EAA is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds. It was founded as the Experimental Aircraft Association 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 importantly, the organization focused on people, offering the opportunity to make new aviation friends and form relationships while encouraging the sharing of information, stories and enthusiasm. There is literally something for everyone. You don't have to be a pilot or aircraft owner to be a member of EAA.
For the long-time aviation enthusiast and pilot, EAA has programs and activities that allow you to meet others with the same interests. If you have dreamed of flying, but didn't realize you could participate, Join us and learn more about what we have to offer. More importantly, meet others just like you. Whether you are interested in building, buying or owning an airplane; seeing the world's greatest air show performers; meeting aviation personalities; or just enjoy being around airplanes