Hear Their Dreams

EAA members make a difference. From volunteering, to financial contributions, our membership truly values giving wings to the future of flight.

Follow the links below to learn more about:

Jim and Angela Thompson's scholarship challenge donation in the name of former EAA Young Eagles Chairman Harrison Ford. (NEW!)


EAA Member Shawn Hill during his cross-country Ontario snowmobile trip.How James Stafford's scholarship fund grew with the help of Shawn Hill's snowmobiling fundraiser.


CarolAnn GarrattCarolAnn Garratt's amazing journeys around the world and her involvement with EAA’s Young Eagles.


Capt. Craig A. MuellerCapt. Craig A. Mueller's commitment to aviation and perseverance through life's many obstacles.

Capt. Joe Ricciardi.

How Leo Giles' contagious enthusiasm inspired Joe Ricciardi to create a scholarship in his honor and continue running his headset repair business.

Heather McRobertsHow Heather McRoberts motivated aviation enthusiasts to become more involved in exploring the skies above.


Girl playing at EAA KidVenture.Mike Titre, co-founder of KidVenture, and his passion for youth education.


Raymond BottomHow Raymond Bottom created an everlasting tribute to a late friend and aviation's future.



John Paradiso and his wife riding a sphinx statue.Johnnie and Nina Clay Paradiso and the scholarship they established on behalf of their father, John.


Members of the Taylor family.The Taylor family's love for aviation and dad George’s surprise 70th birthday party.

How Charles Pearcy's avid interest in flight and education inspired his planned estate gift.



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Capt. Joe Ricciardi

“Things are expensive when starting your flight career.

Leo’s passion was introducing kids to aviation through taking them up in airplane rides, and I hope that this scholarship will be the next step in helping youth defy that ultimate cost in becoming an aviation professional.”


Click to learn more about the Leo Giles Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Click here to donate to the EAA 'give wings' campaign.