Paul Poberezny Founder of the EAA Expla How AirVenture Started

Those of you not involved in Aviation may not recognize the name Paul Poberezny, but if you ever travel by air the chances are he influenced those that have piloted the aircraft you were in. He certainly changed our life. Paul thought us that anything is possible if you follow your passion.

Paul Poberezny founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) in 1953. He is widely considered the first person to have universalized the tradition of aircraft homebuilding. Through his work founding EAA and the organization's annual AirVenture convention, he had the reputation of helping inspire millions of people to get involved in grassroots aviation.

Paul passed away on August 22, 2013. We were very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet with Paul and see him speaking at EAA AirVenture. We were going through our video archive and came across this 2008 presentation from Paul explaining how EAA was founded that we thought we would share with you as a Throwback Thursday video.

The legacy that Paul Poberezny created lives on. Year after year EAA AirVenture continues to call aviation enthusiasts from around the world to make their trek to a small airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. During the week of AirVenture, the small KOSH airfield is the busiest airport in the world.

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Jim Kerr

Jim Kerr is a entrepreneur that has founded several businesses including Orbitz, Team Convergence, Assure Flight, and Passion Highway. He is an airplane pilot, PADI SCUBA Dive Master and adventure traveler. Along with his wife Lisa, they travel North America in their 2020 Grand Design Momentum 397TH Toy Hauler with their cat Dexter. To find out more about Jim, visit

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