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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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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EAA to Honor 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees Thursday Night

November 12, 2014 - EAA honors five new inductees into the Sport Aviation Hall of Fame at a dinner ceremony Thursday night, November 13, in the Founders Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum. The five inductees are George Pereira, Homebuilding; Sammy Mason, International Aerobatic Club; Jay Wisler, Warbirds of America; Timothy Talen, Vintage Aircraft Association, and Lowell Farrand, Ultralights. EAA salutes these individuals who have dedicated their lives to their respective areas of aviation, joining an esteemed group whose members represent the spirit of EAA in the highest form. Read more

Homebuilding: George Pereira, EAA 5668

George Pereira has been involved in designing and building aircraft for more than 40 years. While at the University of California, Berkeley he enrolled as a volunteer Army cadet and soon joined the Army. In 1944 he was deployed to Italy as a B-17 pilot and later was reactivated to fly B-29s in Korea.

When George returned to Sacramento, California, he combined his knowledge of boats and aircraft and built the Osprey I seaplane, which in turn caught the attention of the U.S. Navy. The Navy variant was built as the X-28. With the success of the single-seat Osprey, the Osprey II, was built as a two-place side-by-side amphibian.

In April 1984, one of Pereira’s designs, the GP-4, was completed as a high-performance cross-country airplane. At that year’s EAA convention it won both the Grand Champion Custom Built as well as Outstanding New Design awards. His most recent design is the GP-5 Sweet Dreams.

International Aerobatic Club: Sammy Mason

Sammy Mason is best known for his career as a Lockheed test pilot, air show performer, and author of Stalls, Spins, and Safety (1982). Sammy soloed in an Eaglerock OXX-6 at age 16. As World War II broke out, he became a pilot instructor for the Rankin Aeronautical Academy in Tulare, California, flying the Boeing PT-17 Stearman trainer. After the war he bought a surplus Stearman to use on the air show circuit. He helped start the air show group known as the Hollywood Hawks, which included Rex Wells, Ray Goudy, Roy Cusick, and others.

In the 1950s, Sammy became an engineering test pilot with Lockheed, and in 1967 became the first pilot to demonstrate a full complement of aerobatics in a helicopter.

In the 1970s, after retiring, Sammy spent much of his time instructing in primary pilot training as well as aerobatics and upset recovery training. He also wrote an autobiography titled Faith & Flight, which chronicled his life as a pilot. Sammy passed away in 2001.

Warbirds: Jay Wisler, EAA 240680

Jay Wisler, of Tampa, Florida, started selling World War II warbird parts in 1982 to supplement his paycheck from Anheuser-Busch. When the company closed its Tampa brewery in 1995, Jay became a full-time parts dealer, traveling throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, South America, and Europe to buy inventories of aircraft parts for his business, Warbird Parts and Memorabilia. Today Jay has nine warehouses and has supplied specialty parts to many EAA Warbirds Lindy award winners.

Jay’s motto is, “If I don’t have it, I’ll help you find it.” His favorite restoration is the North American P-51 Mustang, and he names Jack Roush’s P-51B Old Crow his most interesting project. He and his wife, Sharon, have been married for 41 years, and they have a daughter.

Ultralights: Lowell Farrand, EAA 35370

Lowell “go-to-guy” Farrand’s passion as a homebuilder has led him to accomplish 60 years of flying, and he has recorded more than 5,000 hours of flight time in ultralights and World War II fighters. Lowell, of Ligonier, Indiana, became actively involved with two EAA chapters, 132 in Elkhart and 938 in Nappanee, where he served several years as Young Eagles coordinator. He worked alongside EAA Founder Paul Poberezny and Tony Bingelis to form the EAA Technical Counselor program.

Lowell emerged as an ultralight pioneer in 1968 by co-designing and flying the first powered parachute in the United States, jointly developed with the University of Notre Dame Department of Aerospace. Lowell serves as an EAA technical counselor, EAA flight advisor, and FAA designated airworthiness representative. He received the 2013 Tony Bingelis Award, recognizing those who have impacted EAA members by contributing to their aircraft building and restoring projects.

Vintage: Timothy Talen, EAA 8615

Timothy Talen, founder of the Oregon Antique & Classic Aircraft Club and founding director of the Oregon Aviation Historical Society, is an aircraft restoration master. In addition to many partial restorations, Timothy has fully restored at least 20 airplanes, including seven Interstates, a Cessna 120, two Cubs, a 1932 Fairchild 22, and many more. His award-winning restorations have graced many covers of EAA’s Vintage Airplane magazine, and he has an uncanny ability to look at any antique part and name the aircraft it came from.

Tim’s father taught him to fly in an Aeronca Champ, and Tim earned his private pilot certificate in 1969. Since then, Tim has earned instrument, commercial, multiengine, and CFI ratings and certificates, as well as an A&P certificate. He served as an air traffic controller in Vietnam, and taught aircraft construction and technology at Lane Community College for five years, during which time his classes built a replica of Les Long’s Longster.