EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. — Aviation fans may dream of flying the legendary B-17 “Flying Fortress” bomber from World War II, but even if that isn’t yet possible, you can give a piece of the legend this holiday season, as original jewelry made from the exterior skins of the a B-17 are featured in this year’s EAA merchandise catalog.
CASA GRANDE, Ariz. — In July, four high school students travelled to Oshkosh to attend the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Advanced Air Academy 2013 — a trip funded by an Air Academy Scholarship from COPPERSTATE FLY-IN, Inc.
The 41st annual COPPERSTATE fly-in will take off Oct. 24-26 at the Casa Grande Municipal Airport in Casa Grande, Ariz.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.