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EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of EAA webinars.

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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

9/22/20

7 p.m. CDT

So You Think You Can Make a 180 Back on Takeoff? An In-Depth Look at Engine Failure Options
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Charlie Precourt, Chris Glaeser, Rick Marshall, and Terry Lutz

 

Test pilots and EAA safety committee members Charlie Precourt, Chris Glaeser, and Terry Lutz will provide instruction on the use of the EAA Flight Test Manual test cards for climb and glide that will enable you to determine your own aircraft’s capabilities should you find yourself in an engine failure scenario on takeoff. This presentation expands on the work of Rick Marshall published in the May edition of EAA Sport Aviation.

9/23/20

7 p.m. CDT

Founder’s Innovation Prize Grand Championship Preview

Terry Lutz

 

Several Founder’s Innovation Prize Grand Championship contestants will share the latest on their solutions that will ultimately reduce the number of fatal amateur-built accidents caused by loss of control. This event will revisit some of the strongest entries from the previous four years, and you will get a sneak peek into next year’s postponed Grand Championship event.

9/24/20

12 p.m. CDT

EAA Young Eagles Workshops: Day Camp Program for Chapters

John Egan and Megan Hart

 

Chapters staff John Egan and Megan Hart introduce a new offering for chapters: EAA Young Eagles Workshops that will provide a turnkey day camp program for chapters that want to take their youth engagement to the next level. They will discuss the goal of the program and how chapters can get involved.

10/6/20

7 p.m. CDT

$500 HUD
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

John Muzzoli

 

This is a presentation on a $500 Head Up Display that is legal to use in any airplane. It is a free and open-source system that builds on the data available from ADS-B receivers.

10/7/20

7 p.m. CDT

The Looming Mechanic Shortage
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

What if your airplane breaks and there's no one to fix it? Many maintenance shops have gone out of business, not because of lack of demand, but because they can't find enough qualified mechanics. In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch A&P/IA relates the experiences of a number of his colleagues who own and operate maintenance shops, and the difficulties they have had with staffing. Mike discusses why the continuing deterioration of the maintenance infrastructure for piston GA airplanes should be of concern to every aircraft owner.

10/14/20

7 p.m. CDT

Strategies for Limiting, and Protecting Yourself from, Liability as an Aircraft Owner or Renter

Jack Harrington, Paul Herbers, Alan Farkas, and Jim Anderson

 

This webinar will cover contractual liability that may affect an aircraft owner or renter through hangar leases, airport use agreements, and agreements with FBOs or other entities. It will also reference aviation-related waivers that might either limit or increase an airman’s exposure to potential liabilities. The session will provide specific examples of common injury and property damage claims that arise in aircraft operations. The presenters will comment on effective utilization of aviation releases and their legal effect. The webinar will also address the realities of aviation insurance coverage in this day of increasing premiums and limited liability coverages. Finally, council members will explain the relationship between the aircraft owner’s or renter’s insurance coverage, and the coverage provided by EAA for Young Eagles flights.

10/20/20

7 p.m. CDT

Emergency Bailout Procedures for Pilots and Survival Equipment
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Allen Silver

 

Allen Silver is an FAA master parachute rigger and former FAA-designated rigger examiner who will be talking about how to use a parachute in an emergency bailout and some survival equipment pilots can use. Do you have a plan if you have an emergency? Do you have the right parachute fit for you? Once you decided to bail out of your aircraft do you know what to do next? These are some of the questions that will be answered during this webinar. You may download handout material from Mr. Silver's website at www.silverparachutes.com to use during and after the presentation.

10/27/20

7 p.m. CDT

Flying Clubs – Growing Participation in Aviation

David Leiting

 

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 will help you learn the ins and outs of forming a separate nonprofit flying club at your local airport!

11/3/20

7 p.m. CST

Van's RV-14
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

Greg Hughes

 

Greg Hughes of Van's Aircraft will discuss their latest design, the RV-14.

11/10/20

7 p.m. CST

The International Aerobatic Club Turns 50 Years Old and It's a Golden Birthday!

Mike Heuer and Lorrie Penner

 

IAC historian Mike Heuer and IAC magazine editor Lorrie Penner will take you on a ride 50 years in the making. Find out how the IAC got its start, how it has evolved through today, and where they see themselves 50 years from now. Hear stories that you may have heard before and a few you may have never known.

11/11/20

7 p.m. CST

True or Magnetic?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Pilots are frequently confused by compass corrections. Is East always Least? Is West really best? Why are runway headings referenced as magnetic, but METAR and TAF winds reported as true? What’s the difference between a course and a heading? When do you use which? Get your bearings with this webinar, which qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

11/18/20

7 p.m. CST

Cockpit Power Management

Phil Lightstone

 

What’s in your flight bag? The amount of power-hungry portable devices seems to have multiplied like rabbits. An average pilot might have an iPhone, iPad, ADS-B IN receiver, transceiver, personal locating device, backup GPS, tablet cooling fan, flashlights, wearable oximeter, and the list goes on and on. With different USB connectors, how does a pilot keep these power-hungry devices charged during flight, so that they can rely upon them during an emergency, without melting down the aircraft’s electrical system? Aviation journalist Phil Lightstone, will provide the facts about the technologies, cutting through the jargon, and three-letter acronyms to help you make an informed decision. Phil will also discuss the future of aircraft battery tech including Lithium batteries for the aircraft.

12/1/20

7 p.m. CST

RANS S-21 Outbound, All Metal, All Purpose
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

Randy Schlitter

 

Randy Schlitter will discuss the S-21 Outbound kit, the latest offering from RANS Aircraft.

2/2/21

7 p.m. CST

Avionics Options for your Homebuilt Aircraft with Dynon
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

Michael Schofield

 

After hundreds to thousands of hours working on your airframe, it's time to decide how to equip your panel. In this webinar, we'll cover general considerations such as matching your avionics to your flying and budget, product choices and configurations from Dynon and Advanced, and additional ways you can reduce your installation time with an ADVANCED PANEL.

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