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12 p.m. CDT

Chapter Food Service in Today’s World

Ryan Rasmussen


With all the changes due to COVID-19, we thought it would be helpful to have a discussion with Ryan Rasmussen, EAA’s Events Food and Beverage Manager, for some insights on how food service practices have changed and where to get information to help your chapter update your pancake breakfast and cookout procedures.


7 p.m. CDT

Pass Your Checkride
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Larry Bothe


Larry Bothe will help you prepare for and pass your checkride. Take control of the process and learn how to get ready and keep the examiner happy. Proper administration is as important as knowledge and skill. As a designated pilot examiner, Larry administered over 1,000 checkrides. He will review common mistakes in both the oral and flying portions and how to avoid them.


7 p.m. CDT

Two Guys, One Airplane, and the 2018 World Advanced Aerobatic Championship

Mike Lents and Aaron McCartan


Mike Lents and Aaron McCartan from the 2018 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team will talk about their adventures and teamwork while representing the United States in Ploiești, Romania. Learn what it takes to have an aircraft shipped across the ocean, put back together using the metric system, and flying across eastern Europe under really different rules you just would not believe.


7 p.m. CDT

The Doolittle Raid Story

Chris Henry


Join Chris Henry from the EAA staff as he discusses the story of heroism and inspiration of the men behind the B-25s launched from an aircraft carrier. Chris will share fascinating details of America’s first daring strike back at the homeland of Japan during World War II. Tune in for detailed discussion of the 1942 raid as well as other fascinating events which has honored those involved.


7 p.m. CDT

Your Airworthiness Inspection — Be Ready
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Joe Norris


The final step in building your amateur-built aircraft is the FAA inspection. In this presentation, EAA staff member and designated airworthiness representative Joe Norris will discuss how to prepare for the inspection and how to avoid the most common mistakes.


7 p.m. CDT

Was Justice Served?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


After a fatal air crash, the NTSB investigates and eventually publishes a probable cause. Civil litigation often ensues, usually brought by the family of the decedents. These lawsuits often result in a settlement, but sometimes they go all the way to trial. NTSB findings are inadmissible at trial, so the jury has to make its own determination of who was at fault. In this webinar, Mike Busch takes you through the details of a fatal accident involving a Cessna 421 that crashed shortly after coming out of an annual inspection. You'll learn what the NTSB determined, what the jury decided, and what really happened.


7 p.m. CDT

Fast Track to Experimental
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch


Learn the differences between an ultralight, an E-LSA, an S-LSA, and an E-AB, and what can and can't be done with each type. Can you convert one to the other? How would you accomplish that, and why might you want to? Learn about these differences from Prof. Shuch, a longtime member of EAA.


7 p.m. CDT

Shuttle, Houston — a Look Inside Space Shuttle Mission Control

Paul Dye


Former NASA lead flight director and EAA member Paul Dye provides a compelling look inside 30 years of space shuttle missions, relaying stories of missions and their grueling training in vivid detail. Paul examines the split-second decisions that mission control and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and errors can lead to the loss of a national resource, and more importantly the astronaut crew. This presentation is based on Dye’s new book, Shuttle, Houston, set for release on July 14 of this year.


7 p.m. CDT

Completing the FAA Application for Medical Certificate: Legal Traps for the Unwary
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Greg Reigel and Patrick Phillips


The EAA Legal Advisory Council will discuss legal issues arising from an airman’s completion of FAA Form 8050-8 Application for Airman Medical Certificate. Topics will include responding to the various medical history and other items in Question 18, the penalties for failing to accurately report the requested information and the relationship of reporting drug and alcohol-related motor vehicle actions under FAR 61.15 and Question 18(v)’s request for similar information on the medical application.


7 p.m. CDT

Why Valves Stick
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


Sticking and stuck exhaust valves are a frequent problem in piston aircraft engines. In early stages, it manifests itself as roughness after engine start (so-called "morning sickness"), and it can progress into something much more serious and a significant cause of power-loss incidents and accidents. Conventional wisdom says that it's caused by carbonized oil buildup due to excessive heat. In this webinar, Mike Busch explains that the real culprit is lead, not carbon, and it's actually insufficient heat that's the problem. Proper powerplant management techniques can minimize this problem, and Mike shows you how.


7 p.m. CDT

Legal Issues in Buying and Selling GA Aircraft
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Kathy Yodice, Patrick Floyd and Alan L. Farkas


The EAA Legal Advisory Council will give you a practical overview of how to buy or sell an aircraft without getting snagged by legal issues. This webinar will address contracts, inspections, insurance, product liability, negligence, titles, registration, and international transactions. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk.


7 p.m. CDT

How to Use Your Pilot's Operating Handbook
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Mike Bauer


Do you know what's in your airplane's pilot's operating handbook (POH)? Do you even have a POH? Maybe you have an owner's manual instead. What's the difference? Mike Bauer will discuss why you need a POH, what it contains, how to use it, and what to do if you don't have one.

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