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Attend EAA SportAir Workshops in Canada!
Sheet Metal Basics course
Electrical Systems, Wiring and Avionic course
Annual Inspections for Amateur-Built Aircraft
Chapter 1410, High River, AB
These two-day structured workshops are designed to help you build and maintain your amateur-built aircraft. You will receive an incredible amount of knowledge and gain the confidence to proceed with your project. Courses are comprehensive, and course sizes are limited so that students can receive individual instruction and help. All course materials, tools, and workbooks are included.
Four SportAir Workshops will be held May 2-3, 2009:
Sheet Metal Basics: This course prepares you to build or repair any sheet metal airplane. The course covers all the basics; including types of aluminum, rivets, necessary tools, cutting, drilling, dimpling and countersinking. The course is “hands-on,” with students building an airfoil section.
Composite: We’ll have a thorough discussion about what comprises a composite, to include various cores, reinforcement materials, and resins. Fillers and their applications will be discussed. The course concentrates largely on epoxies and their application, although vinyl esters are also discussed.
- You will “hot-wire” a piece of foam to begin construction of a canard surface portion.
- You will fill the airfoil section and add tape and layers of fiberglass.
- Repairs and hard points are discussed.
- Basic bonding techniques are presented that are applicable to most airplanes.
- Vacuum bagging techniques are presented.
- Students will bond a wing section together.
Electrical Systems, Wiring and Avionics: This course will help you to install your entire electrical system. Definitions of electrical terms are discussed. You will learn how to choose proper wire sizes, how to route them, and circuit protection. You will learn how to install avionics and antennas. Students will wire projects to practice their new skills.
Annual Inspections for Amateur-Built Aircraft: The course objective is to provide the Canadian owner of an amateur-built aircraft enough training to confidently carry out the annual inspection, and determine that the aircraft is in condition for safe flight. It is based on the maintenance requirements of CAR-625 B & C. Students will experience practical, “hands-on” maintenance procedures.
- Course Fee: $300.00 for EAA Members ($350.00 for non-members)
- Location: High River Regional Airport (CEN-4 - 50 km south of Calgary, AB)
- For more information, or to register, e-mail EAA SportAir Workshops at firstname.lastname@example.org.