The world of homebuilt aircraft — officially known in the United States as Experimental Amateur-Built Aircraft — has existed as long as powered flight. Nineteen fifty-three was the year the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) started. Paul and Audrey Poberezny volunteered their time at EAA while Paul worked full-time with the Wisconsin Air Guard. The first EAA meeting was held on January 26th, 1953. Paul was voted president and would remain in that position for 36 years. Length 5:00.