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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

EAA Mourns Loss of Former President, Chairman

Tom Poberezny's Death Announced At Start of AirVenture


August 1, 2022

Photo Courtesy Experimental Aircraft Association

Tom Poberezny is pictured in his EAA Eagle Squadron jacket during the late 1980s.

Tom Poberezny, the retired president and chairman of the Experimental Aircraft Association, was mourned by the EAA and numerous aviation communities after his death July 25 at age 75, following a brief illness.

Poberezny was EAA president from 1989 until 2010, and also served as chairman for two years until his retirement in 2011.

EAA Director of Communications Dick Knapinski alerted aviation media of Poberezny's passing at the start of the Monday morning AirVenture daily briefing. EAA issued an official news release regarding Poberezny's death on July 25.

"It is not lost on us that Tom's...

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