EAA Spirit Newsletter April 

EAA Spirit Newsletter

Thanks for checking out the EAA Spirit newsletter! EAA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping members inspired and growing participation in aviation.

As you read, we hope you’ll find a story that inspires you — one that compels you to seek out aviation adventures, again and again. Because no matter your level of interest, we’re here to help you explore your passion. So, do you have planes on the brain? Well then, welcome home!

Never forget, you’re what keeps aviation strong. If you’re ready to become a member of the EAA family, we’d love to have you!

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Experience OshkoshExperience Oshkosh
Experience the largest annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts. From unique, historic aircraft to world-class daily air shows, you don’t want to miss the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Watch video →

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EAA Museum Passport: Access nearly 400 Museums FREE with ASTC Travel PassportEAA Museum Passport: Access nearly 400 Museums FREE with ASTC Travel Passport
During EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, we heard positive feedback from hundreds of members on the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) Travel Passport program. Unfortunately, far too many of those conversations started like this: “We spent a few days in Chicago before driving up here for convention. Is the Chicago Museum of Science & Industry on that list? We could have saved nearly $60 if we had known about this program!”

Launched in 2010, the Travel Passport program provides members with reciprocal benefits at nearly 400 participating museums, including free admission, museum store discounts, alternate check-in (to avoid long ticket lines), and more. While the program excludes museums within 90 miles of the EAA Aviation Museum or a member’s home address, some museums will waive this restriction. Visit more information, and if you’re already using the benefit, send us an email to tell us about your experience!

If you have a story to share about EAA member benefits, please e-mail us.

Twilight Flight Fest Expands at AirVenture 201850,000 Young Eagles Enrolled in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course

A milestone was reached on March 8, as 50,000 Young Eagles have now taken the next step in their aviation journeys by enrolling in Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course after their Young Eagles flight. Read more →

The Vashon Aircraft Ranger 7The Vashon Aircraft Ranger 7

Dynon founder John Torode, EAA 1213461, thinks that most airplanes are too expensive. Instead of complaining about it, he started a new company that has designed and built a brand new design. Watch video →

EAA Chapter Homebuilds a HangarEAA Chapter Homebuilds a Hangar

Chapter 1129 in Fairbanks, Alaska – officially the farthest north EAA chapter – has come up with an unusual, but very “EAA” way to build their chapter’s new hangar. Full story →

Childhood Dreams Come True for the Kutryk BrothersChildhood Dreams Come True for the Kutryk Brothers
By Gerry Anderson

As boys growing up in Whitehorse, Yukon, Joshua and Matthew Kutryk were like-minded in their interests, not the least of which was their shared dream to become fighter pilots. When Joshua was 8 years old, he built a cardboard fighter plane cockpit in the basement, in which he and his younger brother sat and re-created the best scenes from the movie Top Gun. Full story →

New Fixed-Wing/Multicopter Hybrid in TestingNew Fixed-Wing/Multicopter Hybrid in Testing

Kitty Hawk, the company behind the manned multicopter displayed at the EAA Seaplane Base during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017, released a video of their newest aircraft, the Cora, in flight testing. The Cora is a two-seat electric aircraft that uses multicopter-style fans for vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and a traditional fixed wing with a pusher prop for cruise flight. Kitty Hawk is developing the design with the autonomous air taxi market in mind. Watch video →

EAA's The Green Dot – Mark HarmonEAA’s The Green Dot – Mark Harmon

EAA’s The Green Dot crew recently sat down for a great chat with actor Mark Harmon. What’s his connection to the world of EAA?
Listen and find out!

The Green Dot is sponsored by GE Aviation.
Upcoming Programs

SportAir Workshops:

April 21-22: Oshkosh, WI
April 28-29: Oshkosh, WI
June 4-5: Oshkosh, WI
June 6-7: Oshkosh, WI

View complete schedule →

April 3: Chapter Chat: Tax Exempt Basics
April 4: Differential Diagnosis
Recent webinars posted online:
RV Aerobatics

View complete webinar schedule →

Pre-registration is required for all workshops and webinars.
We thank Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. for sponsoring our SportAir Workshop & Webinar Programs.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.



