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EAA SportAirís Efforts With EAA Chapters, AIM Schools Creates New Sessions

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Mark Forss presents Darriel Callahan with a $500 scholarship from EAA SportAir Workshops.

April 23, 2009 — EAA SportAir Workshops is providing new course opportunities for aspiring homebuilders and restorers through a continuing alliance with EAA Chapters and Aviation Institute Of Maintenance (AIM) Schools, reports Mark Forss, SportAir Workshops coordinator.

The SportAir TIG Welding workshop, which sold out last session, is being offered again June 5-7. This seminar instructs you in the fundamentals of TIG welding, and has become the method of choice for welding airframes and other components. Offered at Griffin, Georgia, and supported by Lincoln Electric, the TIG workshop is offered to EAA members at a discounted price of $359 for the weekend. 

The SportAir RV assembly courses continues to be sold out sessions, but space is still available in the RV courses being offered in Oshkosh May 2-3 and at Arlington, Washington, May 16-17. Both courses are taught by expert SportAir instructors who have had years of experience constructing Van’s aircraft.

EAA Chapter 59, of Waco, Texas, will host the SportAir RV Assembly course for the first time as well as the E-LSA Repairman/Inspection course in June. The RV course offered June 12-14 will teach you the basics to begin your RV project in a pioneering, intensive weekend program. Taught by John Brecher, and experienced RV aircraft builder, the workshop is offered to EAA members at a reduced price of $319. The chapter presents the E-LSA Repairman/Inspection course June 26-28 at the chapter’s hangar. This course provides the authority to do the annual condition inspections for the E-LSA airplane that you own. Discounted price for EAA members is $299.

EAA SportAir Workshops continues to team with AIM schools and will offer it’s next workshop session at the AIM Kansas City campus on the weekend of August 22-23. Sessions there will include Sheet Metal, Composite, Electrical, Fabric Covering, Test Flying, and the What’s Involved in Kit Building mini session.

Recently at AIM’s Dallas campus, SportAir workshops offered a series of well-received weekend sessions that also included a scholarship presentation in support to AMT education. SportAir Workshops presented a $500 scholarship to Darriel Callahan a student at the AIM campus, whose essay on the importance of EAA to the aviation community was selected as best from a large number of applications.

More information on the courses offered and the current schedule of workshops is available at www.sportair.com or by calling the SportAir Hotline at 800-967-5746.

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