Remembering Paul Poberezny

A fellow EAA chapter 1114 member once said, “Everyone in the EAA is greater than you’d think.” That certainly pertains to the organization’s founder. Among homebuilders, the name Poberezny has always evoked awe, and my respect for this gentle giant of a man grew steadily since first reading of him as a teenage student pilot in the early 1970s.

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New attitude reflected at EAA annual meeting

OSHKOSH — An unusually large number of members attended the annual Experimental Aircraft Association meeting of the membership held Wednesday during AirVenture. According to a report at EAA.org, the attitude among those in attendance, and the reports from the chairman and directors, was overwhelmingly positive. Read J. Mac McClellan’s full report here.

EAA petitions federal court on ATC charges

The Experimental Aircraft Association(EAA) filed a petition July 3 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago, asking the court to review and provide relief from payments demanded by the FAA in relation to air traffic control services at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

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Is FAA demand double taxation?

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture Oshkosh attracts more aircraft, pilots, and aviation enthusiasts than any other aviation gathering in the United States, but this year EAA is facing paying the FAA an estimated $500,000 for doing its job.

Payment is necessary, say FAA officials, because sequester has cut off necessary funds.

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EAA Chapter to honor aviation legend Steve Wittman

On April 13, Oshkosh’s local EAA Chapter 252 will host a pancake breakfast fly-in to commemorate legendary pilot and aircraft designer S.J. “Steve” Wittman’s 108th birthday. This event is open to the public.

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LiveAirShowTV partners with EAA on new educational effort

LiveAirShowTV, in conjunction with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders (ISTAT) Foundation and the Experimental Aircraft Association, is about to begin a new educational initiative called Careers in Aviation.

“Careers” is a series of fast-moving videos featuring young professionals currently working in various jobs of the aviation industry. The series is one of the steps in a program to promote awareness of aviation career opportunities to middle and high school students, according to officials.

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EAA tour entertains, informs and mends some fences

PUYALLUP, Wash. – EAA’s Grassroots Pilot Tour stopped at Spencer Aircraft at KPLU on Monday, Feb. 18. About 125 people, mostly Mount Rainier Chapter 326 members, showed up to hear from EAA HQ staffers. This tour stop delivered Jeff Skiles, vice president of chapters and youth education, Trevor Janz, manager of vhapters and Eagle Flights, and Brady Lane, multimedia journalist.

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300th segment of EAA’s Hints for Homebuilders posted

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Hints for Homebuilders instructional video series has now generated more than 3.1 million views, according to association officials, who note that the instructional series has just released its 300th webisode.

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EAA makes finding transition training in homebuilts easier

The Experimental Aircraft Association has debuted an online listing of Letter of Deviation Authority (LODA) holders for instruction in experimental aircraft.

The list, categorized by state, includes CFIs who are authorized by the FAA to offer certain types of instruction for hire in their experimental aircraft for the purposes of type-specific training. [Read more...]

EAA Holiday Auction under way

Each year, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) hosts its Spirit of the Holidays online auction, with this year’s auction already under way.

This year 52 items are up for auction, ranging from B-17 or Ford Tri-Motor type ratings — with the value designated as “priceless” — a special once-in-a-lifetime AirVenture VIP package, [Read more...]