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EAA's Canadian History Archive

EAA members can access any issue of their organization’s past magazines. I thought it would be interesting to re-acquaint ourselves with EAA’s early support and help for Canadians. The following excerpt from Founder Paul Poberezny appeared in the January 1956 issue of The Experimenter. It seems like the same concern of standardization between our two countries has always existed. Enjoy!

The Homebuilder’s Corner
The Experimenter, January 1956
By Paul H. (Poopdeck) Poberezny

Keith Hopkinson, P. O. Box 309, Goderich, Ontario, Canada has been corresponding with us quite regularly regarding their efforts in promoting and the progress made with the Dept. of Transport on amateur built, Keith, who also is an EAA member is the first Canadian to receive a permit to fly his homebuilt, a modified Stits Playboy, though the permit is issued on a trial basis and if a sound set of regulations regarding homebuilt aircraft are accepted by DOT it may mean the beginning of a new homebuilt era in Canada. Keith is planning a visit to EAA Headquarters soon. The purpose being to seek additional information on problems that we have been confronted with and to standardize the requirements for homebuilts between the two countries which should enable each to cross the country boundaries and afford the greatest possible safety.

Keith is at present considering forming a group in Canada affiliated with EAA. So you Canadian members get behind Keith and give him the assistance needed.

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