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EAA Learn to Fly Week

May 13 – 18, 2024

Supported by Sporty’s

Join us on May 13 - 18 for EAA Learn to Fly Week! Expert flight instructors and representatives from aviation organizations will present free and interactive webinars to help jumpstart your flight training journey.

Topics covered include how to get started in flight training, tips for saving time and money in flight training, preparing for the FAA written exam, examiner tips for passing the check ride, and much more!

This six-day event concludes with chapter hosted Flying Start events on May 18, 2024. These events welcome, encourage, and educate aspiring pilots to a flight training pathway at their local airport. Flying Start events are capped with the FREE introductory Eagle Flight!


May 13, 2024



Stop Dreaming and Start Flying – Flight Training First Steps

12 p.m.

So, you’re ready to jump in and begin your flight training, but where do you start? Join EAA staff members as they cover all you need to know to jumpstart your flight training journey. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Flight Simulators 101 - Leveraging a Home Simulator for Flight Training

3 p.m.

Flight simulators have exploded in popularity recently. With new software options, impressive flight controls, and EFB app integration, it has never been easier to use a home flight simulator for real training (in addition to fun). In this fast-paced webinar, Chris McGonegle, a commercial pilot and Sporty's flight simulator expert, will discuss how to use simulators effectively and how to avoid making mistakes that will degrade your flying skills. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Conquer the Checkride: Strategies for a Successful Practical Test

5 p.m.

In this session we’ll discuss the structure of a checkride (practical test), and share examiner, instructor, and student perspectives on the process. We will talk thru some strategies to help you, or your student prepare for and conquer any FAA Practical Test. The session will include interactive Q&A following the presentation. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Becoming a Career Aviator

7 p.m.

Intended for youth and young adults, 10-20 years old: being a professional pilot is often considered a dream job. This webinar can help you prepare for your next steps. And learn how EAA’s new AeroEducate.org website can help you on your path.

Register Now


May 14, 2024



How to Pass the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam in Less Time

12 p.m.

It's something all pilots have to do during training for a Private Pilot license -- pass the FAA Knowledge Test. While this test has gotten a bad rap over the years from some, the reality is it's a non-event when you approach it with the proper mindset and use the right study tools. In this webinar, we'll show how to use tried and true study methods using Sporty's Learn to Fly Course to make the process an engaging and meaningful learning experience, and not just another exercise in rote memorization. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Maximizing Your Flight Training with FAA Approved Simulators

3 p.m.

Learn how flight simulation can be leveraged during your training to help you achieve your goals for less money and in less time. Josh Harnagel from Redbird will share all there is to know, and answer your burning questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


How to Save Time and Money in Flight Training

7 p.m.

Learn what it really takes to learn to fly. Is it difficult? Do I have to deal with higher math? How much testing must I undergo? What is the real total cost of learning to fly? Are there 'hidden costs'? How can I save money along the way? All this and more in this comprehensive look at flight training.

Register Now


May 15, 2024



Getting Started in Ultralights

12 p.m.

Ultralight vehicles have long been an affordable way to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join EAA staff member and ultralight and light-plane guru Timm Bogenhagen as he discusses the simple rules of Part 103 and tips for getting started. Topics covered include types of vehicles, regulations, costs, training, and comparison to sport pilot and light sport aircraft. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Getting Started in Soaring

3 p.m.

Soaring is one of the best avenues to get started in flying. Soaring provides a more affordable entry point, and teaches wonderful energy management along with stick and rudder skills. Join Scott Manley (Certificated Flight Instructor – Glider) who will discuss the best way to get started in soaring. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Quality Flight Training: Expect More from your CFI and School

5 p.m.

This session is designed to empower flight students at any level think critically about their training experience and provide guidance to help maximize the value of their training. We’ll talk extensively about how to extract more value for your training dollar, attributes of quality training and how to spot ineffective training.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 1 of 2) – The Oral

7 p.m.

Get your paperwork right so the examiner is happy. Do your homework. Bring everything you need. Learn the common errors in the oral quizzing portion, and how to avoid them. You have more control over your practical test than you think. Take advantage of these things, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 16, 2024



Aircraft Options for Flight Training and Beyond

12 p.m.

There is more than one option for accessing an aircraft for flight training. Learn about the various access points to flight training aircraft, and continued access to these aircraft after earning your pilot certificate.

Register Now


Getting Started in Helicopters

3 p.m.

Helicopter flying is one of the most unique ways to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join retired EAA staff member and helicopter pilot Joe Norris as he shares tips for getting started. Topics covered include regulations, costs, training, and plenty of time for Q&A. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 2 of 2) – The Practical Exam

7 p.m.

