Sponsors and Partners
The spirit of Orville and Wilbur, aviation’s first homebuilders, resides today in the collective membership and works of EAA. With its headquarters and AirVenture museum located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, EAA has chapters located throughout the world. Like the Wright Brothers, EAA’s members design, construct and fly individually crafted airplanes. EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk is an aviation-led celebration to honor the achievement of the first powered flight. Learn more >>>
Henry Ford had a similar pioneering vision for aviation as he did for the automobile. Ford recognized the Wright Brothers’ genius and the impact their discoveries would have in the world of transportation, mainly the possibility that air transportation could bring freedom of movement to the masses.
With this vision, Henry Ford, and later, Edsel B. Ford, laid the foundation for our modern system of general and commercial aviation. Today, Ford Motor Company is again providing leadership and engineering expertise in the authentic reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer.
As the official vehicle of EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk, the Lincoln Aviator Kitty Hawk Edition commemorates this historic event as an outstanding example of "changing the world through innovation." Learn more >>>
With its mission to enable people throughout the world to reach their full potential, Microsoft’s dedication to technology complements the Wright Brothers’ vision. The company’s strong stewardship and leadership in supporting communities has long been recognized. Microsoft’s Flight Simulator Team has created a featured element to the centennial Touring Pavilion. Participants can lie in a replica cradle just as Orville and Wilbur did, and “virtually” fly the 1903 Wright Flyer. Learn more >>>
Manufacturer of the advanced, new Eclipse 500 jet, Eclipse Aviation is creating the future of air transportation. For the first time ever, with breakthrough economics and performance characteristics, the Eclipse 500 is making the freedom of private jet travel an affordable alternative for all those who travel on the airlines. It is also enabling the expansion of corporate flight departments and allowing the owner-pilot to enjoy the safety, power, and convenience that come with jet ownership.
Aviation has partnered with EAA to honor the Greatest Aviation Innovations
of the First 100 Years, without which the future of transportation could
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