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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

9/18/19

7 p.m. CDT

Inflight Weather Hazard Avoidance Strategies
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Scott Dennstaedt

 

Not feeling confident of your grasp of how weather systems can affect the safety of a flight? Join Scott Dennstaedt, CFI, former NWS research meteorologist, and EAA’s subject matter expert on weather, for this webinar on deciphering whether to fly through a weather system, including such topics as icing, turbulence, convective hazards and more in this 90-minute webinar. You’ll learn what to look for while en route and strategies to avoid getting caught in adverse weather.

9/24/19

7 p.m. CDT

EAA’s New Online Builders Log

Don White and Charlie Becker

 

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019, EAA launched a free online builders log to provide our homebuilding members a way to document compliance with the 51% rule and share their building progress with others. This webinar will cover the features and benefits of this new, free member tool and how to use it.

9/25/19

7 p.m. CDT

How to use EAA’s SkillScore™ Tracker to Maintain Proficiency
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Radek Wyrzykowski

 

Ready to get started maintaining your proficiency? This Webinar will show you how to track your aviation activities to help maintain proficiency and develop an overall proficiency score! We will explore the installation and setup requirements to get started. We will explain how SkillScore™ Tracker works and show you how to analyze your flight in detail using CloudAhoy connected to your Tracker. We will show you how to increase your score and what are the potential future benefits of keeping it high. But most importantly, show you how to establish a way for you to become more proficient in the sky.

10/2/19

7 p.m. CDT

FAA's Safety Continuum
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Though the FAA's primary job is ensure aviation safety, it recognizes that different kinds of aircraft and operations require different levels of safety. The agency calls this its "Safety Continuum." Most of us know that the operating rules are fare more stringent for commercial operations under Part 135 or 121 than they are for us Part 91 folks. Less well-understood are the dramatic differences in maintenance requirements. In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch offers a guided tour through the FAA's complicated and somewhat obscure maintenance requirements, and demonstrates just how good we Part 91 folks have it.

10/9/19

7 p.m. CDT

ADS-B Update: Equipping for 2020 and Reviewing the Latest Portable Receivers
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

John Zimmerman

 

Automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (better known as ADS-B) is quickly becoming a reality. Unfortunately, much of the information related to ADS-B is unnecessarily confusing. While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will experience as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language as the 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipage looms. Learn about the leading panel-mount ADS-B solutions plus the exciting developments in the portable market from Sporty’s ADS-B expert, John Zimmerman. We’ll cut through the jargon so you understand what’s important — and what’s not.

10/15/19

7 p.m. CDT

Decathlon Airplanes: Evolution in Fifty Years of Production
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Jody Bradt

 

American Champion engineer and flight test pilot Jody Bradt talks about his experience supporting changes and updates to the Decathlon. Learn about how the Decathlon is built, tested, and maintained. Learn about modifications that will improve the utility of your American Champion airplane.

10/16/19

7 p.m. CDT

Improving Your Flight Proficiency
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Steve Krog

 

There is a great deal of difference between being “current” and being “proficient’. Which are you? In this webinar, flight instructor Steve Krog will discuss easy ways to improve proficiency and make you a better safer pilot.

10/23/19

7 p.m. CDT

Engine Leaning Made Simple
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Bill Ross

 

Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts will discuss lean of peak and rich of peak operations. These principals are useful whether you fly a Superior Air Parts, Continental or Lycoming powered aircraft. You have probably asked or wondered, “Will I hurt my engine running lean of peak?”. Bill's discussion based on sound engineering and tested data, will help you increase safety, reliability and reduce overall operational costs.

10/29/19

7 p.m. CDT

EAA Flying Clubs - Growing Participation in Aviation

David Leiting Jr., 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 Jr. from the EAA chapter office will help you learn the ins and outs of forming a separate nonprofit flying club at your local airport!

10/30/19

7 p.m. CDT

Loss of Control – Root Causes and Innovation Opportunities - Part 2
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Loss of Control Committee Members

 

This webinar continues the discussion initiated at AirVenture and in the August 28th Webinar to deeply define the root causes of Loss of Control accidents. A wide-ranging root cause model developed by the webinar panelists reveals that reducing fatalities is a very multi-dimensional problem – there is no one “silver bullet” solution, but instead a range of diverse technical, regulatory, training, culture and behavioral challenges that must be met.

This second webinar, presented by the team of aviation and industry experts that created the root cause model, will first ground the participants in the different dimensions of it. Then, members of the team will discuss the many open areas for innovation in the second of two parts of the model that still exist beyond those already known or proposed. Topics that will be covered in this webinar are Aircraft Systems and Aerodynamics, Failure to Regain Aircraft Control, and the Physics of Impacts.

This webinar intends to stimulate the innovative spirit of the EAA and broader aviation community to create novel, effective and implementable solutions to this persistent challenge of LOC accidents and fatalities. The presenters in this second webinar will be Dave Morss – Test pilot and Air Racer, Andy Mogensen, Astronaut and member of the European Space Agency, Bryan Lynch, Pilot and CTO of Reliant Heart and Robert Orlean, Pilot and President of Orlean Technical Solutions.

Attendees to the webinar are encouraged to download a copy of the complete root cause model at https://eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/loss-of-control-root-cause-model

11/6/19

7 p.m. CDT

What is Preventive Maintenance?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

The FAA permits a pilot to perform preventive maintenance (PM) on an aircraft owned or operated by that pilot, provided the aircraft is used strictly for non-commercial operations. Pilots may do PM without any A&P involvement, which is pretty cool. But what exactly constitutes PM? In FAR Part 43 Appendix A, the FAA has listed 31 specific tasks that they consider to be PM. But in 2009, the FAA's Rulemaking Division issued a little-known legal interpretation that expands the definition of PM far beyond those 31 items. In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch takes you through these regs. and legal interpretations to shed light on the question of what maintenance tasks it is really permissible for a pilot to do on his own recognizance.

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