Do the flight part like a pro. Perform maneuvers in ways that always work. Learn to correct maneuvers that aren’t working out. What will the DPE accept, and what is just flat bad? All this and more, in this detailed flight portion guidance. Includes a quick (5-minute) review of the Paperwork & Oral Quizzing presentation. Fly well, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 17, 2024



FAA Medical Certification and You

12 p.m.

Join the EAA Government Relations Director as he covers all things aeromedical-related and addresses all your burning FAA medical questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 18, 2024



Find A Flying Start Event


May 13, 2024



Stop Dreaming and Start Flying – Flight Training First Steps

12 p.m.

So, you’re ready to jump in and begin your flight training, but where do you start? Join EAA staff members as they cover all you need to know to jumpstart your flight training journey. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Flight Simulators 101 - Leveraging a Home Simulator for Flight Training

3 p.m.

Flight simulators have exploded in popularity recently. With new software options, impressive flight controls, and EFB app integration, it has never been easier to use a home flight simulator for real training (in addition to fun). In this fast-paced webinar, Chris McGonegle, a commercial pilot and Sporty's flight simulator expert, will discuss how to use simulators effectively and how to avoid making mistakes that will degrade your flying skills. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Becoming a Career Aviator

7 p.m.

Intended for youth and young adults, 10-20 years old: being a professional pilot is often considered a dream job. This webinar can help you prepare for your next steps. And learn how EAA’s new AeroEducate.org website can help you on your path.

Register Now


May 14, 2024



How to Pass the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam in Less Time

12 p.m.

It's something all pilots have to do during training for a Private Pilot license -- pass the FAA Knowledge Test. While this test has gotten a bad rap over the years from some, the reality is it's a non-event when you approach it with the proper mindset and use the right study tools. In this webinar, we'll show how to use tried and true study methods using Sporty's Learn to Fly Course to make the process an engaging and meaningful learning experience, and not just another exercise in rote memorization. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Maximizing Your Flight Training with FAA Approved Simulators

3 p.m.

Learn how flight simulation can be leveraged during your training to help you achieve your goals for less money and in less time. Josh Harnagel from Redbird will share all there is to know, and answer your burning questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


How to Save Time and Money in Flight Training

7 p.m.

Learn what it really takes to learn to fly. Is it difficult? Do I have to deal with higher math? How much testing must I undergo? What is the real total cost of learning to fly? Are there 'hidden costs'? How can I save money along the way? All this and more in this comprehensive look at flight training.

Register Now


May 15, 2024



Getting Started in Ultralights

12 p.m.

Ultralight vehicles have long been an affordable way to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join EAA staff member and ultralight and light-plane guru Timm Bogenhagen as he discusses the simple rules of Part 103 and tips for getting started. Topics covered include types of vehicles, regulations, costs, training, and comparison to sport pilot and light sport aircraft. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Getting Started in Soaring

3 p.m.

Soaring is one of the best avenues to get started in flying. Soaring provides a more affordable entry point, and teaches wonderful energy management along with stick and rudder skills. Join Scott Manley (Certificated Flight Instructor – Glider) who will discuss the best way to get started in soaring. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 1 of 2) – The Oral

7 p.m.

Get your paperwork right so the examiner is happy. Do your homework. Bring everything you need. Learn the common errors in the oral quizzing portion, and how to avoid them. You have more control over your practical test than you think. Take advantage of these things, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 16, 2024



Aircraft Options for Flight Training and Beyond

12 p.m.

There is more than one option for accessing an aircraft for flight training. Learn about the various access points to flight training aircraft, and continued access to these aircraft after earning your pilot certificate.

Register Now


Getting Started in Helicopters

3 p.m.

Helicopter flying is one of the most unique ways to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join retired EAA staff member and helicopter pilot Joe Norris as he shares tips for getting started. Topics covered include regulations, costs, training, and plenty of time for Q&A. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 2 of 2) – The Practical Exam

7 p.m.

Do the flight part like a pro. Perform maneuvers in ways that always work. Learn to correct maneuvers that aren’t working out. What will the DPE accept, and what is just flat bad? All this and more, in this detailed flight portion guidance. Includes a quick (5-minute) review of the Paperwork & Oral Quizzing presentation. Fly well, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 17, 2024



FAA Medical Certification and You

12 p.m.

Join the EAA Government Relations Director as he covers all things aeromedical-related and addresses all your burning FAA medical questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 18, 2024



Find A Flying Start Event


May 13, 2024



Stop Dreaming and Start Flying – Flight Training First Steps

12 p.m.

So, you’re ready to jump in and begin your flight training, but where do you start? Join EAA staff members as they cover all you need to know to jumpstart your flight training journey. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Flight Simulators 101 - Leveraging a Home Simulator for Flight Training

3 p.m.

