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EAA Hosts 7th Wisconsin Powered Parachute Association Clinic

About 100 WPPA members attended the 7th annual clinic in Oshkosh on March 22.

EAA Founder and Chairman Paul Poberezny speaks to WPPA clinic attendees.

WPPA members gather in EAA's Fergus Plaza between clinic sessions.

March 25, 2008 — The Wisconsin Powered Parachute Association (WPPA) held its 7th annual clinic at the EAA Aviation Center in Oshkosh on March 22. About 100 WPPA members took part in a wide variety of presentations, plus shared knowledge and information regarding the safe operation and maintenance in this growing grassroots recreational aviation segment.

"EAA has been more than happy to provide its facilities to the WPPA for the past seven years," said Timm Bogenhagen, EAA Senior Aviation Specialist and also a clinic speaker. "These events give grassroots aviation enthusiasts an opportunity to exchange information and share knowledge, with the common goal of enhancing safety."

EAA Founder, and Chairman Paul Poberezny also appeared to give the clinic attendees a special greeting, telling about the history of EAA and the importance of grass roots aviation.

Oshkosh Air Traffic Control Supervisor Ian Billington discussed powered parachute entry and operations in Class C and D airspace. Also appearing were Sean Curry, designated pilot examiner, speaking about the bi-annual flight review; Alvie Wall of Infinity PPC, who talked about manufacturing E-LSA and S-LSA powered parachutes; Brian Meyerhofer of Leading Edge Airfoils (LEAF), who discussed Rotax engines; and Jack LaSee of Antigo, Wisconsin, who demonstrated chute maintenance and care.

Attendees also had an opportunity to examine the Infinity Commander; the Powrachute Airwolf; and SixChuter single-seater. Additionally D&M Trailers debuted its new composite aircraft trailer.

For more information about the association, visit www.wisconsinppa.org.

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