More than 10,000 aircraft and half a million flight enthusiasts make Wittman Regional Airport the busiest airfield in the world during the EAA’s annual AirVenture Oshkosh. This weeklong event, slated for July 25-31, draws visitors from more than 80 countries, many of whom fly in. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — New from the Experimental Aircraft Association is the Sport Pilot Academy.
The new three-week academy, slated for Aug. 27 through Sept. 17, eliminates one of the top barriers for the more than 60 percent of those who begin flight training and drop out — schedule conflicts that reduce motivation and enthusiasm, EAA officials note. [Read more…]
In 2016, the Young Eagles program will fly its 2 millionth young person since its founding in 1992, a spark that will lead the program into its 25th anniversary in 2017. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) and Soaring Society of America (SSA) have signed a memorandum of understanding that expands the organizations’ joint efforts to bring the possibilities of flight to more people.
The agreement also includes initiatives ranging from membership growth and communications to advocacy and youth activities. [Read more…]