Programs that Provide You Opportunities to Participate in Aviation
Join fellow members at EAA's annual convention-EAA AirVenture Oshkosh-the world's greatest aviation celebration. AirVenture is an international gathering place for all aviation enthusiasts. An AirVenture participant can study the latest aircraft and innovations; discover new ideas and techniques from the more than 500 forums and workshops; shop 'til they drop with more than 700 exhibitors; see aviation's top personalities perform each day; or just talk airplanes with people from around the world. AirVenture has become important and influential in the aviation industry, but retains its friendly and personal feel-part of the reason the world comes to Oshkosh every year. EAA Members receive preferred admission rates plus other benefits, and only EAA Members are authorized to camp at the AirVenture site.
Since its creation in 1962, the EAA AirVenture Museum has become one of the world's great treasure houses of aviation history. Located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, it displays a vast collection of more than 170 airplanes and 20,000 historic aviation objects, multiple theaters, and plenty of hands-on activities for the entire family. In addition, adjacent Pioneer Airport-an operational aerodrome-provides a glimpse into aviation's golden age. The museum covers all aspects of aviation, but has particularly strong coverage of homebuilt, aerobatic, air racing, vintage and World War II themes. EAA Members receive free museum admission.
EAA's beautiful B-17G Flying Fortress is a rare flying example of one of the most famous bombers in history. It operates as a flying museum, commemorating the bravery and sacrifices made in the battle for freedom during WWII. The airplane visits about 50 U.S. cities each year-offering the opportunity to take flight in the B-17, or a ground tour through the various crew stations. EAA Members receive a $40 discount on B-17 flights plus other benefits.
EAA's immaculate 1929 Ford Tri-Motor often tours the Midwest, offering EAA members and enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the magic of flight in the world's first mass-produced airliner. EAA Members receive a $10 discount on Tri-Motor flights.