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 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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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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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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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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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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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 & Specialty

These live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions and be polled for their opinion.

System Requirements for Attendees

You can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime using a compatible computer or mobile device! To get the most out of GoToWebinar, you can download and install the full-feature desktop software on your Windows and Mac computer.

See Download GoToWebinar for your download options. You can also check your system's compatibility automatically.

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



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

Registration is required, and space is limited. 

Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

2/21/17

12 p.m. CST

So You Want to Build an Airplane?

Charlie Becker, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager

 

Building your own aircraft can be one of the most enjoyable experiences of your life. However, it is a big undertaking with lots of things to consider before jumping in. This webinar will take you through the entire building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and to dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. This seminar is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane, either kit or plans-built. Time is allotted for questions and answers.

2/22/17

7 p.m. CST

Introduction to Modern Gyroplane Flying
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Robert Snyder, AutoGyro USA

 

Join Bob Snyder from AutoGyro USA as he provides an introduction to the world of gyroplanes. He will provide an overview of how their unique performance make them so much fun to fly. Looking at the history of past gyroplanes to the newest currently available, his discussion will include information about what it takes to learn to fly, become gyroplane qualified, and where to do it.

3/1/17

8 p.m. CST

GA and Big Data (Part 2)
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Do headwinds occur more frequently than tailwinds? Do piston airplanes designed in the 21st century have better engine cooling than those designed in the 20th? Do odd-numbered cylinders run hotter than even-numbered ones? Mike Busch shows how we can prove these things empirically by crunching the numbers in his database of over a million GA flights involving more than 7,000 airplanes.

3/8/17

7 p.m. CST

Equipping for ADS-B 2020 - One Pilot's Odyssey
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

As the FAA moves the air traffic control system into the 21st Century, aircraft will either have to re-equip, or be banned from great expanses of controlled airspace. Though the deadline for compliance with the new ADS-B rules isn’t until January 1, 2020, many aircraft owners aren’t waiting that long. This seminar documents one light-sport aircraft owner’s ongoing path to achieving ADS-B 2020 compliance.

3/15/17

7 p.m. CDT

Risk Management and the Traffic Pattern
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Wanda Zuege

 

CFI Wanda Zuege from Am I High Aviation discusses the following questions. What is Risk? What does it have to do with the traffic pattern when arriving at an uncontrolled airport? What's the official word about traffic pattern operations? How to use the heading indicator 20 miles out to "see" how you will be arriving and entering the traffic pattern.

3/22/17

7 p.m. CDT

Prepare for Your Checkride, and Pass
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Larry Bothe

 

FAA designated pilot examiner (DPE) Larry Bothe provides tips to prepare for your checkride and pass! Larry discusses common mistakes in both the oral and flying portions and how to avoid them.

3/28/17

7 p.m. CDT

Safety & Loss Prevention
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Clinton Johnson

 

This webinar will feature Global Aerospace Canada’s Clinton Johnson and Ross Smiley sharing insights on preventable losses incurred, including the most common incidents from loss of control to incidents that happen when an aircraft is not in motion. This will be a debrief-style look at categories of losses, together with practical advice on preventing such losses. EAA Canada members who attend this event are eligible for a 5 percent discount on their next quote on insurance from Global through Nacora under the EAA C-PLAN program.

4/12/17

7 p.m. CDT

Top 10 Used Airplanes for The First-Time Buyer

Glen Oliphant

 

It can be a daunting task to narrow down the best airplanes for a first-time buyer. Glen Oliphant from 3Point Aviator reviews the pros and cons of the top 10 single-engine airplanes a first-time purchaser should consider in their search.

4/26/17

7 p.m. CDT

Sailplane Mountain Flying - What is Possible?
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Bruno Vassel

 

Modern gliders (sailplanes) surprise most people, including other pilots, with what they can do. On a normal summer's day while gliding in the western US, sailplane pilots are often flying many hundreds of miles in flights lasting 6 to 8 hours. How is this even possible? Bruno Vassel from the Soaring Society of America discusses the thrill and challenge of flying gliders long distances over the Rocky Mountains and the Great Basin in America's west.

5/10/17

7 p.m. CDT

I'M SAFE: Reviewing the Pilot's Preflight Inspection Checklist
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

None of us would dream of going flying without first performing a thorough preflight inspection of the aircraft. Why should checking the condition of the pilot be any different? In this FAA Safety Team WINGS webinar, longtime flight instructor professor H. Paul Shuch gives examples from decades of his own personal safety deviations. While reviewing a popular acronym, he explains how it can help us to ensure that the PIC is just as airworthy as the machinery.