The Experimental Aircraft Association began sixty years ago as a flying club. "Because the planes we flew were modified or built from scratch, they were required to display an 'expirimental' placard where it could be seen on the door or cockpit," explains founder Paul Poberezny on the association's website. From that small group of individuals, the EAA has now grown to over 175,000 members and 1,000 branches internationally.
Born in 1959, Yves "Jetman" Rossy always wanted to be a pilot. After accomplishing that, Rossy went above and beyond by becoming the first man in the world to sustain human flight with little more than a jet-powered wing attached to his back.