EAA is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of sharing your passion for participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts. EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is EAA's yearly membership convention.
The Lockheed Martin F-35 “Lightning II,” the fifth-generation fighter that will be used by multiple U.S. service branches, will make its initial appearance at the EAA and also the first civilian U.S. air show appearance.
The concert, presented by Ford Motor Company with additional support from Cirrus Aircraft, is free to all AirVenture attendees that day and will be held on Boeing Plaza following the afternoon air show.
It marks the first time a B-52 will be on ground display during event; the aircraft is from the U.S. Air Force Reserve’s 93rd Bomb Squadron of the 307th Bomb Wing, based at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana.
The program is designed for college students who want to join the more than 5,000 volunteers who make possible the annual event that draws more than 10,000 aircraft and attendance of 500,000 to Oshkosh each year.
EAA supports this technical amendment as a first step to exploring solutions for amateur-built aircraft to meet FAA’s year 2020 mandate for installation of ADS-B “out” equipment in aircraft flown in controlled airspace.
In a joint letter sent to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta on Jan. 23, 2015, general aviation groups asked the FAA to take aggressive steps that would allow more aircraft to meet the agency’s mandate to equip for ADS-B “out” by 2020.
Some of the world’s top air show performers have made their commitments to fly at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 fly-in – The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration – as part of the afternoon and night air show lineups.
The effort is being spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and the Small UAV Coalition in partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
Mark Van Tine, chief executive officer of Jeppesen and Vice President of digital aviation for The Boeing Company, has joined the top leadership of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) as the newest member of the EAA Board of Directors.
Each $600 raised will cover the cost of transportation, museum admission, and activities for a class of up to 25 students. Funds raised now through the end of 2014 will be used to welcome classes to EAA during the 2015-2016 school year.