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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

1/31/23

7 p.m. CST

Young Eagles Coordinator Onboarding
Chapters Training Series

David Leiting

Join EAA’s Young Eagles program manager David Leiting as he welcomes new Young Eagles coordinators to their new role. Coordinators will learn all the ins and outs of running a successful Young Eagles program at their local chapter. There will be ample time for questions and answers following the presentation.

2/1/23

7 p.m. CST

Obsessed With EGT
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

Many pilots have been taught -- and many POHs recommend -- leaning by reference to EGT, e.g. 50 degrees F rich of peak (ROP) or 25 degrees F lean of peak (LOP). Most digital engine monitors have a fancy "lean-find mode" designed to assist pilots in doing so. In this webinar, engine expert Mike Busch explains why this is a bad practice that can adversely affect your engine's longevity. He explains why it's better for your engine's health to lean by reference to CHT and fuel flow (FF). Mike believes that EGT is great for troubleshooting but not for leaning, and he explains why.

2/2/23

7 p.m. CST

Become a Better Chapter Leader – Secretary - Treasurer 2023
Chapters Training Series

John Egan and Charlie Becker

hapters staff John Egan and Charlie Becker provide insights on the necessary tasks associated with the secretary and treasurer positions within EAA chapters, as well as tips on chapter management and critical due dates for chapter-related events.

2/7/23

7 p.m. CST

Sonex High Wing Aircraft Update
Homebuilders Webinar Series.

Mark Schaible

Mark Schaible of Sonex Aircraft will give a progress update of the new Sonex High Wing aircraft model. See the latest regarding the High Wing’s design and prototyping progress in anticipation of the aircraft’s debut at AirVenture 2023 and learn more about the new aircraft’s planned design features!

2/8/23

7 p.m. CST

Is Your Airplane Airworthy?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Larry Bothe

Learn how to quickly determine if any light airplane is legally airworthy, and what to do if it isn’t. Larry Bothe will cover certificates and documents, required inspections, airworthiness directives, and have a look at some logbook entries. Ferry permits and placarding inoperative items will be discussed. Finally, the four most likely un-airworthy conditions will be presented.

2/9/23

7 p.m. CST

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.

2/14/23

7 p.m. CST

Neil Loving and his WR-1 “Loving’s Love”
Museum Webinar Series

Chris Henry & Ben Page

Neil Loving worked hard to overcome obstacles in life. Join Chris Henry and Ben Page for an evening dedicated to the life of this great homebuilder and man, who made a name for himself as an aeronautical engineer and air racer.

2/15/23

7 p.m. CST

Introduction to Backcountry Flying
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Stef and Randy Goza

Interested in backcountry flying? Alaska pilot couple Stef and Randy Goza will discuss key elements of safety and preparedness for backcountry flying. Join in to hear Stef, a state liaison for the Recreational Aviation Foundation, and Randy, a seasoned backcountry pilot, share their experiences.

2/16/23

7 p.m. CST

Young Eagles Workshops – Bringing Youth Back to the Airport
Chapters Webinar Series

Tim Danhke and John Egan

Join EAA staff Tim Danhke and John Egan to learn more about EAA’s Young Eagles Workshops program. This program was designed to help chapters engage in a successful youth aviation day camp program and bring local youths out to the airport.

2/21/23

1 p.m. CST

Getting Started in Ultralights
Virtual Ultralight Days

Timm Bogenhagen

Ultralight vehicles have long been an affordable way to experience the 3-dimensional freedom and exhilaration of the sky. Join EAA staff member and ultralight and light-plane guru Timm Bogenhagen as he discusses the simple rules of Part 103 and tips for getting started. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

2/21/23

2:30 p.m. CST

Powered Paraglider Training Basics
Virtual Ultralight Days

Jon Eisele

Powered Paragliders (PPG) are dreams come true for many, as you literally run into the air when taking off. Join PPG instructor Jon Eisele as he explains the equipment and the basics of flying, maintaining and training in a paramotor. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

2/21/23

4 p.m. CST

Mosquito Ultralight Helicopter
Virtual Ultralight Days

Norbert Richter

Part 103 does not limit the configuration of an ultralight vehicle. For example, helicopters can operate under Part 103 as an ultralight vehicle. Learn all about the Mosquito ultralight helicopter produced by Composite FX.

