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May 18, 2020

With deep sadness we share the news of the passing of Tom Adams, IAC #1999, of Brenham, Texas.

Tom learned to fly by training with his father and helped pay for college by dusting crops in a 450 Stearman. He served in the Marine Aviation Cadet program in Pensacola, flying A-4D Skyhawks, and eventually began a 32-year career with Northwest Airlines. Adams retired as a captain on the 747-400 after logging time in more than 100 different aircraft types.

His aerobatic career began with a self-built Pitts S-1C for use in regional IAC contests. He has earned multiple competition...

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May 13, 2020

In his May 2nd news release Jack J. Pelton, EAA's CEO and Chairman of the Board, announced that AirVenture 2020 had to be canceled. With Wisconsin still under Safer at Home orders through May 26th, preparations with staff and volunteers were unable to proceed. Due to COVID-19 current phasing-in guidelines, no one can predict when Wisconsin will be at a point that AirVenture meets the all clear Phase 3 milestone for mass gatherings with restrictions.

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May 6, 2020

On May 6th, CIVA President Nick Buckenham announced that the 2020 World Advanced Aerobatic Championships will be postponed until 2021. Originally scheduled to be held in August in the Czech Republic, the coronavirus pandemic has caused the cancellation or postponement of most FAI air sports events this year including aerobatic championships.

The U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team was making plans for training camps and practice and participation in the WAAC up until the pandemic broke out throughout the world. However, all eight team pilots have committed to competing in...

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May 1, 2020

AirVenture 2020 is officially cancelled

My fellow EAA’rs. It is May here in Wisconsin, and unfortunately like many of you across the country, we are still under a stay at home order through May 26. Normally, this is the month when we start our preflight planning for EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. By this time, we should have begun ramping up our entire site in preparation for our July convention. Volunteers from across the country and world would have descended on Oshkosh. Together they would have formed work parties, our suppliers would begin start setting up tents...

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April 27, 2020
For Immediate Release
Lakeland, Florida: The SUN 'n FUN Home Edition 2020 launches today and will excite aviation...
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April 17, 2020


April 17, 2020 - One of the unfortunate fallouts of the current coronavirus situation is an opening for online scammers to alter their messaging to disguise their activity as an alleged way to help health workers, law enforcement, or other front line workers.

If you as an EAA member or chapter leader receive such a request supposedly from EAA headquarters or an EAA official, do not respond to it or open any links. It is a scam. It may contain a subject line such as “SUPPORT THE FRONTLINERS AGAIN CORONAVIRUS” or something similar....

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