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EAA Flight Test Manual Webinar Now Available

January 24, 2019 - This week EAA presented a webinar on the EAA Flight Test Manual, which was released in fall 2018 after more than 10 years of work. Hosts Tom Charpentier, EAA government relations director, and Vic Syracuse, Homebuilt Aircraft Council chair, described the manual and what it adds to the flight test and familiarization program for builders and owners of homebuilts.

The presentation included a brief overview of each card, with Syracuse adding valuable insights from his own background as an experienced test pilot. Charpentier previewed the next steps for the manual, including an online edition, the revision process, and an ongoing project with the FAA to create an alternative flight test program based on task completion rather than hours flown.

EAA plans to offer more materials on the specifics of each of the program’s test points in future programming. If you have feedback or suggestions on how to make the EAA Flight Test Manual better, please email

For more information on EAA’s popular webinar series, go to The EAA Flight Test Manual webinar was attended by more than 600 people on Wednesday night, and is now available for more to watch in the webinar archives.

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