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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

4/7/20

7 p.m. CDT

Airspace 101
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Radek Wyrzykowski

 

Airspace is complicated, but learning about airspace does not have to be. Join Radek Wyrzykowski, EAA manager of flight proficiency, as he breaks down complex airspace and discusses it in simple terms you can understand without being an expert in FAA regulations. Violating airspace restrictions could cost your pilot certificate. Radek will teach you good and practical information to use each flight.

4/8/20

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!

4/14/20

7 p.m. CDT

Flying Start - New Online Registration

Serena Kamps and Don White

 

Join EAA Chapters’ staff as we discuss EAA’s brand new online registration tool for Flying Start events.

4/15/20

7 p.m. CDT

Healthy Pilot Technology
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Phil Lightstone

 

Pilot demographics sees too many aging pilots, with the impact to our bodies that time takes. Pilots learned in flight school the impact that flight has to our health and how our health can impact flight. Few pilots have experienced the impacts of hypoxia, with the inevitable negative out come. There are many medical grade devices which can be used at home and in the air to help with recognizing the impacts to our bodies. Learn about a variety of affordable technologies that could one day help save your life. You’ll hear from aviation journalist Phil Lightstone, who will provide the facts about the technologies, cutting through the jargon and three letter acronyms to help you make an informed decision.

4/21/20

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.

4/22/20

12 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!

4/22/20

7 p.m. CDT

Five Weather Planning Tips to Get Ready for Summertime Flying
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Scott Dennstaedt

 

As airframe icing advisories morph into advisories for thunderstorms, it's time to brush off the wintertime rust and focus on the threat of deep, moist convection. In this webinar, you will learn five tips on how to better prepare yourself when convection threatens your proposed route of flight. We'll cover long, and short-range flight planning for convection as well as tips on how to minimize your exposure to dangerous convective turbulence.

4/28/20

7 p.m. CDT

Fly the Easy Way
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Larry Bothe

 

Why are you working so hard to fly your airplane? FAA Master CFI Larry Bothe will share 21 tips and tricks you can do to make your flying easier, safer, cheaper, and a whole lot more enjoyable. Tune in and prepare to learn some new techniques your instructor may not have taught you.

4/29/20

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!

5/5/20

7 p.m. CDT

Flight Testing 101
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Paul Dye

 

Paul Dye presents a look at the things a builder/pilot should consider in planning, training for, and executing a flight test program on their new homebuilt aircraft. This presentation looks at the goals and methods of flight testing, and how to manage potential risks to both pilots and the aircraft so that Phase 1 flight testing goes smoothly and productively.

5/6/20

7 p.m. CDT

Is it Legal to Install?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

What if you want to install something in your certified aircraft (e.g., an automotive seat heater), but the thing you want to install isn't STC’d, PMA'd, TSO'd, or otherwise FAA-approved? Is it legal to do that? Do you need a field approval? In this webinar, Mike Busch, A&P/IA, explains exactly when it's okay to install nonapproved equipment in a certified aircraft and when it isn't.

5/13/20

7 p.m. CDT

Operation at Towered Airports
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

It’s not uncommon for aviators to achieve a pilot certificate without ever having operated in any kind of tower-controlled airspace. Even for those who have flown in them before, a towered environment can be rather intimidating. This FAA WINGS webinar will help you to relax and enjoy the interaction with Air Traffic Control. Remember, ATC is there to help!

5/19/20

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.

5/20/20

7 p.m. CDT

Getting to Know the Rotax 915 iS Engine
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Jorge Tavio

 

Tune in to this FAA WINGS and AMT qualifying webinar and learn about the newest Rotax aircraft engine. Rotax Flying and Safety Club (RFSC) instructor Jorge Tavio will provide an overview of the Rotax 915 iS. Special focus is on the differences of this fuel-injected, turbocharged engine, compared to other popular Rotax 9-series engines. Special emphasis will be on proper installation, maintenance, and inspection.

5/27/20

7 p.m. CDT

Amateur-Built Condition Inspections
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Vic Syracuse

 

Vic Syracuse will help educate builders and non-builders on the nuances of performing a condition inspection on an amateur-built airplane. Vic has completed hundreds of condition inspections and will be showing many of his findings, including where to look for maintenance wear items. Vic is owner/operator of Base Leg Aviation, a DAR, has built 11 airplanes, is a member of the EAA Homebuilt Aircraft Council, and additionally writes Checkpoints, a column in EAA’s own Sport Aviation Magazine.

6/3/20

7 p.m. CDT

Predictive Maintenance
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Manufacturers of aircraft, engines, propellers, and appliances have traditionally called for performing preventive maintenance on a fixed timetable. A prime example is engine and propeller TBOs. More recently, this time-based approach has given way to condition-based preventive maintenance based on regular repetitive inspections. Now we're beginning to see this inspection-driven approach giving way to predictive maintenance based on analysis of data from sensors installed on the aircraft and engine. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses this latest trend and how it’s starting to trickle down to owner-flown piston GA.

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