The Experimental Aircraft Association
By James Grahame
If you're intruigued by the kit aircraft that occasionally appear on these pages, you should join the Experimental Aircraft Association. The EAA was founded in 1953 by a group of aviation enthusiasts interested in building their own aircraft. They now boast over 170,000 members worldwide, and you don't need to be a pilot to join:
Today, tens of thousands of homebuilt aircraft fly throughout the world. A significant number of homebuilt aircraft have flown around the globe and one, the Voyager in 1986, was the first airplane ever to fly around the world non-stop on a single tank of fuel."
Annual membership starts at $40 and includes a subscription to EAA Sport Aviation magazine or EAA Sport Pilot.