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Opportunities for pilots created at new EAA Education Center

EAA Education Center
Posted at 6:12 PM, Jul 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 19:12:43-04

OSHKOSH (NBC 26) — The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) opened its Education Center on July 12, an addition that will create educational opportunities for current pilots and young people.

“The education center was built to enhance aviation education for kids and pilots unlike any other facility.” said Jack J. Pelton, EAA’s CEO and Chairman of the Board. “Part of EAA’s mission is to grow aviation participation by promoting the spirit of aviation and I think we are doing just that with the educational and technological advancements that we now have available in this new facility. Thank you to the donors that believed in our vision and made it a reality.”

Funded completely by a capital campaign separate from EAA member dues, the completed project added a two-story, 30,00 square foot facility to the museum to further develop aviation education training. The completed project came in at $6.2 million.

One of the main features of the building is The Pilot Proficiency Center which features a state-of-the-art skill building and training center for general aviation pilots. Inside are 16 Redbird flight simulators that exhibit the greatest technology available for aviation training and education.

The Education Center will bring aviation-centric experiences to the EAA Aviation Museum year-round, providing youth, their parents, and their teachers access to interactive and project-based activities that inspire and nurture the next generation of aviators.

To learn more about the Education Center and hours of operation, visit