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Join us on January 23-27, 2023, during the third-annual EAA Homebuilders Week online event. Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to builders everywhere through free and interactive webinars. Topics covered include workshops on sheet metal, welding, and wood; aircraft designs from a variety of industry leaders; part selection when building; buying secondhand; and more.
This five-day event coincides with the 70th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953. Homebuilders Week will be 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!
January 28, 2023 | 38 Views
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 designs you can build without a kit.
January 27, 2023 | 94 Views
Before you can fly your homebuilt aircraft, you need to complete both the FAA registration and certification process. Join FAA DAR Joe Norris as he explains what a builder needs to do to successfully navigate the FAA’s required processes.
January 27, 2023 | 91 Views
Craig Barnett, and Ken Reese will cover the elements and concepts of a great paint scheme design, and its impact on cost and ease of application to your aircraft.
January 27, 2023 | 39 Views
George Happ from MATCO mfg. will guide you through proper selection of your wheels and brakes for your experimental aircraft. In addition there will be discussion of maintenance and inspection procedures for Matco wheel and brake systems.
January 27, 2023 | 141 Views
Ron Wanttaja discusses why experimental amateur-built have a higher accident rate than production aircraft. He discovered the REAL culprit, but recent studies of more than two decades of statistics gives better insight into factors involved.
January 27, 2023 | 117 Views
A complete overview of the many offerings from Garmin for your experimental and light-sport aircraft. Topics covered by Brad Brensing, Garmin Experimental/LSA Sales Manager, will help you in your homebuilt project planning journey!
January 27, 2023 | 28 Views
On the 70th anniversary of EAA’s founding, EAA’s CEO Jack Pelton looks to the future, and Charlie Becker will look back at significant past achievements.
January 27, 2023 | 163 Views
The ability to make aircraft quality welds opens up many aircraft designs for the homebuilder. TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding works well for building aircraft-quality parts. Charlie Becker and Earl Luce will cover the advantages TIG welding.
January 27, 2023 | 50 Views
The ability to make quality welds opens up many aircraft designs for the homebuilder. Gas (oxy acetylene) welding works well for building aircraft-quality parts. Budd Davisson will cover the advantages of gas welding and some tips on getting started.
January 27, 2023 | 124 Views
Get an overview of all Sonex and AeroConversions products. Mark Schaible will discuss all of their designs and the mission of each product.
January 27, 2023 | 107 Views
With the growth of the homebuilt movement, buying a finished and flying aircraft is a viable option. Vic Syracuse, author of the Pre-Buy Guide for Amateur-Built Aircraft, will share with you the things you need to know before making that purchase.
January 27, 2023 | 115 Views
Should you pay big bucks for a new or rebuilt engine, or try to find a used one? How can you tell if it’s a good one or a basket case? Do you need to tear it down? Maintenance expert Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses all this, and more.
January 23, 2023 | 252 Views
Learn the FAA rules that apply to building your own aircraft, as well as insurance, liability, the repairman certificate, and much more. Join EAA Homebuilt Community Manager Charlie Becker to learn the things about building your own aircraft.