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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

11/29/22

7 p.m. CST

Hosting a Young Eagles Rally – Advanced Best Practices

David Leiting

Join David Leiting, EAA Eagles Program manager, as he provides a review of Young Eagles rally best practices. This webinar will go beyond the requirements of hosting a rally, and focus on best practices used at various chapters all across the association.

12/6/22

7 p.m. CST

Rotax 912 Engines for Sonex Aircraft
Homebuilders Webinar Series | Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit

Mark Schaible

Mark Schaible of Sonex Aircraft will talk about Rotax 912 series engine installations in the Sonex aircraft worldwide fleet including customer-designed installations through the years, various mounting types, and the Sonex factory’s own installation of the 912iS in the 2022 One Week Wonder. Mark will also give installation, cost, and performance comparisons of Rotax 912 engines in Sonex aircraft vs. other Sonex-approved engine installations.

12/7/22

7 p.m. CST

When Data Doesn't Look Right
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

Nowadays, more than half of the piston GA fleet is equipped with some sort of recording digital engine monitor. A modern engine monitor with a few dozen sensors records more than 100,000 measurements per hour of flight. This data can have immense diagnostic value. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses Project GADfly, his company's exciting research project using Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning to detect anomalous engine monitor data in order to alert aircraft owners that something doesn't look right.

12/13/22

7 p.m. CST

The History of the P-64: EAA’s Forgotten Fighter
Museum Webinar Series

Chris Henry and Ben Page

Though this export fighter never saw combat, it graced the skies of Oshkosh for decades. Join us as we talk about Paul Poberezny’s first warbird, and one of his favorite aircraft to fly. Museum staff members Chris Henry and Ben Page take a look at the P-64.

12/14/22

7 p.m. CST

Flying Clubs 101

Timm Bogenhagen

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

12/20/22

7 p.m. CST

Living With Your Aircraft: A Guide to Finding or Building the Ideal Airpark

Erik McCormick

Have you ever dreamed of living with your aircraft, or do you live in an airpark community or own property with a runway? Join Erik McCormick, founder of Aviation Real Estate Specialists, to discuss best methods for finding, purchasing, and starting an airpark from scratch. For those living in an airpark already, Erik will discuss some best practices for a safe and enjoyable experience for all residents. Interesting to note, airparks with an active EAA chapter have historically brought in higher value and desirability.

1/4/23

7 p.m. CST

System Awareness
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

How often do you look at your ammeter when you're in cruise flight? How about your oil pressure gauge? If you're honest, your answer should probably be "not often enough." Situational awareness requires being aware of your aircraft systems, too. In this webinar, Mike Busch (A&P and CFI) discusses two recent lightplane flights that were cut short because the aircraft's Lycoming engines lost oil pressure, lost power, and seized. One of the pilots made it to an airport, the other didn't. Mike will deconstruct both flights and talk about some important lessons all pilots can learn from them.

1/10/23

7 p.m. CST

The Ford Tri-Motor and EAA’s “Tin Goose”
Museum Webinar Series

Chris Henry and Ben Page

The Ford Tri-Motor was America’s first true airliner. This aircraft carried businessmen and young people on their first big adventure. Today, EAA continues to operate this airframe, and people are still feeling that grand sense of adventure when onboard.

1/11/23

7 p.m. CST

LODA – Letter of Deviation Authority for Flight Instruction
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

Although commercial flight operations in experimental aircraft have long been restricted, an owner of an experimental could usually pay for and receive quality flight instruction. Recent changes have made that process more difficult, though not impossible. Prof. H. Paul Shuch discusses in this WINGS webinar how flight instructors and aircraft owners can now apply for a letter of deviation authority (LODA) to facilitate safety and currency through professional flight training.

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.

2/7/23

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.

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