Each pilot has a story — what’s yours? Tell us the true story of how pursuing the dream of flight enabled you to do something that would have otherwise been out of reach. We want to hear how becoming a pilot and getting involved in grassroots aviation made a memorable experience possible for you. How did you pilot your own adventure? Tell us how flying helped you transform from dreamer to doer.
If we love the way you tell your story, you might just win the AirVenture camping experience of a lifetime, or one of several other exciting prizes, as part of EAA's Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest, supported by Flight Outfitters®.
To qualify, your story must be:
- True — all entries must be non-fiction, based on real facts, real events, and real people.
- At least 500 words, and no more than 1,000 words long.
- Accompanied by a minimum of two and a maximum of eight photographs with captions of no more than 30 words each.
- Typed or handwritten, and must be legible, clear, and easy to read.
The contest period for EAA's 2023 Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest runs from January 13, 2023, to March 13, 2023 at 5 p.m. CST.
For all official rules and other details, including judging criteria, click here.