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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

4/20/21

7 p.m. CDT

Aerobatic Aircraft Modifications

Tony Horvath

 

Tony Horvath from Specialty Aero will talk about how his passion fell into a business doing custom modifications to aerobatic aircraft. Tony develops and installs modifications to aircraft such as: Sean Tucker's Oracle Challenger III, Wyche Coleman's Wolf Pitts Samson II, Peter Kohmann's Pitts S-1T and Pete Diaz's Pitts S-2S. His modification projects have fine-tuned aerobatic aircraft all the way to one hanging in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

4/27/21

7 p.m. CDT

Flying Clubs – Getting Started

David Leiting

 

EAA’s initiative to support the formation of flying clubs continues to grow, and David Leiting from the EAA HQ will help you learn the ins and outs of forming a separate nonprofit flying club!

4/28/21

7 p.m. CDT

Flying Safe with BasicMed
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Dr. Brent Blue and Tom Charpentier

 

EAA Government Relations Director Tom Charpentier and EAA Pilot Advocate AME Dr. Brent Blue provide a summary of BasicMed and answer your questions. As we approach 4 years since the creation of the rule, tune in to learn what you need to do to stay current and safe while flying under BasicMed.

5/4/21

7 p.m. CDT

Jabiru Aircraft Kits
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

Scott Severen

 

Scott Severen from US Sport Planes, the North American importer and distributor for Jabiru aircraft will discuss the design, building and operation of Jabiru experimental amateur-built kit aircraft.

5/5/21

7 p.m. CDT

Annual Deadlock
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

What happens when an airplane undergoes its annual inspection and the owner and IA can’t agree about what discrepancies truly rise to the level of severity that they must be resolved before the aircraft can be considered airworthy? In this webinar, Mike Busch tells the story of the worst such deadlock he's encountered in his decades of working with owners and mechanics. Spoiler alert: It's not pretty.

5/11/21

7 p.m. CDT

The History of Air Racing
MUSEUM WEBINAR SERIES

Connor Madison

 

EAA’s own Connor Madison will discuss the powerful aircraft that make up the EAA Aviation Museum’s Air Racing Gallery. He will also dive into an overview of our nation’s quest for speed, and the people who pushed the limits.

5/12/21

7 p.m. CDT

IFR in an LSA: Is it Safe? Is it Legal?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Many modern light-sport aircraft tend to be extremely well-equipped and technically-advanced, with dual glass panels, coupled autopilot, WAAS GPS, VOR, localizer, glideslope, synthetic vision, ADS-B In and Out, heated pitot tube, and other features that put most of the legacy general aviation fleet (and even some airliners) to shame. You'd think they would make ideal IFR platforms. But, are they safe and legal for flight under instrument flight rules? It’s not a simple question, and this webinar gives a not-so-simple answer.

5/18/21

7 p.m. CDT

Ultimate Aircraft Buying Guide 2021

Scott Sky Smith

 

Before you buy a light-sport, standard, or experimental aircraft, get prepared! Learn from Scott Sky Smith’s 30 years of experience. Scott Sky Smith has bought and sold 30-plus different aircraft, including a Smith Miniplane, KR2, Pietenpol, Skymaster, Pipers, and Cessna. Sky Smith discusses where the best deals are, what time of year to buy, and how to evaluate the price of your new purchase. Calculate the real cost of ownership and compare it to renting or building an aircraft. He will also be covering pilot requirements, insurance, and what to inspect before you buy.

5/19/21

7 p.m. CDT

Are you Stumped About Weather? Here are the Top Ten FAQs
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Scott Dennstaedt

 

Meteorology is perhaps the most challenging discipline you must master to become a pilot and continues to generate many questions long after your primary training has completed. Join us for some weather Q&As where Scott Dennstaedt will provide the answers to the top 10 questions he's been asked over the last 20 years as a former National Weather Service meteorologist and certificated flight instructor.

5/26/21

7 p.m. CDT

Flying to Meet the Challenge: Completing 5 Midwest State Flying Programs
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Michael Haubrich

 

Join private pilot Michael Haubrich as he shares his adventures completing airport challenge programs in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota. In this presentation, you’ll hear how he flew to 510 airports covering over 27,000 nautical miles to become the first private pilot in the U.S. to earn Gold Level Awards from all five states. Learn about the various states' requirements and hear Mike’s firsthand account of the challenges and learning opportunities he experienced. Mike’s wife, Tami, will also join the conversation and share her passenger perspectives.

6/8/21

7 p.m. CDT

Spirit of St. Louis
MUSEUM WEBINAR SERIES

Chris Henry and Ben Page

 

Join the museum team as we discuss Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight in 1927. We will also look into the background of the Spirit replicas that call the EAA Aviation Museum home, and the adventures they have been on.

6/16/21

7 p.m. CDT

Aviation and Aircraft Taxes

Greg Reigel and Paul Herbers

 

This webinar will provide a high-level overview of various tax issues applicable to general aviation aircraft and hangars. Topics will include federal taxation on business use of aircraft, state sales and use tax on aircraft purchases, including various exemptions, personal property, homebuilt aircraft and registration tax, and liens resulting from failure to pay applicable taxes.

6/23/21

7 p.m. CDT

Tips for Flying Into EAA AirVenture 2021
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Fred Stadler

 

The 2021 AirVenture NOTAM includes significant changes to the VFR arrival procedures. EAA’s volunteer NOTAM Chairman, Fred Stadler, describes those changes and also shares some tips for reducing pilot workload when flying into AirVenture.

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