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Hands, Mind, and Heart

What started as a handful of passionate enthusiasts has developed into a major force—and a significant component—of the aircraft industry.

These live and informative presentations are hosted on our webinar platform, where you can easily attend a session from anywhere, anytime, using a compatible computer or mobile device.

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Watch Recordings


January 27, 2023




11:30 a.m. CST

Amateur-Built Aircraft Certification Process

Joe Norris

Before you can fly your homebuilt aircraft, you need to complete both the FAA registration and certification process. Join FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative Joe Norris as he explains what a builder needs to do to successfully navigate the FAA’s required processes.

1:00 p.m. CST

Working With Wood 101

John Egan 

Building your own wood airplane can be a very rewarding experience. Whether you plan to build a set of wings or the entire airplane from wood, don’t cut a single piece of lumber until you watch this informative webinar on working with wood. Join EAA staff member and Pietenpol builder, John Egan who will share information on wood selection, construction techniques, and other important selected topics.

2:30 p.m. CST

Advocacy Update: MOSAIC, Fuels & More

Tom Charpentier & Rob Hackman 


Join Tom Charpentier and Rob Hackman from the EAA government advocacy office as they discuss current issues for owners and builders of amateur-built aircraft.

4:00 p.m. CST

Plansbuilt Aircraft: The Affordable Option

Tim Hoversten

Building an aircraft from “scratch” using just a set of plans is a great way to get the most bang for your buck! Tim Hoversten, technical aviation specialist at EAA, shares information on scratchbuilding and reviews many of the designs you can build without a kit.

5:30 p.m. CST

Van’s New High-Wing RV-15

Greg Hughes 

Greg Hughes of Van’s Aircraft will discuss their new high-wing RV-15 design.

7:00 p.m. CST

Maintenance Horror Stories

Vic Syracuse

Your annual condition inspection is an important part of keeping your homebuilt safe. Vic Syracuse, author of the book Are Your Nuts Tight? Guide to Identifying Problems on Your Amateur-Built Aircraft, will share how to properly inspect and maintain your homebuilt. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

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