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Sharing The Spirit of Aviation

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EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc.) is the only general aviation nonprofit association dedicated to active participation in aviation. It offers the fun and camaraderie of sharing the love of flying, building, and restoring recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts. From pilots to adventurers, innovators to designers, weekday business fliers to weekend enthusiasts, the EAA community comes together through their singular passion for aviation.

EAA is the "Spirit of Aviation," dedicated to keeping aviation fun, accessible, and safe. The association was founded in 1953 by a group of aviation enthusiasts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes. Homebuilding is still a large part of EAA, but the organization has grown over the years to include almost every aspect of aviation and aeronautics in all its diversity. Headquartered in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, EAA has more than 160,000 members in more than 100 countries, and has grown to include enthusiasts with interest in vintage aircraft, warbirds, aerobatics, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. EAA is still a grassroots community, but with worldwide reach.

EAA members—who belong to 1,000 local chapters worldwide—annually organize more than 10,000 aviation events and activities that promote aviation safety and education, encourage innovation, and create an environment for advancing the future of personal flight. These events include EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, the world’s greatest aviation celebration.


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EAA Aviation Center
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902

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