ChapterGram: March 2013
EAA Flight Advisors & Technical Counselors
By Chad Jensen, EAA Homebuilders Community Manager, EAA 755575
As the spring season quickly approaches, it's a good time to evaluate or reevaluate your building or flying skills. EAA's Technical Counselor and Flight Advisor programs offer the counseling of experienced builders and pilots to help you make the safest choices possible.
Technical counselors are EAA volunteers, so there is no charge for the services they provide. You come away with the peace of mind that can only be had from an experienced builder looking over your work to provide you with a best path forward. The report generated from a visit stays with you, and copies are retained by the technical counselor and at EAA Headquarters in Oshkosh for future reference if needed.
If a tech counselor hasn't inspected your project recently, or not at all, check with your local chapter for a tech counselor in your area. You can also search EAA's online database to find one near you.
If your project is already completed and flying, or if you have recently purchased an airplane you plan to fly this spring, EAA's Flight Advisor program is for you. This program was developed n the mid-1990s as another volunteer opportunity for pilots with flight-test experience to pass along knowledge to help builders and fliers alike make safe, sound choices.
There are about 500 flight advisors available to EAA members, and all of them have committed to serving you, the EAA member, to help you consider and develop the safest flight-test program for you and the aircraft you build.