EAA’s Founder’s Innovation Prize competition aims to reduce the rate of in-flight loss of control accidents in Experimental Amateur-Built aircraft by challenging EAA members to come up with a solution. Submissions range from technology to training and are evaluated based on effectiveness, ease of installation, and cost.
Five finalists are chosen each year to present their solutions in front of a panel of expert judges. The judges then award first, second, and third place winners with prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 respectively.
The 2018 live showdown between the five finalists will take place at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, July 24 at Theater in the Woods, during EAA's AirVenture Oshkosh. This year’s presentation will also feature the United States’ first female Hispanic fighter pilot as emcee, and a panel of highly regarded experts from all facets of aviation as judges.
Stay tuned for details on how to apply for the 2019 Founder’s Innovation Prize competition.
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