2/21/23

5:30 p.m. CST

Quicksilver Aircraft and Aero 1000 4-Stroke Engine
Virtual Ultralight Days

Gene "Bever" Borne

EAA ultralight hall of famer Gene "Bever" Borne has been operating his business Air-Tech; offering sales, service & flight training of Quicksilver Ultralight aircraft since 1977. Tune in and hear Bever talk all about the Quicksilver line of ultralight aircraft, including the new 4-stroke engine option, the Aero 1000 HO.

2/21/23

7 p.m. CST

Rotax Two-Stroke Operation and Maintenance Tips
Virtual Ultralight Days

Brett Lawton

Rotax 2-stroke engines power more ultralights than any other engine by far. Join Brett Lawton from Leading Edge Airfoils, a Rotax service center as he shares his decades of experience operating and maintaining 2-stroke Rotax engines. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

2/22/23

1 p.m. CST

Quad City Challenger Maintenance and Inspection Tips
Virtual Ultralight Days

Mark Murray

Join CFI Mark Murray as he discusses maintenance and inspection for the Challenger ultralight. Mark will share tips for inspection and maintenance he has learned over the years operating his Challenger II providing flight instruction to students. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

2/22/23

2:30 p.m. CST

Flying Clubs and Ultralight Flight Instruction
Virtual Ultralight Days

John von Linsowe, Scott Skalski, and Rick Hayes

Flying clubs are a great way to make flying more affordable and flight training accessible. The Michigan Ultralight Association (MULA) flying club has a M-Squared training aircraft and Quicksilver for club members to use. Chief flight instructor John von Linsowe and club members Scott Skalski and Rick Hayes share their club and ultralight flight training experiences. They'll also discuss Project First Flight Educational Program LLC, a towed glider called the SnapDragon aimed to expose young people to a flight experience of their own pilotage.

2/22/23

4 p.m. CST

Powered Parachute Training Basics
Virtual Ultralight Days

Roy Beissweinger

Powered Parachutes (PPC) are one of the easiest to learn and relaxed types of recreational flying. Join EAA hall of fame PPC flight instructor and examiner Roy Beissweinger as he shares the details of training and overall beauty of this inherently stable type of flying machine. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

2/22/23

5:30 p.m. CST

Sailcloth Covering: Installation and Maintenance Tips
Virtual Ultralight Days

Malcolm Brubaker

There are many benefits of sailcloth covering for ultralights, including it being inexpensive, no painting, and quick installation. Join ultralight sailmaker Malcolm Brubaker from Great Sails as he provides tips for installation, maintenance, cleaning, and repairs for sailcloth covering. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

2/22/23

7 p.m. CST

Ultralights Buying Guide
Virtual Ultralight Days

Dan Johnson

Thinking about buying an ultralight? Join EAA ultralight hall of fame member Dan Johnson, he'll discuss many of the ultralights available today. Dan has been reporting on the ultralight industry over 40 years and continues today thru his website, www.bydanjohnson.com

2/23/23

1 p.m. CST

Badland Aircraft: The Folding-Wing Ultralight
Virtual Ultralight Days

Chris Deuel

With a traditional 3-axis control system, folding wings and numerous engine options Badland aircraft ultralight models are familiar to any pilot. Join Chris Deuel owner of Badland aircraft discuss all about this vehicle.

