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Week of online amateur-built aircraft forums coincide with EAA’s founding anniversary

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (November 9, 2020) — Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to aviation enthusiasts everywhere during the first EAA Homebuilders Week online event on January 26-30, 2021.

The weeklong online event coincides with the 68th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953. Homebuilders Week virtual presentations are open, free of charge, to everyone interested in building an aircraft. The event is supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co., Van’s Aircraft Inc., Scheme Designs Inc., and Dynon.

“EAA members and the homebuilt aircraft community have always been generous in sharing information and knowledge when it comes to constructing a safe and fun aircraft,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters, communities, and homebuilt community manager. “Homebuilders Week is a tremendous learning opportunity that celebrates our legacy of, as EAA founder Paul Poberezny often said, using hand and mind to create aircraft that allow us to enjoy the personal freedom of flight.”

The daily live presentations will begin at 1 p.m. Central Time each day and continue until 8:30 p.m. It will include everything from getting started successfully plus techniques when building with sheet metal, composites, steel, and wood. New and experienced builders will also find in-depth talks on panel planning, engine selection, FAA certification, flight testing, and selling a homebuilt aircraft. The live sessions will also allow plenty of time for attendee questions. Recordings will be archived and available to EAA members for review after the week’s presentations are completed.

The technology used during EAA Homebuilders Week is based on the success of EAA’s webinar series, which has welcomes more than 200,000 people for presentations over the past decade. Homebuilders Week also incorporates technology used during this past summer’s EAA Spirit of Aviation Week. Updated schedule and presentation information, as well as registration details, is available at EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek.

“Homebuilders Week is an excellent opportunity for aviation enthusiasts and EAA chapters to gather to learn more together, or for individuals to acquire the knowledge they need to be confident, successful aircraft builders,” Becker said. “These presentations add to the resources EAA already makes available to anyone who wants to participate.”

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