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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

11/21/18

7 p.m. CST

Tailwheel Flying Techniques
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Glen Oliphant

 

This presentation will cover the basics of flying a tailwheel aircraft. Although some theory will be reviewed, the aim is to outline practical techniques as well as answering some of the age-old questions regarding flying a tailwheel aircraft such as, which is the better landing method to use: wheel or three-point. Glen Oliphant will identify common errors and provide suggestions for techniques.

11/28/18

7 p.m. CST

ADS-B: A Practical Guide For Pilots
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

John Zimmerman

 

Automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (better known as ADS-B) is quickly becoming a reality. Unfortunately, much of the information related to ADS-B is unnecessarily confusing. While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will experience as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language as the 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipage looms. Learn about the leading panel-mount ADS-B solutions plus the exciting developments in the portable market from Sporty’s ADS-B expert, John Zimmerman. We’ll cut through the jargon so you understand what’s important — and what’s not.

12/5/18

8 p.m. CST

Post-Maintenance Checklist
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Many owners incorrectly assume that when an aircraft completes its annual inspection, it has been thoroughly scrutinized by well-trained eyes and can be depended upon to be in condition for safe flight. Mechanics know better. The first flight after maintenance is by far the mostlikely time for something to go wrong with the aircraft. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA ofers advice on what you should do before and during the first flight after an annual or other major maintenance.

12/12/18

7 p.m. CST

Master the Transition: Earning Your Complex and High-Performance Endorsements
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Tom Turner

 

There’s a lot more to earning your high-performance and/or complex endorsements than just more power and moving the gear switch up and down. Tom Turner will discuss what you really need to know to master high-performance and complex airplanes so you’ll fly safely and with confidence by fully understanding normal, abnormal, and emergency operations.

12/19/18

7 p.m. CST

Tail Wheels 101: Inspection and Maintenance
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Joe Norris

 

Tail wheels are critical to proper ground handling characteristics of conventional gear airplanes; however, they are often neglected and improperly maintained, which can cause ground handling and potential loss of control issues. EAA Flight Training Manager and A&P/IA mechanic Joe Norris discusses commonly overlooked items and tips to inspect and maintain a tail wheel assembly.

1/2/19

8 p.m. CST

Just Inspect It, Please
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

When aircraft go in for their annual inspection, many A&P/IAs assume it's okay for them to repair any discrepancies they find in the course of the inspection. Owners should never allow this to happen, says maintenance expert Mike Busch, because it's a sure prescription for sticker shock and owner-mechanic disputes. In this webinar, Busch advises owners how to clearly explain to their mechanics what they are authorized to do (inspect the aircraft) and what they are not authorized to do (perform any repairs or order any parts) until after the owner has reviewed the inspection results and explicitly approved specific repairs and associated cost estimates.

1/9/19

7 p.m. CST

Less Than Ideal: Short Field, Soft Field, and Obstacle Operations
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

There are 19,000 landing facilities in the U.S., but not all are ideal. You may have trained on 10,000 feet of concrete with clear approaches at both ends, but someday you may not be so lucky. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS award webinar, we will explore operations on soft fields, short fields, and over obstacles. You will learn how to perfectly execute precision takeoffs and landings on imperfect runways, and how to judge when not to try.

1/23/19

7 p.m. CST

An IMC Icing Accident - Why?
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Andy Miller

 

Weather rarely brings down airplanes on its own — it needs the pilot's help. Join Andy Miller as he discusses an aircraft that was brought down by icing, and explore how the accident could have been avoided.