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EAA founder passes away after a battle with cancer

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) founder, Paul Poberezny, has died.

The EAA is a well-known group of aviation enthusiasts known for hosting one of the world's largest air shows. 

Poberezny's death was announced Thursday.  The organization states he died Thursday morning after battling cancer.  He was 91. 

A former military pilot, Poberezny gathered a group of recreational aviation enthusiasts in Milwaukee in 1953 and formed a club for those who built and restored aircraft.

The organization is now based in Oshkosh, and hosts AirVenutre.  EAA provides education and training programs for recreational pilots.

Althought Poberezny retired in 1989, he continued to participate in EAA events.

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