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Workshops, Online Videos for the Homebuilder in You

November 1, 2011 – Homebuilding is the heart and soul of what EAA was built on, and there are a variety of ways to pique your interest or take in valuable information.

  • If you are looking to start homebuilding or improve your homebuilding skills, attend an upcoming EAA SportAir Workshop near you and get hands-on.

    These two-day weekend workshops cover a variety of aircraft building skills and techniques. You could master the basics of aircraft sheet metal, figure out how to fabric cover an airplane, gain confidence with composites, excel in electric systems, or find out exactly what's involved in kit building.

    You’ll be provided with the place and all the tools and materials, so the only thing you need to show up with is a desire to learn. Visit the SportAir Workshops website for more information, including a complete schedule and registration.

  • You can also gain valuable homebuilding tips – all from the comfort of your home and free of charge.

    Since debuting in 2008, more than 200 online videos from the Hints for Homebuilders series have provided helpful instruction and insight from experienced homebuilders on composites, tube and fabric, sheet metal, and wood construction methods as well as general building subjects.

    Join the more than 2 million who have view these videos to date and check out the Hints for Homebuilders channel.

  • Want to see an actual homebuilding project take shape? Tune in weekly to the DreamBuildFly online project.

    EAA Multimedia Journalist Brady Lane and his aircraft building partner, Caleb Ihrig, have been building a Bearhawk aircraft and showing their work live online since earlier this year.  Last Thursday, their project and online video blog were highlighted in a front-page story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  The feature explained how Brady and Caleb decided to build an airplane, why they chose the Bearhawk, and the challenges and success they experience while part of a live online event. 

    Watch Brady and Caleb continue their build project live every Tuesday night from 6:30-9 p.m. CDT at www.DreamBuildFly.com
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