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 Build

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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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 AirVenture 2015.

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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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Aviation Job Search

Whether you’re looking for a job in the industry, wondering what careers are available, or just looking for a professional change of pace, you’ll find that there is a job to fit every unique person.

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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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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 brand new Van's RV-12!

This is your chance to win a beautiful, brand-new Van's RV-12. This striking aircraft, painted Tahoe Blue, will remind you just why you love to fly. Enter now to win!

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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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Teen Sells Jewelry to Support Homebuilding Dream

November 22, 2016 - At just 15 years old, Rachel St Louis is well on her way to achieving her homebuilding dreams, selling homemade aviation jewelry to fund her SkyReach BushCat LSA project. Rachel, EAA 1161689, was inspired to start her own build project after pulling a rivet on the One Week Wonder Zenith CH750 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014.

“I then started to understand it wasn’t very difficult to put an airplane together,” Rachel said. “I asked some questions about the kit being used and thought to myself how neat it was [EAA] would finish it in that same week to fly. I received some pins when I pulled the rivet and went back to the camper that night and made earrings out of them to wear during the rest of AirVenture.”

Rachel began making jewelry when she was 8, and soon after completely sold out at a local holiday craft fair. She has since started her own business, Rachel’s Jewelry Machias, selling traditional jewelry such as earrings and bracelets in addition to tie tacks and key chains.

She has been coming to AirVenture since she was 7, but said she first became truly hooked on flying at age 10, when her dad started encouraging her to take the controls of his Cessna 172 on flights to local fly-ins.

At AirVenture 2014, EAA’s One Week Wonder project sparked her interest.

“I had helped my dad do mechanic work ever since I could walk,” Rachel said. “I sometimes would hand him tools when he couldn’t reach them. My dad also does a lot of carpentry work, and I helped him build buildings and construct things at a very young age. So I knew it was possible to do the same thing as the people building the One Week Wonder.”

Rachel said once she returned to her camper after pulling a rivet, she began discussing with her parents what it would take to build her own airplane. They suggested she use her jewelry sales to raise funds for a kit.

“My dad and I made the mobile showroom to bring to AirVenture 2015,” she said. “We set up as an exhibitor with no expectations on sales and were completely blown away by the support we received.”

That same year Rachel and her dad began making the rounds in the homebuilt area at AirVenture to tell different exhibitors about her building goals. She said SkyReach was one of the few booths where she was taken seriously and not dismissed because of her age.

Rachel liked the looks of the BushCat amphibian on display and shared with the SkyReach staff that she was interested in using funds from her jewelry business to purchase a kit.

“Mike Gill, Daniela, and Jeremy Knoll thought it was a great idea,” Rachel said. “Mike said he would be excited to offer up any kind of deal to participate in the build. We stayed for a while discussing my business and how I was going to pay for the plane and what I wanted to do as I grew up.”

Rachel has since begun her BushCat build and is taking ground school with Sporty’s through EAA’s Young Eagles program. Next year she plans to start flight training and building hours in the LSA category, as she currently has only accumulated time — more than 150 hours — flying right seat with her dad.

Not only is Rachel achieving her homebuilding dreams at a young age, she is working to share that success with other young people searching for an avenue to the skies. She said after receiving so much support from SkyReach and AeroSport, LLC, her parents, and the people who purchase her jewelry, she wanted to find a way to thank the aviation community.

“I have a few things I am working on to pay it forward as I work towards my dreams of a life in aviation,” Rachel said. “Every aviation event I have been to with the mobile showroom there is someone who has a child that just wants to know how I got started. … I am offering a way for them to sell their jewelry in my mobile showroom.”

Additionally, she recently gave a keynote presentation at the first annual DeLand Sport Aviation Showcase about how she is using her business to support her build.

Keep up with Rachel’s progress on her BushCat build on her Facebook page