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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

Become a Better Chapter Leader – Secretary/Treasurer

John Egan


Chapters Manager John Egan provides insights on the necessary tasks associated with the secretary and treasurer positions, as well as tips on chapter management and critical due dates for chapter-related events.


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

How to Read and Call an Aerobatic Sequence
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Jim Bourke


Ever wonder how to read all those Aresti squiggles that are used to draw aerobatic sequences? It's not as complicated as it seems. Jim Bourke will explain why these diagrams make perfect sense, what terminology we can use to talk about them, and how to read them out loud with ease. This is a great seminar for the budding aerobatic competitor or enthusiastic volunteer.


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

Chapter Chat: Donations and Contributions to Chapters

Patti Arthur


Tax attorney Patti Arthur discusses the legalities, tax benefits, and the potential pitfalls when accepting donations of cash or property. She will discuss donations of completed aircraft, as well as partially built or unbuilt kit aircraft.


7 p.m. CDT

Medical Certification Q&A
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Tom Charpentier and Dr. Stephen Leonard


EAA government relations director Tom Charpentier and Aeromedical Advisory Council chair Dr. Stephen Leonard will discuss common certification problems, navigating the special issuance process, and BasicMed. After the presentation, remaining time will be spent with a Q&A session answering your questions.


7 p.m. CDT

You Just Got Your Pilot Certificate — Now What?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Jim Bourke and Marianne Fox


A webinar for the newly minted pleasure pilot. You’ve done all the work to get your pilot rating. Great job! But what comes next? Jim Bourke will provide ideas, help you set goals, and challenge you to grow as an aviator. Avoid getting into a rut and practicing the same skills over and over. Expand your horizons and learn to trust yourself as a pilot by understanding the risks and rewards of flying!


7 p.m. CDT

Coaches and Camps for Aerobatic Competition
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Johnny Ostmeyer


IAC member Johnny Ostmeyer discusses how aerobatic coaches and camps can help your contest flying. He will share tips about how to find aerobatic coaches and camps, and also what to expect from them.


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!


7 p.m. CDT

Float Flying: Freedom to Explore
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Amy Gesch


Amy Gesch from Wipaire, Inc. will present on what it takes to get a seaplane rating, how it can benefit you, and what you can do with it. Learn about different types of seaplanes and seaplane flying, plus tips on what to look for in buying your first seaplane. Come on in; the water’s fine!


7 p.m. CDT

Understanding Hypoxia in Aviation
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Steve Martin


Hypoxia in aviation is widely recognized as a potential threat, but poorly understood and under-respected by most aviators as a contributor to other accidents. Aerospace physiologist Steve Martin will discuss the facts and fallacies regarding the different types of hypoxia, recognition, causal and influencing factors, and mitigation techniques necessary to avoid this pervasive issue.

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