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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

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.

2/3/21

7 p.m. CST

How Mags Work
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

The spark plugs in most piston aircraft engines are still powered by 120-year-old technology. Since so many of us are still flying behind these archaic “tractor mags” it’s probably a good idea for us to understand how they work. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA takes you on a guided tour of the internal construction and functioning of aircraft magnetos.

2/9/21

7 p.m. CST

Corsair: The Story of the EAA Aviation Museum’s F4U Corsair
MUSEUM WEBINAR SERIES

Chris Henry

 

This presentation will detail the development of the F4U Corsair along with a rare view of the history of EAA’s example. Chris Henry of the EAA museum staff will share fascinating stories about the people involved in the airplane’s air racing days as well as the restoration to its current status as a museum artifact.

2/10/21

7 p.m. CST

ATC and You: How to Make the Most of Flying VFR
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Richard Kennington and Bob Obma

 

Pilots avoid controlled airspace for many reasons, but in so doing they don’t take advantage of all the system has to offer. This course will identify reasons why pilots should communicate with ATC, utilize flight following, and embrace controlled airspace. We will identify misunderstood procedures, clarify phraseology, and demonstrate how to operate in the system more efficiently. Pilots of all experience levels will benefit from attending this course.

2/16/21

7 p.m. CST

Flying Procedures into Canada
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Luke Penner

 

So you want to take a trip to Canada but don’t know all you have to do to cross the border to and from the U.S. Attend this FAA WINGS presentation and learn answers to common questions, such as how the customs process works and how easy or hard border crossing is. Join CFI and Aerobatic pilot Luke Penner as he talks about complying with border crossing requirements.

2/17/21

7 p.m. CST

ATC and You: Balancing IFR Flying and the Efficiency of Controlled Airspace
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Richard Kennington and Bob Obma

 

Do you know the impact your flight has on the ATC system? Many pilots don’t realize how they are affecting the flow of air traffic, but with a little knowledge everyone can contribute to the safety and efficiency of the airspace system. This course will explore some misunderstood procedures and give a behind the scenes perspective that will help you make the most of your flying in controlled airspace. We will use IFR examples but the topics covered will benefit VFR pilots as well.

2/24/21

7 p.m. CST

Owner in Command: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Knew Them
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Sebastien Seykora

 

A detailed look at the maintenance decisions and responsibilities of owning a certified or amateur-built aircraft, with special emphasis on Canadian rules and registered aircraft. Covering regulations, maintenance schedules, service bulletins, airworthiness directives, and various manufacturers service instructions in order to determine when and how to inspect and maintain registered aircraft.

3/2/21

7 p.m. CST

Panthers and Beyond
HOMEBUILDERS WEBINAR SERIES

Dan and Rachel Weseman

 

Dan and Rachel Weseman of Sport Performance Aviation will discuss the Panther, a single seat, aerobatic, mid-sized, low wing Sport or LSA aerobatic airplane with quick fold wings. They will also talk about progress on Cougar, an upcoming two seat version of the Panther.

3/3/21

7 p.m. CST

How Mags Fail
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Following up on his previous EAA webinar about aircraft magnetos, Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses the various ways that magnetos can fail, how pilots can safely deal with these failures (and why they usually don't), and how proper maintenance can prevent these failures from happening in the first place.

3/9/21

7 p.m. CST

Bong: America’s Ace of Aces
MUSEUM WEBINAR SERIES

Chris Henry

 

Join Chris Henry from the EAA Aviation Museum as he discusses the life of America’s highest-scoring WWII ace, Richard Bong. The fascinating story will lead to a discussion about the EAA Aviation museum’s beautiful P-38 which is painted to honor Bong and his wife Marge.

3/10/21

7 p.m. CST

Pushing Past TBO - Running your Rotax Engine "On Condition"
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Many of us are experienced with the ubiquitous Lycomings and Continentals, engines based upon 1930s designs. The Rotax 900 series of aircraft engines, which now power 80% of the light-sport fleet, are noted for their reliability and longevity. These modern European designs defy our notion of time between overhauls. In this FAA WINGS and AMT Award webinar, Prof. H. Paul Shuch, a noted flight instructor and Rotax maintenance technician, tells you why you can forget everything you know about TBO and how you can keep your Rotax operational far longer than you expected.

3/17/21

7 p.m. CDT

Sling Aircraft Kits

Mike Blyth

 

Mike Blyth from Sling Aircraft will cover the Sling series of amateur-built and light-sport aircraft, including their history of development, performance, flight characteristics, and flight testing for the new high-wing airplane available in both tricycle and taildragger versions.

3/24/21

7 p.m. CDT

SNAGGED! Dealing with Defects Safely and Legally
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Sebastien Seykora

 

A review of where, when, and how to record aircraft defects and how to determine if they affect the airworthiness of small private registered aircraft, with special emphasis on Canadian rules and registered aircraft. Sebastien Seykora will discuss typical problem scenarios and go through where to look and how to determine if a snag grounds the aircraft and how to keep flying legally if it doesn’t.

3/31/21

7 p.m. CDT

Engine Care Items Every Pilot Should Know
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Bill Ross

 

This seminar is designed to answer many of the questions we as owners have regarding the proper care and feeding of our aircraft engines. Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts will discuss maintenance and operational best practices. Attending this seminar will result in enhanced safety, reliability, and lower direct operational cost of engine ownership.

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