Flight simulators have exploded in popularity recently. With new software options, impressive flight controls, and EFB app integration, it has never been easier to use a home flight simulator for real training (in addition to fun). In this fast-paced webinar, Chris McGonegle, a commercial pilot and Sporty's flight simulator expert, will discuss how to use simulators effectively and how to avoid making mistakes that will degrade your flying skills. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Becoming a Career Aviator

7 p.m.

Intended for youth and young adults, 10-20 years old: being a professional pilot is often considered a dream job. This webinar can help you prepare for your next steps. And learn how EAA’s new AeroEducate.org website can help you on your path.

Register Now


May 14, 2024



How to Pass the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam in Less Time

12 p.m.

It's something all pilots have to do during training for a Private Pilot license -- pass the FAA Knowledge Test. While this test has gotten a bad rap over the years from some, the reality is it's a non-event when you approach it with the proper mindset and use the right study tools. In this webinar, we'll show how to use tried and true study methods using Sporty's Learn to Fly Course to make the process an engaging and meaningful learning experience, and not just another exercise in rote memorization. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Maximizing Your Flight Training with FAA Approved Simulators

3 p.m.

Learn how flight simulation can be leveraged during your training to help you achieve your goals for less money and in less time. Josh Harnagel from Redbird will share all there is to know, and answer your burning questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


How to Save Time and Money in Flight Training

7 p.m.

Learn what it really takes to learn to fly. Is it difficult? Do I have to deal with higher math? How much testing must I undergo? What is the real total cost of learning to fly? Are there 'hidden costs'? How can I save money along the way? All this and more in this comprehensive look at flight training.

Register Now


May 15, 2024



Getting Started in Ultralights

12 p.m.

Ultralight vehicles have long been an affordable way to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join EAA staff member and ultralight and light-plane guru Timm Bogenhagen as he discusses the simple rules of Part 103 and tips for getting started. Topics covered include types of vehicles, regulations, costs, training, and comparison to sport pilot and light sport aircraft. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Getting Started in Soaring

3 p.m.

Soaring is one of the best avenues to get started in flying. Soaring provides a more affordable entry point, and teaches wonderful energy management along with stick and rudder skills. Join Scott Manley (Certificated Flight Instructor – Glider) who will discuss the best way to get started in soaring. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 1 of 2) – The Oral

7 p.m.

Get your paperwork right so the examiner is happy. Do your homework. Bring everything you need. Learn the common errors in the oral quizzing portion, and how to avoid them. You have more control over your practical test than you think. Take advantage of these things, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 16, 2024



Aircraft Options for Flight Training and Beyond

12 p.m.

There is more than one option for accessing an aircraft for flight training. Learn about the various access points to flight training aircraft, and continued access to these aircraft after earning your pilot certificate.

Register Now


Getting Started in Helicopters

3 p.m.

Helicopter flying is one of the most unique ways to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join retired EAA staff member and helicopter pilot Joe Norris as he shares tips for getting started. Topics covered include regulations, costs, training, and plenty of time for Q&A. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


Pass Your Checkride (Part 2 of 2) – The Practical Exam

7 p.m.

Do the flight part like a pro. Perform maneuvers in ways that always work. Learn to correct maneuvers that aren’t working out. What will the DPE accept, and what is just flat bad? All this and more, in this detailed flight portion guidance. Includes a quick (5-minute) review of the Paperwork & Oral Quizzing presentation. Fly well, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 17, 2024



FAA Medical Certification and You

12 p.m.

Join the EAA Government Relations Director as he covers all things aeromedical-related and addresses all your burning FAA medical questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Register Now


May 18, 2024



Register for a free learn to fly open house in your area. These events, hosted by local EAA chapters, will educate you on the flight training resources in your local area. The events are capped with a free introductory Eagle Flight!

Find A Flying Start Event

  • May 13, 2024

    Stop Dreaming and Start Flying – Flight Training First Steps

    12 p.m.

    So, you’re ready to jump in and begin your flight training, but where do you start? Join EAA staff members as they cover all you need to know to jumpstart your flight training journey. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Flight Simulators 101 - Leveraging a Home Simulator for Flight Training

    3 p.m.

    Flight simulators have exploded in popularity recently. With new software options, impressive flight controls, and EFB app integration, it has never been easier to use a home flight simulator for real training (in addition to fun). In this fast-paced webinar, Chris McGonegle, a commercial pilot and Sporty's flight simulator expert, will discuss how to use simulators effectively and how to avoid making mistakes that will degrade your flying skills. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Conquer the Checkride: Strategies for a Successful Practical Test

    5 p.m.