2/23/23

2:30 p.m. CST

Airport Operations and Ultralights
Virtual Ultralight Days

Tom Charpentier

Over the years, some ultralight owners wanting to operate at public airports have been greeted with a cold shoulder and told “No, you can't fly here.” However, the FAA says flying ultralights is an aeronautical activity that can be accommodated at publicly funded airports, given some special considerations. Tom Charpentier from the EAA staff and government advocacy department will help guide ultralight pilots and airport operators to mutual understanding and development of procedures so ultralight vehicles can safely integrate into airport operations. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

2/23/23

4 p.m. CST

Safety Condition Inspection for Ultralights
Virtual Ultralight Days

Denny Demeter

Routine inspections and proper maintenance are a key part of operating "safely.” Some say safety is a mindset — join long-time ultralight owner and pilot Denny Demeter as he shares his mindset on things he has learned over the years to inspect and maintain your ultralight. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

2/23/23

5:30 p.m. CST

Weight-Shift Trike Training Basics
Virtual Ultralight Days

Paul Hamilton

Weight-Shift trikes (WSC) could be described as a motorcycle in the sky. Controlled by shifting weight under the wing hang-point, they have a close connection to the early days of ultralights when hang gliders were powered with small engines so they could rise from level ground. Join legendary WSC instructor Paul Hamilton as he explains the basics of trikes and training fundamentals. Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

2/23/23

7 p.m. CST

Top 10 Causes of Two-Stroke Failure
Virtual Ultralight Days

Brian Carpenter

Two-stroke motors have many advantages over four-stroke motors, and work exceptionally well to power ultralight vehicles. However, like most things, proper inspection, maintenance, and operation are required to ensure a long operational life. Join Brian Carpenter from Rainbow Aviation Services, providers of light-sport repairman training, as he discusses the types of failures that can occur if not inspected, maintained, or operated properly. Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

2/28/23

7 p.m. CST

EAA Chapters Young Eagles Build and Fly Program
Chapters Webinar Series

 

The EAA Young Eagles Build and Fly program is an intensive RC model building and flying initiative to introduce youth to aircraft construction and the fundamentals of flight.

3/1/23

7 p.m. CST

A Matter of Trust
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

How far does your IA have to go to verify that your aircraft is airworthy? Can he or she rely on logbook entries made by other mechanics, or do they have to verify that all applicable ADs and other airworthiness requirements have been complied with by direct observation? In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch relates the story of a diligent and well-intentioned IA who told a Citabria owner that his engine would need to be torn down to verify AD compliance, and how he worked with the owner and the IA to avert this terrible fate. Owners need to understand what maintenance records they are required by regulation to keep, and why it’s so important for them to ensure that their mechanics provide them with fully compliant logbook entries.

3/8/23

7 p.m. CST

Airframe Parachutes and Canopy Concerns
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H Paul Shuch

First introduced in 1982, the whole airframe parachute has offered us a new safety option for surviving catastrophic aircraft accidents. But, despite hundreds of successful deployments, inclusion of a chute is still controversial among some pilots. In this FAASTeam WINGS and AMT award webinar, Prof. Shuch explores the pros of parachutes, as well as the cons of canopies.

3/14/23

7 p.m. CDT

The Curtiss Jenny
Museum Webinar Series

Chris Henry

The Curtiss Jenny is arguably one of the most recognizable aircraft from its era. This is one of the airplanes that taught America to fly, and broke barriers.

3/15/23

7 p.m. CDT

Advanced Skew-T Concepts
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Dr. Scott Dennstaedt

There are very few weather tools that provide so many important details as does the Skew-T log (p) diagram. Using the tool to drill down is a great way to augment your understanding of the big weather picture. Combined with surface analysis and prog charts, constant pressure charts, and a multitude of other analyses and forecasts, the Skew-T will add confidence that you are making the right decision to depart or perhaps stay on the ground. In this webinar, Dr. Scott Dennstaedt will do a quick overview of the base diagram and review lapse rates before we explore some advanced topics on how to use the diagram to determine the potential for convective processes including deep, moist convection and cumuliform cloud tops.

