About EAA

The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds.  EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of individuals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who were interested in building their own airplanes.  Through the decades, the organization expanded its mission to include antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft.

More than 180,000 people currently belong to EAA, with over a 1,000 Chapters located in all 50 states and many countries.  Members are aviation enthusiasts of every age group, including many airline and commercial pilots, engineers, business people and even astronauts.

Our members enjoy all types of airplanes, including "experimental" aircraft, those aircraft built by individual craftsmen, rather than in a factory.  "Experimental" refers to the category of aircraft designed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for these types of airplanes.  Similar to standard category aircraft, Experimental aircraft are inspected and certified airworthy by FAA.

EAA's corporate offices and extensive AirVenture Museum are located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  EAA hosts one of the world's largest general aviation events, the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh Fly-In.  The event draws 10,000 aircraft to Oshkosh each summer and has an attendance of over 500,000.

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EAA members enjoy publications, discounts, technical assistance, and admission to a members-only website.  Click HERE to join EAA today.