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EAA Gathering of Eagles

Send upwards of 80,000 youth flying with the Young Eagles program.
Give wings to their dreams – dreams that often feel impossible to reach.

Make the impossible... possible by contributing to EAA's Gathering of Eagles.

2013 Auction
Preview Book
2013 Sponsor Book
Presenting Sponsor
Grand Reception Host
2013 Vintner Sponsors

THANK YOU! Your generous support makes a difference

View photos from the 2013 Gathering of Eagles

Your support of the Gathering of Eagles fundraiser, presented by Cessna Aircraft Company, will have a tremendous impact on the future of aviation. Together, we can raise funds for EAA’s youth education, historic preservation, and inspirational endeavors that help young people, anywhere, gain access to the resources and encouragement to change the world.

And together, we can inspire their passion to become the aviation pioneers and leaders of the future.

Here's how you can help:
  • Donate an auction item for the event
  • Donate a gift or service to the event
  • Purchase a table at the Gathering of Eagles
  • Advertise in the event program

Based on the value of your donation, various recognition levels will be awarded at the event and in the printed program.

If you'd like to join the ranks of this generous group of aviation philanthropists at EAA's Gathering of Eagles, contact the EAA Development Office at 800-236-1025 or via e-mail at development@eaa.org.

Ford "U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds" Mustang

For the sixth straight year, Ford Motor Company created a one-of-a-kind, aviation-themed vehicle for sale to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program.

The "U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds" Mustang celebrates the 60th anniversary of the fastest, multi-jet flight demonsration team in the world.

Thunderbirds Mustang

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Ford Motor Company

Ford's continued generous support for the EAA Young Eagles program has raised nearly $2 million in recent years, helping inspire and motivate our next generation of leaders, aviators, and innovators.

Vehicle Specifications:

  • 5.0-liter glass-roof coupe; VIN #0001
  • One-of-a-kind exterior paint – custom brilliant white paint with red and blue accents, as well as markings and logos, tying it to the Thunderbirds' F-16 Falcon aircraft
  • Wide body modifications and a handcrafted and painted “belly pan” that emulates the F-16 Falcon appearance
  • Ford Racing 2.3L Whipple Super Charger, Handling Pack, and Brembo Brakes
  • Additional features include unique sill plates and puddle lamps that project the aircraft silhouette when the doors open
  • Forgiato 22” custom wheels
  • Custom Recaro race seats including embroidered “Thunderbirds” logo
  • Modified navigation screen, instrument cluster, and rear seat-delete
View photos of the Mustang's features and interior

FUTURE AIRVENTURE DATES: 2014: July 28-Aug. 3; 2015: July 20-26; 2016: July 25-31; 2017: July 24-30
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