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Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit www.faasafety.gov for details.

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7 p.m. CST

Basic Aerodynamic Principles Demonstrated in Aerobatics
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Dagmar Kress


Ever dream about flying in 3D? Want to learn more about the fundamentals of aerobatics? IAC member and aerobatic pilot Dagmar Kress will talk about the basic aerodynamic principles that are involved in flying aerobatics.


7 p.m. CST

EAA Proficiency365 - Stay Active and Current Year-Round
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Radek Wyrzykowski


Improve your flying, proficiency, and safety with EAA Proficiency365, an exclusive member benefit that can help you stay active year-round using flight simulators to advance your flying proficiency, improve your safety, and keep your pilot certificate current without a need for a biennial flight review. Learn how to use the EAA SkillScore™ Tracker to measure your progress.


7 p.m. CST

Compression Testing Aircraft Engines and Maximizing Cylinder Life
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Bill Ross


Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts will explore many of the myths and legends surrounding the aircraft engine compression test and explain exactly what the numbers mean. He will discuss compression testing techniques, borescope usage, and airworthiness determinations. You’ll learn it’s okay to question your maintenance provider findings.


7 p.m. CST

Bolted Joints in Tension
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


Threaded fasteners (bolts, screws, and studs) loaded in tension are used to hold cylinders onto crankcases, connecting rods onto crankshafts, and Bonanza wings onto the fuselage. Such bolted joints are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted, but we shouldn't. Owners and mechanics often don't appreciate just how crucial it is for these fasteners to be tightened properly, and why. Maintenance expert Mike Busch explains why "preload" of these fasteners is all-important, and why using a torque wrench may not be the best way to achieve it.


7 p.m. CST

Tips & Tricks for Recording In-Flight Videos

Martin Pauly


In this webinar, Martin Pauly shares some of the lessons he has learned over the years of recording his flights and turning them into videos for his aviation YouTube channel. He will cover a variety of related topics, such as the camera and audio equipment, what causes propeller artifacts and how to eliminate them, recording sound from the radio and intercom, and the use of music in videos.


7 p.m. CST

Removing Winter Rust and Spin Avoidance
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Gordon Penner


Looking forward to a great flying season? Join IAC member Gordon Penner as he gives some tips to get current and knock off the rust from your flying skills that may have developed over the winter. Gordon is a master CFI-Aerobatics, specializing in emergency maneuvers training (EMT), aerobatics, tailwheel, and gliders. He will also vividly describe techniques for spin avoidance during this FAA WINGS qualifying webinar.


7 p.m. CST

EAA Flying Start: A Great Way to Grow Your Chapter

Serena Kamps


Join EAA Chapters’ staff as we discuss how to host a successful Flying Start event and recent improvements made to the program. Start planning now to be one of the chapters hosting a Flying Start event on International Learn to Fly Day on May 16 or any time this year. Flying Start is an opportunity to introduce new participants to aviation and get them involved in their local EAA chapter.


7 p.m. CST

Vans RV Maintenance Common Questions
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Vic Syracuse


Building on the December 11 webinar titled Van’s RV Maintenance Gotchas, RV builder and DAR Vic Syracuse provides a follow-up presentation. In this one, he highlights and clarifies common questions, discusses new maintenance issues not covered in the previous webinar, and of course includes a question-and-answer period after the presentation.


7 p.m. CST

Chapter Chat: Tax Exempt Basics

Patti Arthur


This webinar will cover the basics of tax exempt status for EAA chapters. Patti Arthur, a tax attorney with many years of experience helping EAA chapters, will help you understand the basic rules of tax exempt and charitable status.


7 p.m. CST

Bang for the Buck: Affordable Aircraft Building

Tim Hoversten


Tim Hoversten, technical aviation specialist at EAA HQ, shares information about designs you can build without a kit, which can lead to significant savings. Put the savings in your pocket, or use for added upgrades to make your dream airplane even better; building from plans can be the best bang for the buck!


7 p.m. CST

Bolted Joints in Shear
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


Bolted joints loaded in shear are used to hold the wings onto the fuselage of everything from RVs to Cessna 150s to B-17s. Almost all riveted joints are loaded in shear, and metal aircraft often have thousands of them. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses how these shear joints are designed, how they fail, and how to prevent them from doing so. He also discusses the pros and cons of rivets versus bolts.


7 p.m. CDT

Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch


Statistics show that 47 percent of all general aviation accidents, and 40 percent of fatalities, occur during the final approach and landing phases of flight. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS Award webinar, Prof. Shuch discusses the two best tools to counter such accidents: stabilized approaches, and properly executed go-arounds. Join this webinar to learn how to prevent landing accidents.


7 p.m. CDT

ATC and You: Communicating With Confidence and Clarity
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Richard Kennington and Bob Obma


Communicating with air traffic controllers can be intimidating if you don’t know the language. Instead of avoiding it, pilots can learn what they need to know to fly safely and efficiently in controlled airspace. Air traffic controllers Richard Kennington and Bob Obma will give participants the knowledge and insight they need to do just that in this FAA WINGS qualifying webinar.


7 p.m. CDT

Flying Clubs - Growing Participation in Aviation

David Leiting, Chapter Field Representative II


EAA’s initiative to support the formation of flying clubs by the members of EAA’s chapter network continues to grow, and David Leiting from the EAA chapter office will help you learn the ins and outs of forming a separate nonprofit flying club at your local airport!

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