    In this session we’ll discuss the structure of a checkride (practical test), and share examiner, instructor, and student perspectives on the process. We will talk thru some strategies to help you, or your student prepare for and conquer any FAA Practical Test. The session will include interactive Q&A following the presentation. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Becoming a Career Aviator

    7 p.m.

    Intended for youth and young adults, 10-20 years old: being a professional pilot is often considered a dream job. This webinar can help you prepare for your next steps. And learn how EAA’s new AeroEducate.org website can help you on your path.

    Register Now

  • May 14, 2024

    How to Pass the Private Pilot FAA Knowledge Exam in Less Time

    12 p.m.

    It's something all pilots have to do during training for a Private Pilot license -- pass the FAA Knowledge Test. While this test has gotten a bad rap over the years from some, the reality is it's a non-event when you approach it with the proper mindset and use the right study tools. In this webinar, we'll show how to use tried and true study methods using Sporty's Learn to Fly Course to make the process an engaging and meaningful learning experience, and not just another exercise in rote memorization. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Maximizing Your Flight Training with FAA Approved Simulators

    3 p.m.

    Learn how flight simulation can be leveraged during your training to help you achieve your goals for less money and in less time. Josh Harnagel from Redbird will share all there is to know, and answer your burning questions. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    How to Save Time and Money in Flight Training

    7 p.m.

    Learn what it really takes to learn to fly. Is it difficult? Do I have to deal with higher math? How much testing must I undergo? What is the real total cost of learning to fly? Are there 'hidden costs'? How can I save money along the way? All this and more in this comprehensive look at flight training.

    Register Now

  • May 15, 2024

    Getting Started in Ultralights

    12 p.m.

    Ultralight vehicles have long been an affordable way to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join EAA staff member and ultralight and light-plane guru Timm Bogenhagen as he discusses the simple rules of Part 103 and tips for getting started. Topics covered include types of vehicles, regulations, costs, training, and comparison to sport pilot and light sport aircraft. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Getting Started in Soaring

    3 p.m.

    Soaring is one of the best avenues to get started in flying. Soaring provides a more affordable entry point, and teaches wonderful energy management along with stick and rudder skills. Join Scott Manley (Certificated Flight Instructor – Glider) who will discuss the best way to get started in soaring. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Quality Flight Training: Expect More from your CFI and School

    5 p.m.

    This session is designed to empower flight students at any level think critically about their training experience and provide guidance to help maximize the value of their training. We’ll talk extensively about how to extract more value for your training dollar, attributes of quality training and how to spot ineffective training.

    Register Now


    Pass Your Checkride (Part 1 of 2) – The Oral

    7 p.m.

    Get your paperwork right so the examiner is happy. Do your homework. Bring everything you need. Learn the common errors in the oral quizzing portion, and how to avoid them. You have more control over your practical test than you think. Take advantage of these things, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now

  • May 16, 2024

    Aircraft Options for Flight Training and Beyond

    12 p.m.

    There is more than one option for accessing an aircraft for flight training. Learn about the various access points to flight training aircraft, and continued access to these aircraft after earning your pilot certificate.

    Register Now


    Getting Started in Helicopters

    3 p.m.

    Helicopter flying is one of the most unique ways to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join retired EAA staff member and helicopter pilot Joe Norris as he shares tips for getting started. Topics covered include regulations, costs, training, and plenty of time for Q&A. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now


    Pass Your Checkride (Part 2 of 2) – The Practical Exam

    7 p.m.

    Do the flight part like a pro. Perform maneuvers in ways that always work. Learn to correct maneuvers that aren’t working out. What will the DPE accept, and what is just flat bad? All this and more, in this detailed flight portion guidance. Includes a quick (5-minute) review of the Paperwork & Oral Quizzing presentation. Fly well, and pass the first time. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

    Register Now

  • May 18, 2024

    Register for a free learn to fly open house in your area. These events, hosted by local EAA chapters, will educate you on the flight training resources in your local area. The events are capped with a free introductory Eagle Flight!

    Find A Flying Start Event

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Checkout Other EAA Learn to Fly Resources



  • EAA Earning Wings Series – Follow along with the entire flight training process, as Brady Lane video blogs each step. You’ll get a front seat view to the instructor selection process, the ups and downs of flight training, and the check ride.

  • Sporty’s Learn to Fly Series - Sporty’s has curated more than 80 Learn to Fly video tips that are great for those who are just getting started, knocking off some rust, or looking for a refresher. Available to EAA members only.

  • Choosing Your Certificate – Learn about the differences between becoming a private pilot, sport pilot, or an ultralight pilot, and review a step-by-step to taking flight.
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