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EAA SportAir Workshops Return to Canada this Spring

Sheet metal
Sheet Metal

Electronics and Avionics

Aircraft inspections
Amateur-Built Aircraft Inspections

Test flying
Test-Flying and Developing the POH for Your Homebuilt

EAA will again host a number of SportAir Workshops this spring in the Calgary region. These popular workshops are designed to help you get the most benefit and satisfaction out of building, flying, and maintaining your homebuilt aircraft.

Courses Being Offered:

Sheet Metal Basics
This course remains one of the most popular of all. It prepares you to build any sheet metal aircraft. Along with learning procedures that will help you, the course consists of discussion of basic aluminum alloys, rivets, fasteners, and tools required. You will build an actual airfoil section. We also discuss the regulatory requirements for the Canadian amateur-built aircraft builder.

This course is designed to help the builder handle the electrical and electronic building concepts. It starts with basic theory necessary for a clean, clear electrical design and covers electrical system loads, electromagnetic, alternator regulation, and magneto-based ignition systems. Then students move on to electronics, instrumentation, radio, and antennae theory. Students complete both an electric wiring project, and each student completes an intercom wiring harness.

Amateur-Built Aircraft Inspections
This highly interactive course of studies is based on the requirements of the amateur-built aircraft owner to comply with the maintenance requirements of Canadian Aviation Regulation 625, B and C. The course objective is to provide the owner of a Canadian amateur-built aircraft to confidently carry out the annual inspection and determine that the aircraft is in a condition for safe operation, and then sign out the required logbook entry.

Test-Flying and Developing the POH for Your Homebuilt
This is a new offering for the Canadian EAA SportAir Workshops. It’s a course that every builder of a homebuilt aircraft should attend. The syllabus is based on proven test flight procedures, starting with the very first flight and then expanding the flight envelope. It’s based on the premise that flight profiles are kept within the capability of the novice pilot and homebuilder but assist in developing the knowledge and experience to make their flying experience safe, practical, and intimate with the aircraft. Exercises are designed to help the pilot gather the flight test data, interpret it, and write it into a pilot operating handbook for the specific aircraft.

Dates: Dates haven’t been finalized, but a late April or early May time frame is being considered. The courses will likely be taught over two weekends so that students can take more than one course if it fits their interest and schedule. The two-day courses will be offered on a Saturday and Sunday.

Fees: Fees for all courses are $300. Students will receive all required tools, course materials, and lunches. Accommodations and travel are the responsibility of each attendee.

Video: See an overview video of EAA SportAir Workshops.

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