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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.


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


7 p.m. CST

Van's RV-14

Greg Hughes and Rob Heap


Van’s Aircraft engineer Rob Heap and community director Greg Hughes will discuss the company’s latest aircraft design, the RV-14. Van's recently released a powerplant upgrade for the RV-14, the Lycoming IO-390-EXP119. Rob and Greg will discuss the process the company and its partners went through in designing and developing the new installation package in order to provide the maximum possible performance out of the new engine option.


7 p.m. CST

Your Engine's Lifeblood
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


There's a lot more to piston engine oil than you might think. The lubrication requirements of slow-turning direct-drive Continentals and Lycomings are quite modest, but aircraft engine oil needs to do lots more than lubricate. We also depend on it to clean, cool, seal, and protect against corrosion. It takes a complex package of additives to do all this. In this webinar, Mike Busch offers a guided tour of the complexities of aircraft engine oil, and offers recommendations on selecting the best oil for your engine.


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.


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.


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.



7 p.m. CST

RANS S-21 Outbound, All Metal, All Purpose

Randy Schlitter


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


7 p.m. CST

Good Eyes, Great Catch!
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


Maintenance-induced problems are common, and it often takes an experienced pair of eyes to diagnose them. In this webinar, maintenance guru Mike Busch tells the true-life story of an aircraft owner who made a routine fuel stop at a remote airport in Nevada only to discover the left side of his airplane was covered with oil, and the six-day ordeal that followed during which a near-catastrophic engine problem was diagnosed and fixed. There are a number of lessons to be learned from this pilot's close call.


7 p.m. CST

Aerobatic Airplanes Made Affordable and Enjoyable
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Bruce Mamont and Renee Brilhante


Forming clubs or co-ownership agreements can be a great way to fly aerobatic capable aircraft. Join IAC members Bruce Mamont and Renee Brilhante as they discuss tips on how to and pitfalls to avoid when setting up an Aerobatic Aircraft Acro-Ownership or Club.


7 p.m. CST

Hot Topics in Aviation Medical Certification
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Dr. Steve Leonard, Donald R. Andersen, Greg Reigel, and Patrick Floyd


A discussion with Dr. Steve Leonard and a panel of aviation attorneys will cover recent trends, changes, and hot topics in aviation medical certification. Based on these developments, the panel will discuss what pilots can expect as they navigate the current aviation medical environment, and how they can recognize and avoid potential problems as well as chart a course that gets them to their destination without incident.


7 p.m. CST

Night Flight
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Larry Bothe


Join Larry Bothe, an 8,000-hour small airplane pilot and CFI, as he discusses basic information and best practices for flying at night. Topics include the FAA’s definitions of night, airport and aircraft lights, flashlights, and night vision; hazards to night flight, such as obstacles and ground fog, and risk management during night cross-country flight.


7 p.m. CST

It's Baffling
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


A complex set of rigid baffles and flexible baffle seals are critical in keeping your engine cool. In this webinar, engine guru Mike Busch explains how the cooling system works, and discusses how to diagnose and correct cooling system problems. Mike illustrates this with a real-life story involving a Cessna T210 whose front most cylinders always seemed to have higher CHTs than the others, and how Mike helped the owner cure this problem with the help of some smartphone photos.


7 p.m. CST

Avionics Options for your Homebuilt Aircraft with Dynon

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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