You have provided a pathway with third-class medical reform, introduced the wonder of flight to over 2 million Young Eagles, and shared the Spirit of Aviation. We still have more to do. Be That One to launch EAA’s next great achievement. Be That One: [ Link ]

What does it mean to Be the One?
The Fairview Aircraft Restoration Society (FARS) in Alberta, Canada, is nearing the culmination of a dream that started nearly 10 years ago: to restore a PBY5-A, known north of the border as a Canso, to flying condition. The group, founded by farmer Don Wieben and five of his friends, recovered the airplane from the shore of Sitigi Lake in the Northwest Territories in 2008, where it sat since...
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Operation Migration is looking for a pilot and airplane owner to help transport 10-20 whooping crane chicks from Maryland to Wisconsin in mid-June. The organization helps transport these chicks to Wisconsin where they are fledged at the White River Marsh and taught to follow light-sport aircraft on a migration pattern. Interested pilots can contact David Sakrison at

Operation Migration
EAA, American Airlines, and Old Glory Honor Flight were proud to once again join forces in 2016 to give Vietnam veterans the opportunity to visit the powerful memorials dedicated in their honor with a Yellow Ribbon Honor Flight departing from AirVenture. A special American Airlines aircraft flew approximately 110 Vietnam veterans from the AirVenture grounds to Washington, D.C., for a day-long...
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Experience some of the most breathtaking views of Alaska and Canada with Backcountry Pilot.

Odds and Ends - Alaska and Canada B-sides
Calling the doers, dreamers, and everyday people who are ready to change the way we fly. Enter now for a chance to win.

Founder’s Innovation Prize 2017: Win $25,000
We were excited to meet EAA lifetime member and 2016 Aircraft Sweepstakes winner Jeff Troxel today when he picked up his Grasshopper. Jeff flew home in his new 1945 Piper L-4 with son Trenton, a tailwheel CFI. The family is looking forward to learning more about their airplane’s history. “We want to learn the story so that we can tell the story to other people,” Jeff said. Congratulations to...
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For airman Tristan Briggs, EAA 1085192, all it took was one Young Eagles flight to realize that becoming a pilot wasn't out of reach; it was a possibility and now a reality.

Young Eagles Helped Airman Get His Wings
Congratulations to EAA members Charles Gensler, EAA 1041133, Mark Ducorsky, EAA 1091598, and Brian Carpenter, EAA 299858, for winning the 2017 National General Aviation Awards! Read their full story: [ Link ]
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Why We Fly: Last Flight of 2016
From Young Eagle to Young Eagles pilot, Aaron is inspiring more than just the next generation of aviators.

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New Pilot Flies Young Eagles One Year After His First Ride
Congratulations to 17-year-old Nolan Hart, EAA 1139352, who successfully completed his checkride and became a private pilot on January 14! Read more about his journey including a flight with legendary pilot and former Young Eagles chairman Sean D. Tucker: [ Link ]

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Aviation Gateway Park is where innovative companies come to showcase their cutting edge concepts and breakthrough technologies. Learn more about exhibiting and other partnership opportunities at AirVenture: [ Link ]
Take control of the radio with these 6 reminders from Boldmethod.

6 Ways To Improve Your Radio Calls
Only a few days left until the most romantic day of the year! Head to Amazon Smile to find the perfect gift and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of the purchase price to EAA. You can shower your loved one with the perfect gift and continue your support of our mission to grown participation in aviation.

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"No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings." — William Blake

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What It Takes to Be a Top Airshow Pilot
U.S. Sport Aviation Expo in Sebring, Florida brought a successful launch for EAA's Spirit of Aviation Mobile Experience in 2017.

EAA Brings Spirit of Aviation to Sebring
The Homebuilts area is the place to go for the makers and doers at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. With daily workshops and forums, it is also the perfect place for current and aspiring builders to gather and share information and inspiration. Homebuilders from all over bring their aircraft to share the results of their hard work and dedication.