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Ultralight & Light-Sport Aircraft Council

EAA has the benefit of the EAA Ultralight & Light-Sport Aircraft Council, whos members represents a vast spectrum of ultralight and light-sport aviation, airpark owners, flight instructors, dealers and chapter presidents. The EAA Ultralight Council members volunteer to help EAA better serve the needs of EAA members involved in ultralight and light-sport aviation.

Chairman, Carla Larsh
PO Box 236
Colfax, IN 46035
(765) 412-4415

Carla LarshCarla, EAA 245755, is chairman of EAAs Ultralight Council. She is a retired teacher. Carla and her late husband owned and operated an ultralight flightpark in central Indiana. When the state realized it had no rules to govern the operations there, she was instrumental in establishing state minimum standards for flightparks. She was a charter member in the Airpark Owners & Operators Association (AOOA) and served as its corresponding secretary, advising airports nationwide. She has been actively involved in flight training, instructor refresher courses, Rotax engine repair, aircraft sales and assembly and volunteering at the major air shows. She organized and conducted many statewide safety seminars in Indiana. Along with service on the Ultralight Council, she has served as secretary of EAA Chapter 156 and president of EAA Ultralight Chapter 81. She possesses a love of flying and genuinely cares about the Ultralight community. Carla has been a member of EAAs Ultralight Council since 2001.

Jim House
PO Box 38
Saginaw, AL 35137
(205) 664-8578

Jim HouseJim, EAA 277908, lives in the Birmingham, Alabama area where he is a member of EAA Chapter 152. He soloed in 1967 and has accumulated approximately 1400 hours of flight time. Jim is a commercial pilot with SEL, MEL, instrument and glider ratings. He is currently flying a two place Quad City Challenger that he constructed. Jim is a past EAA Ultralight Flight Instructor, and current Technical Counselor and South East Regional EAA Fly-In aircraft judge. He is employed as a firefighter/paramedic. Jim and his wife, Susana, run a nylon webbing fabrication business. Jim has been a member of EAAs Ultralight Council since 2001.

John Hovan
18510 NW 18th St.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

John HovanJohn, EAA 360522, has worked as a power station electrician in south Florida for over 20 years. He has been involved in various ultralight groups and is currently serving as president of Ultralight Chapter 71 of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. John and his wife, Patricia, are regular volunteers at Sun n Fun and AirVenture, as well as other EAA events. He is a recipient of the EAA Chapter Major Achievement Award and is currently working on a Mini-Max homebuilt ultralight project. John has been flying since 1977, and holds an Associate Degree in Aviation as well as a commercial pilot certificate with instrument and multi-engine ratings. His main interests focus on ultralight and light plane activities. John has been a member of EAAs Ultralight Council since 1999.

Dan Grunloh
PO Box 368
Loda, IL  60948
(217) 386-2213

Dan GrunlohDan, EAA 173888, is a retired scientist from the University of Illinois. He attended his first EAA convention in 1981 and made his first solo flight in a hang glider in 1982. He has served as a weeklong volunteer in the ultralight area at the EAA Convention for almost 30 years.  In 1986 he completed a plans-built wood and fabric ultralight called the Sky Pup and he published the Sky Pup News builder newsletters. He transitioned to flying weight-shift trikes in 1998 and won the 2002 and 2004 U.S. National Microlight Championships. He competed in World Microlight Championships in England in 2003 and in France 2005 and is one of only three U.S. pilots to have earned a Gold Colibri for cross-country navigation. He has accumulated 1500 hours in ultralight and light sport aircraft and currently writes a monthly column for the EAA Experimenter online magazine. He and his wife live on a farm near Loda, Illinois.

Scott Severen
841 Oak Meadow Ct.
Oak Point, TX  75068
(972) 292-3164

Scott SeverenScott, EAA 181476, began flying hang gliders in 1973. His founded and operated Lone Star Airpark, and served as president of Airpark Owners and Operators Association (AOOA), Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA), TEAM Aircraft and the United States Ultralight Association (USUA) where he also sat on the Board of Directors. He was a charter member of what became the FAA ARAC (Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee) that created the Light Sport regulations and is an ASTM F37 Committee member. Instrumental in the evolution and certification of the Thorpedo Light Sport Aircraft, he has over 2000 hours in powered and non-powered air vehicles, GA and Light Sport Aircraft, with experience as flight conformance and test pilot for light sport aircraft. He was a USUA Advanced Flight Instructor Examiner, and seminar presenter. Scott presently works with US Aviation as Director of Business Development. He lives with his family near Dallas, Texas.

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