3/16/23

7 p.m. CDT

EAA Learn to Fly Week – Hosting a Chapter Flying Start Event
Chapters Webinar Series

David Leiting

May 15 - 20, 2023, is the inaugural EAA Learn to Fly week, and your chapter is invited to participate by hosting a Flying Start event on Saturday, May 20! Join David Leiting from EAA headquarters, as he provides an overview of how your chapter can participate in this special event, and how EAA can support your chapter’s efforts.

3/21/23

7 p.m. CDT

EAA Chapters Insurance and Risk Management
Chapters Webinar Series

 

Join EAA staff to learn all about how the EAA Chapter Liability Insurance plan can keep your chapter on track to approved and effective chapter events.

3/22/23

7 p.m. CDT

Caution: Helicopter Wake Turbulence!
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Ned Parks

Numerous accidents have occurred as a result of helicopter wake turbulence. What is it? Ned Parks, ATP/CFII, discusses something you either have never heard of, or very seldom have. Numerous accidents have occurred to fixed-wing aircraft as a result of helicopter wake turbulence. This presentation will explore the impact of helicopter wake turbulence on fixed-wing aircraft, both in the VFR and IFR environments. Please join the webinar and gain an understanding of how dangerous helicopter wake turbulence can be.

3/29/23

7 p.m. CDT

Airborne Medical Emergencies: How to Act as the PIC
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Ken Solosky

Are you prepared and would you know what to do in a medical emergency while airborne? Join Ken Solosky, an ATP and CFI for airplanes and helicopters, as he discusses how to respond to life-threatening medical emergencies before EMS arrives, and what first aid equipment should be carried on board your aircraft. For more than 35 years Ken has been an emergency medical technician, and has also been chief pilot for the New York and Newark police departments.

4/5/23

7 p.m. CDT

Ethics of Misdiagnosis
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

When an aircraft owner puts his aircraft in the shop and asks his mechanic to fix a specific problem, should the owner have to pay for work done or parts installed that don’t resolve the issue? That's the question the owner of a vintage Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser posed to maintenance expert Mike Busch. The question triggered a fascinating exchange between Mike and the owner about the ethics of misdiagnosis, and that's the subject of this webinar. Mike discusses what owners can do to avoid being victimized by this all-too-common situation.

4/11/23

7 p.m. CDT

The History of Steve Wittman
Museum Webinar Series

Chris Henry

Steve Wittman was the winningest air race pilot of all time and designer of numerous iconic aircraft designs. He called Oshkosh his home, and is one of the reasons why EAA does as well. Join us as we talk about all things air racing and Steve Wittman.

4/12/23

7 p.m. CDT

The Nine Principles of Light Airplane Flying
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Rich Stowell

Why don’t we talk about first principles in aviation? What are those principles? And what impact could knowing them have on aviation safety and education? Tune in as Rich Stowell proposes nine principles for light airplane flying and drills down into two of them in a way that will broaden your understanding of maneuvering flight.

4/19/23

7 p.m. CDT

VNAV and Visual Approaches: Helpful or Hidden Dangers?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Gary Reeves

Learn how the new visual approach and VNAV features in panel mount navigators and iPad applications can be helpful sometimes, but also have many hidden dangers that can lead to pilot deviations and even cause mid-air collisions. This is a must-attend webinar to learn how and when to safely use these new features but, even more importantly, when they should never be used and the dangers they can cause if used improperly. Join Gary, "GPS" Guy in the Pink Shirt, Reeves, a lead rep for the FAA Safety Team and the 2019 FAA National CFI of the Year, as he shares two decades and more than 8,300 hours of teaching real-life IFR using Avidyne, ForeFlight, and Garmin.

4/26/23

7 p.m. CDT

All About Flying to the Bahamas, Caribbean, and Cuba
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Jim Parker

Get the most accurate, up-to-date, and uncomplicated information on flying your own airplane to the Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, and Central America. Learn which free international services are at your fingertips without paying for trip support, and what legal requirements you must follow.

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