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Wisconsin Light Aviation Seminar This Month

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The 18th annual Light Aviation Safety Seminar will be held Saturday, March 19, in the Founders’ Wing of the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The seminar, sponsored by the Wisconsin Light Aviation Advisory Council, EAA, and a host of others, qualifies as an FAA Wings event. Registration for the free event begins at 8 a.m., and the subjects covered include airports, airspace, traffic patterns, accident chain of events, and engine maintenance. Read more

The Wisconsin Ultralight Safety Seminar was established in 1994 and was expanded from solely ultralights to light aviation in 2000. Attendance has ranged from 150 to 300 people. The master of ceremonies is aviation consultant John Dorcey. The morning session begins at 9 a.m. with Mike Kaufman and “Any Traffic, Please Advise,” followed by Wanda Zuege talking about airports, airspace, and airmanship. Wanda, a CFI II and ATP-rated pilot has been a regular presenter at EAA AirVenture forums. After lunch, which is available onsite at moderate cost, the afternoon session begins with Jim Szajkovics and “Accident Chain of Events and the Rest of the Story.” The final presentation, “Rotax 2- and 4-Stroke Maintenance” is by Brian Meyerhofer of LEAF.  Brian is also a long-time AirVenture forum presenter.

At each break there will be drawings for door prizes donated by the many sponsors of the event. Go to the WULAC website to get more details about the upcoming seminar and see the complete list of “big ticket” raffle items to be given away including an Icon handheld radio, a glider ride to 3,000 feet, and many other items worth hundreds of dollars. The motto of the Wisconsin Light Aviation Seminar, “Ya hafta AFTA (always fly the airplane), was created by Frank Beagle.

 

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