NC EAA chapter to host B-17

SALISBURY, N.C. — The Rowan Area Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 1083 has been chosen to host the EAA’s Restored B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” for its visit at the Rowan County Airport (RUQ) from Nov. 4-8.

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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, 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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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 to induct five into Hall of Fame

OSHKOSH, Wis. — The Experimental Aircraft Association will recognize the contributions made to the world of flight by five aviators on Thursday, Nov. 15, as it inducts them into the EAA Hall of Fame during a banquet at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh, Wis.

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EAA president resigns

OSHKOSH – Rod Hightower, who has led the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for the past few years, has resigned.

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Long-time EAA board member retires

After 26 years of continuous service on the Board of Director of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Louie Andrew announced his retirement on Aug. 3. For the past year he served as chairman of the board.

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EAA’s B-17 damaged by hail

A freak hailstorm that hit late last Wednesday while the Experimental Aircraft Association’s B-17 “Aluminum Overcast” was parked on the ramp outside Signature Flight Service at Denver’s Centennial Airport caused extensive control surface damage. EAA officials report the airframe will not require repair, but that was not the case for the fabric-covered ailerons and elevators. Read more here.

International Learn to Fly Day May 19

On Saturday, May 19, dozens of local events will turn dreams of flight into reality during the third annual International Learn to Fly Day, a general aviation community-wide effort to help people of all ages take that first step to discover flight. Find a local International Learn to Fly Day event near you at

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Three join EAA board of directors

Three directors have been added to the Experimental Aircraft Association board, which governs the 176,000-member aviation organization. The three new directors — Jack Pelton, Stuart Auerbach and Darren Pleasance — bring extensive aviation and business background to the board, in addition to longtime EAA involvement and thousands of hours of flight time, EAA officials said.

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