Only 112 More Days Until AirVenture 

There is something for EVERYBODY at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018! Here are just a few of the many features and attractions that you just can’t miss:

  • Early jets including T-33 Shooting Stars, F-86 Sabres, and Soviet-era MiG-17
  • 12 vintage Travel Air biplanes from the American Barnstormers Tour
  • Year of the Tanker featuring the KC-46, KC-10, KC-135, and HC-130P/N King
  • The Yak-110, an innovative, twin-fuselage aerobatic airplane: two Yak-55s joined together (you have to see it to believe it!)
  • Heritage flights including an Air Combat Command F-16 Viper demo team
  • More than 10,000 airplanes and 2,500 showplanes including warbird, homebuilt, aerobatic, vintage, ultralight, and military aircraft

  • Royal Air Force 100th anniversary featuring aircraft covering all eras
  • World War I centennial featuring a newly restored DH.4 Liberty biplane and a rare 1915 Bleriot replica and aircraft from the Fantasy of Flight collection
  • U.S. Air Force Reserve 70th anniversary
  • Acro Sport 45th anniversary
  • T-6, SNJ, and Harvard 80th anniversary
  • Quicksilver 40th anniversary
  • Hatz Biplane 50th anniversary

  • 1,000 forums and hands-on workshops
  • 900+ industry-leading exhibitors
  • EXPANDED! Twilight Flight Fest at the Fun Fly Zone featuring EAA STOL Invitational Flying, Paradigm Aerobatic Team, 3-D RC airplanes and helicopters, Patriot Parachute Team, and Red Bull Air Force skydivers
  • B-29 Boeing Superfortress Doc returns!
  • Diverse evening activities and informative programs including history-making lineups at the Theater in the Woods sponsored by M&M’S
  • Blockbuster movies at the outdoor EAA Fly-In Theater presented by AIRBUS
  • Skydiving activities scheduled for Wednesday, July 25th, include the International Skydiving Museum Eagles, Vertical Elite, and more!
  • World-class air shows presented by Quest Aircraft Company and Pratt & Whitney Canada
  • Two night air shows with fireworks – Wednesday presented by Covington Aircraft and Saturday presented by Oshkosh Corportation
  • KidVenture, celebrating its 20th anniversary, where youths can experience everything from flying radio-controlled airplanes to airplane building projects
  • Tour EAA founders Paul and Audrey Poberezny’s legendary estate. More information and ticket sales coming soon!



Buy now and save $5 on all weekly* adult tickets and $2 on all daily adult tickets**. Active military and veteran discount available (online only). Save even more when you become an EAA member during the ticket purchasing process. Make your plans to join us for the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration®!

My Go Flight at Sun 'n Fun 

Mounts Flight Bags Kneeboards Anti Glare Accessories

Sun ‘n Fun 2018 starts in 11 days! We have a brand new booth design
this year and we would love to see you. We will be in Hangar C, Booth #48.

We will be displaying and demonstrating the MGF SKYDISPLAY HUD in Hangar C.
See what it will be like to fly with the MGF SKYDISPLAY HUD using a flight simulator.
If you have any questions regarding the MGF SKYDISPLAY HUD
please CLICK HERE to send us an email or call 303.364.7400 x111

All MYGOFLIGHT products will be available for purchase in Hangar C, Booth 48. 
Our knowledgeable team members can help find the perfect mounting solution
for your aircraft, determine which flight bag is right for you and install
ArmorGlas Anti-Glare Screen Protectors onto your iPad or iPhone.




Planes of Fame Airshow 2018

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MAY 5-6, 2018
Planes of Fame Air Show
The Air Show will feature over 50 historic aircraft performing for your enjoyment!
Performers include:
Plus: Military vehicles, a ‘Kids Zone’, Food, Drinks and Vendors!   READ MORE
Thanks to Our Sponsors
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Upcoming WACO Events 


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Summer Flying FunStarts Now!Check out where we'll be going in April 
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Tavares, FL

Saturday, April 7

Tavares Seaplane Base (FA1)



On the way to Sun ‘n Fun, stop in to Tavares and spash around a bit!  We will be there with our new WACO YMF-5F

Amphibious Biplane.





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Staggerwing & Radial

Reunion 2018

Jacksonville, FL

Craig Airport (KCRG)

Saturday evening, April 7

Sunday April 8


A gathering for those who love the good ol’ round engine aircraft!  Planes, flying and fun people, and also on the way to Sun ‘n Fun.


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Sun ‘n Fun

Fly-In & Expo

April 10-15

Lakeland, FL


This event needs no explanation!  We will be located along with Aerocet, and our amphibious WACO will be on display.


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