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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

3/20/19

7 p.m. CDT

Temporary Flight Restrictions, Airspace, and ADS-B
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

John Townsley

 

Temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) are a fact of flying. John Townsley will discuss the more common TFRs that we may encounter on a coast-to-coast cross-country flight. Some TFRs can appear with no notice, others may show up with lots of warning, and some are charted. John discusses strategies we can use to learn when and where TFRs might be along our route of flight. He will explain what pilots should do to avoid a violation, including some gotchas that have tripped up many pilots and the types of violations and enforcement. This webinar will also include a brief discussion of where ADS-B Out will be required after January 1, 2020, including some of the benefits and pitfalls of that not-so-new requirement.

3/26/19

7 p.m. CDT

Avoiding Stalls and Spins
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Gordon Penner

 

Gordon Penner, master CFI-Aerobatics and FAA Gold Seal instructor, presents a simple and practical description of stalls and spins as commonly covered in the emergency maneuver training (EMT) course. Understanding these simple principles will help you to avoid an unintentional stall and spin.

4/3/19

7 p.m. CDT

Errors of Distraction
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Just as pilots need a sterile cockpit during takeoff, landing, and other critical phases of flight, mechanics also need a distraction-free workplace when performing safety-critical maintenance tasks. Unfortunately, many GA maintenance shops are distraction-rich environments and when mechanics get distracted, serious errors of omission can occur. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P/IA talks about how frequently such errors occur and what protective measures aircraft owners and pilots should take.

4/10/19

7 p.m. CDT

Good Things to Know About ADS-B Installation
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Dick Socash

 

For some, the task of selecting, installing, and testing an ADS-B Out solution to meet the January 1, 2020 mandate remains. Dick Socash recently installed an ADS-B system in his experimental RV-7A and learned general information is easily located on the internet, but the details on how things work are sometimes harder to find. Such as, once a system is installed, how does one test, interpret the flight report, and troubleshoot problems? When buying an ADS-B system online and installing it yourself, there sometimes is a feeling of being technically abandoned. Dick will share his experiences to help ease your concerns.

4/17/19

7 p.m. CDT

Buying, Selling, Importing, and Exporting Homebuilt Aircraft and Projects
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Tim Hoversten

 

Tim Hoversten, EAA technical aviation specialist, will provide advice, share tips, and review the paperwork and rules for buying, selling, importing, and exporting experimental amateur-built aircraft and projects. Special emphasis on buying and selling from Canada and liability concerns associated with maintaining, buying and selling.

4/23/19

7 p.m. CDT

Controllability as Affected by Weight and Balance
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Gordon Penner

 

Gordon Penner, master CFI-Aerobatics and FAA Gold Seal instructor, presents a simple and practical description of how critical flying within weight and center of gravity (CG) range is to controllability of the airplane. He will provide examples of how being out of CG range can put your aircraft out of control.

5/1/19

7 p.m. CDT

Powerplant Resurrection
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Piston aircraft engines hate to sit unflown. Unfortunately, periods of disuse lasting months or even years are not uncommon. In this webinar, engine guru Mike Busch, A&P/IA, offers specific advice on how to revive an inactive engine in a fashion that minimizes the likelihood of collateral damage from the usual dry start scenario. He talks about how to properly prelubricate the engine before that critical first start, and how to operate it and assess its condition immediately afterward.

5/8/19

7 p.m. CDT

How to Fail Your FAA Knowledge Test
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Although properly prepared flight students generally ace their FAA knowledge test, failure is certainly an option. In this FAA WINGS Webinar, Professor H. Paul Shuch, an experienced CFI and FAA-designated pilot examiner (DPE), shares with you the top 25 ways to snatch defeat from out of the jaws of victory.

5/15/19

7 p.m. CDT

Building and Flying the Zenith CH 750: From Cruzer to "Super Duty" STOL
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Sebastien Heintz

 

The high-wing Zenith CH 750 series is one of the most popular kit aircraft designs on the market today, and now includes the STOL CH 750 "Super Duty" model with more power and payload, and the addition of a rear jump seat. Kits for the CH 750 series continue to be improved upon, making them easier and quicker than ever to build. Learn about the design philosophy, building process and flight characteristics of these popular homebuilt aircraft from Sebastien Heintz, president of Zenith Aircraft Co.

5/21/19

7 p.m. CDT

Preventive Maintenance for Aircraft Owners
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Tim Harmer

 

Tim Harmer will talk about the inner workings of aircraft preventive maintenance. This introduction will cover the FAA's definitions, expectations, and legalities of what an aircraft owner can do to reduce the cost of ownership. The presentation will also discuss the removal, installation, and repairing of landing gear tires.

5/22/19

7 p.m. CDT

Young Eagles New Online Registration Overview

Brian O'Lena

 

Join Brian O’Lena from the EAA Young Eagles office and learn how your EAA chapter can benefit from the new Young Eagles online registration system. Preregister your pilots, volunteers, and kids, and manage your rally for the best results.

6/5/19

7 p.m. CDT

Rush to Judgment
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

An aircraft owner notices that his oil pressure has been trending downward in recent months. He brings his plane to a large, well-known, factory-authorized service center to have the oil pressure adjusted. They tell him that his engine needs to be replaced or overhauled to the tune of $50,000, and that trying to adjust the oil pressure up would be "like putting a Band-Aid on a bullet wound." The engine is about mid-TBO and the owner is understandably in a state of shock. Mike Busch A&P/IA relates how one of his Savvy Aviation colleagues came to the rescue and got the plane out of jail and the owner airborne (with good oil pressure) in a matter of a few hours.

6/18/19

7 p.m. CDT

Managing Energy and Developing Style: A Beginner's Guide to Advancing in Aerobatics
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Aaron McCartan

 

Captain of the 2018 U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team Aaron McCartan presents a grassroots approach to getting the most out of your airplane and presenting figures for optimal grading. Beginning with some rudimentary exercises to maximize performance and continues through developing a commanding presence inside the box. Anyone from beginners to those who are considering escalating a category could gain some valuable insight.