The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is a growing and diverse organization of members with a wide range of aviation interests and backgrounds.

Soaring Society of America

The Soaring Society of America, or SSA, was formed in 1932 to foster and promote all phases of full-scale soaring or gliding.

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FAA STEM-AVSED Program (Aviation & Space Education)

The mission of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.

ESTECO Academy offering FREE academic mode FRONTIER licenses for students and PhD researchers

ESTECO develops software for multidisciplinary optimization (MDO) and will sponsor AMA members by offering FREE academic modeFRONTIER licenses for students and PhD researchers.

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Sir George Cayley, often called the Father of Aeronautics, designed a helicopter powered by a bow-string mechanism with feather blades (similar to the reproduction shown here). Later, he experimented by flying a model with multiple adjustable surfaces, allowing him to understand how every change affected the model’s flight. This model is a ½ scale replica of his original 1804 model. Cayley used the data from these experiments to publish his On Aerial Navigation in 1809.