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Paul Howard Poberezny


  • Worked as a civilian flying instructor at the U.S. Army Primary Flying School in Helena, Arkansas, during World War II. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves where he served as a ferry pilot, then later received a commission and service pilot wings.
  • Assigned to Korea in 1952 where he flew C-47s.
  • Founded the Experimental Aircraft association (EAA) in 1953 and was the organization’s first president, serving for 36 years.
  • Instrumental in organizing the EAA’s week-long fly-in and conventions which attract over 12,000 aircraft and 850,000 participants to Oshkosh, Wisconsin each year.
  • Attained all seven aviation wings offered by the military –glider pilot, service pilot, rated pilot, liaison pilot, senior pilot, Army aviator and command pilot.

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