EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the recreational aviation organization that began in 1953 as a group of individuals dedicated to grassroots aviation, has surpassed 200,000 members for the first time. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — What started in 1992 as a program to introduce kids to flight has evolved 25 years later into an movement powered by the world’s largest volunteer air force.
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Young Eagles program is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017, a milestone year that began with the flight of the 2 millionth Young Eagle by former Young Eagles Chairman and actor Harrison Ford at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in July. [Read more…]
While at AirVenture 2016, ace photographer Bert Reiheld captured these images from the Experimental Aircraft Association’s museum on the grounds of Wittman Regional Airport (KOSH):
OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) now provides members with free access to Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Student Design Kit – EAA Maker Edition software, MySolidWorks online video tutorials, the MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network, and related training and design resources. [Read more…]
OSHKOSH — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) reported several updates to the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) it pioneered for the Dynon EFIS-D10A, an STC that was originally announced at SUN ‘n FUN at Lakeland, Florida, in April.
The Accessible Safety STC, which is now available to EAA members for $100 each, has been expanded. In addition to the Cessna and Piper aircraft first announced in April, several more models of each aircraft are now eligible. It now includes the Cessna 175, 177 and 182 series, as well as the Piper PA-24 and PA-32 series. Additional aircraft outside these two manufacturers are expected to be added soon. [Read more…]
On July 15, general aviation changed forever.
That’s when President Barack Obama signed into law an FAA authorization extension that includes third class medical reform.
SUN ’n FUN always marks a big time of year for many of us who fly elsewhere throughout the country.
It marks the end of the season where our priorities are making sure the engine heater is plugged in, the snow and ice are chipped away from the hangar door, and weight-and-balance includes the weight of a parka.
We can now look ahead toward calm evening flying, open hangar doors, and the company of friends who have projects we can “inspect.” [Read more…]