discovery Air Inc., a specialty aviation company with a fleet of 115 aircraft, for five years until his recent retirement. Prior to his corporate career, Koby retired from 21 years of Air Force service as a fighter and helicopter pilot with 3,300 hours in both cockpits. He was also a squadron commander and deputy commander of operations of a large air force base.

Koby is an EAA lifetime member and holds a commercial pilot certificate with an instrument rating and flies regularly.

Scott ShererScott Sherer

Scott, EAA 253775, has been semi-retired since 2014, previously serving as president and chairman of the board of NaSPA Inc. (Network and Systems Professionals Association), which he founded.

Scott has been a member of EAA Chapter 838 in Racine, Wisconsin, since 2005 and is currently serving his second term as vice president. The chapter owns a 15,000-square-foot hangar, and its foundation manages about $500,000. He holds a private pilot certificate, instrument and multi-engine ratings, and commercial MEL, and he’s a recipient of the FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. He has owned seven airplanes and currently owns a Piper Seneca.

Mark Van TineMark Van Tine (Incumbent)

Mark, EAA Lifetime 398757, retired in 2016 from serving as Jeppesen CEO and vice president of digital aviation for Boeing. Mark chairs the Jeppesen Aviation Foundation and volunteers as a pilot to fly participants in community programs supported by Jeppesen, including EAA Young Eagles.

While in college, Mark built fuselage kits for Barracuda and Falco homebuilt aircraft. He owns a Glasair Sportsman, one of two he helped build with eight high school students in a 2013 program sponsored by GAMA, Glasair Aviation, Build A Plane, and himself.