Press Releases

September 5 - 7, 2013
@ Mt. Vernon Outland Airport (KMVN)
Mt. Vernon, IL
Contact: Chris Collins, (618) 315-5462,

The Plane & Pilot Midwest LSA Expo is “The Place to be for Sport Aviation This Fall!” See over 40 Light Sport Aircraft, including Part 103 and Gyroplanes on one easily accessible and demo friendly flightline.

Paul Poberezny was an inspirational leader whose wise counsel helped shape Women in Aviation, International. One January day in 1995, I asked Paul if I could have about 10 or 15 minutes of his time.  We sat down and I asked him, “If you were to begin EAA all over again today, what would you do the same and what would you do differently?”  We sat and talked for almost an hour and a half and he shared many concepts including his conviction that chapters were one of the strengths behind EAA. This advice is one of the reasons WAI Chapters exist and are a vital part of our organization.  He was selfless in his advice and in the next few months as WAI was being formed, I referred to my notes from that conversation quite often.

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, August 22, 2013 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen issued the following statement today upon news that Paul H. Poberezny, acclaimed aviator and founder of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), passed away Thursday morning at the age of 91:

Paul Poberezny came from humble beginnings, yet he created one of the world largest aviation organizations and emerged as one of the 20th century's greatest aviation leaders, creating a worldwide aviation organization and the world's largest annual fly-in event, EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.


August 22, 2013 – Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Founder Paul Poberezny passed away this morning (August 22) at Evergreen Retirement Village in Oshkosh, Wis., after a battle with cancer. He was 91.

Contact: Dan Hubbard, (202) 783-9360,

Washington, DC, August 20, 2013 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today welcomed the announcement of the selection of Mark Baker as the new president of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

Frederick, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announced Friday that aviation insurance veteran Bill Snead has joined AOPA as president of AOPA Insurance Services, the nation’s largest insurer of light aircraft.

Stan was found in one of the shelter’s outside runs. He was left there after hours and found in the AM by shelter employees. Due to his size, he was passed up for adoption.

Another year has come and gone and another successful EAA AirVenture is in the books. More than 500,000 attendees and more than 10,000 aircraft from more than 60 countries flocked to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to gaze upon the 2,341 show planes, visit the record 821 commercial exhibitors, and enjoy the numerous shows.

Warner Robins, GA -- A small group of dedicated volunteers led by CMSgt.Ray Sturm from Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command have been systematically washing outside aircraft at the Museum of Aviation this summer.