Longtime EAA president Tom Poberezny passes away

OSHKOSH, Wis. (CBS 58) -- EAA AirVenture kicked off in Oshkosh Monday, July 25, and it's an emotional one as the aviation community remembers longtime president Tom Poberezny. 

In a tribute video posted to Facebook, EAA says Poberezny died Monday after a brief illness. 

The son of EAA founder Paul Poberezny, Tom served as president for 21 years -- from 1989 to 2010. 

His list of accomplishments include the development of the EAA Aviation Center and the creation of sport pilot. 

EAA CEO and Chairman of the Board Jack Pelton said, "he will be greatly missed but more importantly, he will be remembered for all that he did for EAA and aviation." 

Memorial services have not yet been finalized. 

EAA AirVenture 2022 runs July 25-31 bringing daily air shows, workshops, and aircrafts to Oshkosh. To learn more, CLICK HERE

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