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Some EAA Webinars qualify for credit in the FAA's WINGS or AMT awards program. Visit www.faasafety.gov for details.



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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)

1/29/20

7 p.m. CST

Compression Testing Aircraft Engines and Maximizing Cylinder Life
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Bill Ross

 

Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts will explore many of the myths and legends surrounding the aircraft engine compression test and explain exactly what the numbers mean. He will discuss compression testing techniques, borescope usage, and airworthiness determinations. You’ll learn it’s okay to question your maintenance provider findings.

2/5/20

7 p.m. CST

Bolted Joints in Tension
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Threaded fasteners (bolts, screws, and studs) loaded in tension are used to hold cylinders onto crankcases, connecting rods onto crankshafts, and Bonanza wings onto the fuselage. Such bolted joints are so ubiquitous that we take them for granted, but we shouldn't. Owners and mechanics often don't appreciate just how crucial it is for these fasteners to be tightened properly, and why. Maintenance expert Mike Busch explains why "preload" of these fasteners is all-important, and why using a torque wrench may not be the best way to achieve it.

2/11/20

7 p.m. CST

Tips & Tricks for Recording In-Flight Videos

Martin Pauly

 

In this webinar, Martin Pauly shares some of the lessons he has learned over the years of recording his flights and turning them into videos for his aviation YouTube channel. He will cover a variety of related topics, such as the camera and audio equipment, what causes propeller artifacts and how to eliminate them, recording sound from the radio and intercom, and the use of music in videos.

2/12/20

7 p.m. CST

Removing Winter Rust and Spin Avoidance
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Gordon Penner

 

Looking forward to a great flying season? Join IAC member Gordon Penner as he gives some tips to get current and knock off the rust from your flying skills that may have developed over the winter. Gordon is a master CFI-Aerobatics, specializing in emergency maneuvers training (EMT), aerobatics, tailwheel, and gliders. He will also vividly describe techniques for spin avoidance during this FAA WINGS qualifying webinar.

2/13/20

7 p.m. CST

Become a Better Chapter Leader – Presidents/Vice Presidents

Charlie Becker

 

Chapters Director Charlie Becker provides insights on the necessary tasks associated with the president and vice-president positions, as well as tips on chapter management and critical due dates for chapter-related events.

2/18/20

7 p.m. CST

EAA Flying Start: A Great Way to Grow Your Chapter

Serena Kamps

 

Join EAA Chapters’ staff as we discuss how to host a successful Flying Start event and recent improvements made to the program. Start planning now to be one of the chapters hosting a Flying Start event on International Learn to Fly Day on May 16 or any time this year. Flying Start is an opportunity to introduce new participants to aviation and get them involved in their local EAA chapter.

2/19/20

7 p.m. CST

Vans RV Maintenance Common Questions
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Vic Syracuse

 

Building on the December 11 webinar titled Van’s RV Maintenance Gotchas, RV builder and DAR Vic Syracuse provides a follow-up presentation. In this one, he highlights and clarifies common questions, discusses new maintenance issues not covered in the previous webinar, and of course includes a question-and-answer period after the presentation.

2/25/20

7 p.m. CST

Chapter Chat: Tax Exempt Basics

Patti Arthur

 

This webinar will cover the basics of tax exempt status for EAA chapters. Patti Arthur, a tax attorney with many years of experience helping EAA chapters, will help you understand the basic rules of tax exempt and charitable status.

2/26/20

7 p.m. CST

Bang for the Buck: Affordable Aircraft Building

Tim Hoversten

 

Tim Hoversten, technical aviation specialist at EAA HQ, shares information about designs you can build without a kit, which can lead to significant savings. Put the savings in your pocket, or use for added upgrades to make your dream airplane even better; building from plans can be the best bang for the buck!

2/27/20

7 p.m. CST

Become a Better Chapter Leader – Secretary/Treasurer

John Egan

 

Chapters Manager John Egan provides insights on the necessary tasks associated with the secretary and treasurer positions, as well as tips on chapter management and critical due dates for chapter-related events.

3/4/20

7 p.m. CST

Bolted Joints in Shear
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Bolted joints loaded in shear are used to hold the wings onto the fuselage of everything from RVs to Cessna 150s to B-17s. Almost all riveted joints are loaded in shear, and metal aircraft often have thousands of them. Maintenance expert Mike Busch discusses how these shear joints are designed, how they fail, and how to prevent them from doing so. He also discusses the pros and cons of rivets versus bolts.

3/11/20

7 p.m. CDT

Stabilized Approaches and Go-Arounds
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

Statistics show that 47 percent of all general aviation accidents, and 40 percent of fatalities, occur during the final approach and landing phases of flight. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS Award webinar, Prof. Shuch discusses the two best tools to counter such accidents: stabilized approaches, and properly executed go-arounds. Join this webinar to learn how to prevent landing accidents.

3/18/20

7 p.m. CDT

ATC and You: Communicating With Confidence and Clarity
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Richard Kennington and Bob Obma

 

Communicating with air traffic controllers can be intimidating if you don’t know the language. Instead of avoiding it, pilots can learn what they need to know to fly safely and efficiently in controlled airspace. Air traffic controllers Richard Kennington and Bob Obma will give participants the knowledge and insight they need to do just that in this FAA WINGS qualifying webinar.

3/24/20

7 p.m. CDT

Chapter Chat: Donations and Contributions to Chapters

Patti Arthur

 

Tax attorney Patti Arthur discusses the legalities, tax benefits, and the potential pitfalls when accepting donations of cash or property. She will discuss donations of completed aircraft, as well as partially built or unbuilt kit aircraft.

4/22/20

7 p.m. CDT

Flying Clubs - Growing Participation in Aviation

David Leiting, Chapter Field Representative II

 

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

5/19/20

7 p.m. CDT

Understanding Hypoxia in Aviation
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Steve Martin

 

Hypoxia in aviation is widely recognized as a potential threat, but poorly understood and under-respected by most aviators as a contributor to other accidents. Aerospace physiologist Steve Martin will discuss the facts and fallacies regarding the different types of hypoxia, recognition, causal and influencing factors, and mitigation techniques necessary to avoid this pervasive issue.

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