Simply Stated — PHOENIX / AEA stands for PHOENIX / As-Electric-Assist. AEA is also the acronym for Aerial Experimental Association–our organization’s name. For some insight on why we chose this name see our web page titled “Into the Air“.
The concept of the PHOENIX / AEA came about as a result of a need to rescue Older Model Airplanes we call Old-timers that were wasting away in basements and garages. So—having precisely that goal—we have recently formed the organization called the PHOENIX / Aerial Experimental Association (AEA) that addresses this situation. In addition the restoration process for these Old-timer model airplanes also involves the conversion from Rubber Powered to Electric Power, also known as Electric-Assist.
So whether you view us as PHOENIX / As-Electric-Assist—or the PHOENIX / Aerial Experimental Association, our organization will always be a dedicated group of people intent on seeing to it that Old-timers have a second chance or rebirth as a PHOENIX.
To find out more about our goals—visit PHOENIX / AEA Explained.