Former EAA President and Chief Executive Officer, Tom Poberezny, 75, passed away the morning of July 25, 2022, the opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022. It was Tom Poberezny who spearheaded the construction of the EAA Aviation Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in 1983, and whose leadership skills helped to bring EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to world prominence. It was also Tom Poberezny who founded EAA’s Young Eagles Program, introducing millions of young people to aviation. Tom and his father, EAA Founder Paul Poberezny, were supportive of Midwest Flyer Magazine and its founders, Dave and Peggy Weiman, following publication of its first issue, then Wisconsin Flyer, in 1978. Thanks to Tom Poberezny, EAA AirVenture Oshkosh became the forum the Weimans used to recognize dozens of aviation greats over the years, people who had a major impact on aviation. And thanks to Tom Poberezny, the Weimans were given the opportunity to help support the construction of the EAA Aviation Museum and world headquarters in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Pictured here is Tom Poberezny (left) as he welcomed Dave Weiman (right) to the EAA Aviation Museum, which was under construction at the time, and which would eventually become the Poberezny family’s legacy. Tom’s aviation career also included national and world aerobatic competition, and as a member of the famed Eagles Aerobatic Team. RIP Tom and thank you for all you did for general aviation.