EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (September 2, 2021) — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s YouTube channel (YouTube.com/EAA) has been recognized by the social media giant with YouTube’s Silver Creator Award, highlighting achievements in subscriber reach and maintaining high standards in content production.
“EAA’s editorial, digital, social media, and video teams have worked very hard to provide top-quality content of all facets of our membership and the fascinating world of recreational aviation,” said Jim Busha, EAA’s vice president of publications, marketing, and membership. “This award reflects their outstanding efforts and the growth of this channel as a way to grow participation in aviation.”
YouTube’s Silver Creator Award is considered by the social media source when a specific channel reaches a minimum of 100,000 subscribers. EAA’s channel hit that milestone during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2021 in July. In addition, award recipients are reviewed for maintaining the highest standards, keeping their accounts in good standing without copyright strikes, community guideline violations or artificially increased subscriber counts, among other criteria.
Of the 54.9 million YouTube creators, fewer than 300,000 accounts have reached 100,000 subscribers, putting EAA in the top one-half of 1 percent of all YouTube accounts. EAA includes its YouTube offerings as part of its broad social media resources that include accounts on all major social media platforms as well as offering at the organization’s main website at EAA.org.
“We see our digital and social media offerings as a natural extension of everything that is part of EAA,” Busha said. “That means aviation information, history, and just plain fun with airplanes and flying that easily reaches people wherever they enjoy content.”
EAA created its YouTube channel in 2007, but has seen substantial growth in the past four years. That includes growth of nearly 30,000 subscribers in 2021 who are enjoying EAA’s content from across the spectrum of recreational aviation.