EIN 39-0917537

Experimental Aircraft Association

IRS 501(c) type
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The Experimental Aircraft Association offers a monthly publication called "Sport Aviation," which provides members with educational information on aviation. Additionally, during Airventure, the largest aviation event of its kind held annually in late July, a daily newspaper called "Airventure Today" is printed to educate attendees on aviation and aircraft through exhibits, demonstration airshows, educational sessions, and interactive displays. Various materials are available both in print and digitally.
Also known as...
EAA Chapter 961
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Program areas at Experimental Aircraft Association

Airventure - the largest aviation event of its kind is held each year in late july. Airventure educates those attending on aviation and Aircraft through exhibits, demonstration airshows, educational sessions, and interactive displays.
Eaa provides flight experiences in vintage and historical Aircraft at local airports to educate the public about the history and role of Aircraft over time and inspire a future generation to engage in aviation. These Aircraft serve as a living history that holds a remarkable connection to the past. Making these Aircraft accessible to the public increases the public's knowledge about the role of aviation in commerce and security, the engineering advances that promotedaviation and the ways in which Aircraft redefined world travel. This year over 39,000 flight experiences were provided and over 8,000 air tours were given on our Aircraft that toured the united states. Tour stops are hosted by volunteers who are passionate about sharing stories about the planes on the tour and educating (continued on schedule o) the attendees about the importance of aviation.
Membership and publications - "sport aviation" is a monthly publication issued to members with a variety of educational information on aviation. "airventure today" is a daily newspaper printed every day during airventure. Other various printed and digital publications are produced on a periodic basis to inform and educate members or airventure attendees. Includes costs associated with providing knowledge and information to assist with technical questions on aviation matters and promoting membership in the organization.
Designated chapters, museum admissions, sport air workshops, hosted events, and special interest community support.

Grants made by Experimental Aircraft Association

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Flyonspeed Incorporated2021 Founders Innovation Prize$50,000
Oshkosh Area Community PantryGeneral Support$0

Who funds Experimental Aircraft Association

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
EAA Aviation FoundationGrant - See Form 990 Part Iii, Line 4a$5,084,785
Ray FoundationRestricted Grant - Scholarship Support$1,910,000
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityNational Convention Sponsorship$65,956
...and 11 more grants received

Personnel at Experimental Aircraft Association

Jack PeltonChief Executive Officer$342,612
Brian WierzbinskiExecutive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer , Operations and Administration / Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Operations and Administration / Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President$198,212
James BushaVice President , Member , Marketing , Publications / Vice President - Member , Marketing , Publications / Director , Publications / Publications Director$225,892
Rick LarsenVice President - Communities and Member Program / Communities and Member Program Vice President / Vice President , Communities and Member Programs / Vice President , Marketing$206,143
Douglas MacNairVice President , Government Relations / Vice President - Government Relations$184,287
...and 12 more key personnel

Financials for Experimental Aircraft Association

RevenuesFYE 02/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,053,061
Program services$25,025,709
Investment income and dividends$280,104
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$579,323
Net rental income$425,532
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$1,066,869
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,346,584
Miscellaneous revenues$3,591,393
Total revenues$44,368,575

Form 990s for Experimental Aircraft Association

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-022022-01-14990View PDF
2020-022021-04-06990View PDF
2019-022020-10-15990View PDF
2018-022019-05-14990View PDF
2016-022017-06-30990View PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
July 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
June 8, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 4 new personnel
May 6, 2023
Received grants
Identified 1 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Jek Foundation
October 15, 2022
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
August 4, 2022
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $4,082,365 from EAA Aviation Foundation
Nonprofit Types
Trade associationsBusiness and community development organizationsArts, culture, and humanities nonprofitsMedia and communications organizationsHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Arts, cultural, and humanitiesBusiness and industry
MembershipsLobbyingState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringAuction fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
3000 Poberezny Rd
Oshkosh, WI 54902
Metro area
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI
Winnebago County, WI
Website URL
(920) 426-4800
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A33: Printing, Publishing
NAICS code, primary
813910: Trade Associations
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Central organization
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