Paul Poberezny dies age 91

EAA founder Paul Poberezny dies at 91

Paul Poberezny founded the EAA in 1953 and also served as the organisation’s leader for many years.

When younger, Paul built model airplanes and at the age of sixteen taught himself to fly in an old Waco glider that he restored himself. He logged more than 30,000 hours of flight time over 70 years of flying. In his flying career he flew nearly 500 types of aircraft including more than 170 amateur-built planes.

He passed away on the morning of 22 August. He was living in a retirement village in Oshkosh. His family stated: “We deeply appreciate all the support shown to Paul and Audrey over the past five months. As Paul often said, he considers himself a millionaire because through aviation he made a million friends.”