EAA's New Online Calendar of Events Designed With the Pilot in Mind
The world's largest aviation calendar
February 28, 2008 — There is now one comprehensive listing of aviation activities that is designed with the pilot in mind: EAA's new online calendar of events - the world's largest - featuring more than 1,000 events from throughout the aviation community. This calendar, open to all aviation events and available at www.eaa.org/calendar, features everything from EAA chapter meetings, pancake breakfasts and Young Eagles rallies, to local fly-ins, safety seminars and airport open houses.
"In many ways aviation events are the lifeblood of EAA," said Adam Smith, EAA vice president of membership. "Throughout the year EAA members express their passion for aviation by attending fly-ins, air shows, workshops, Chapter meetings, Young Eagles rallies, and other events. By creating a calendar that contains all these events, EAA members can connect with activities they find valuable. The calendar is also a useful promotional tool for event organizers, particularly for EAA Chapters that want to publicize their local activities."
EAA members and staff worked together to create an online calendar that also has many powerful search functions found no place else, including:
- Search by distance from your home airport or zip code;
- Find listings arranged by date, mileage range, type of event, location or event name;
- Instantly link to EAA Flight Planner and maps to plan your journey;
- Get detailed information on individual events through web and e-mail links.
"EAA Chapters alone account for thousands of activities each year, and they have enthusiastically responded to fill this new calendar, which is the most comprehensive and versatile listing in aviation," said Charlie Becker, EAA's director of member programs. "There are dozens of great reasons to go flying each week, so check the calendar and find one that fits you. The more active pilots are, the better it is for everyone in grassroots aviation."
EAA also welcomes aviation events of all types to be included, with event submissions accepted through the handy link provided on the calendar site.
"The growth of the Internet is having a revolutionary effect on EAA, especially since we're a group of people who seek innovation in our aircraft and in our lives," Smith said. "This new calendar of events is part of our ongoing efforts to be responsive and provide better online services to EAA Members as they share the spirit of aviation."
Give it a try today at www.eaa.org/calendar.