Vintage 1990, EAA Aviation Airshow Kenosha, Wisconsin, Lapel Pin
"At the end of his opening speech, 36 candidates became 36 members. They elected officers, discussed a name for the organization and talked about by-laws...Because the planes we flew were modified or built from scratch, they were required to display an EXPERIMENTAL placard where it could be seen on the door or cockpit, so it was quite natural that we call ourselves the "Experimental Aircraft Association."...we did not relate it to military experimentation but rather as a synonym for the word sport."
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