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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

12/12/18

7 p.m. CST

Master the Transition: Earning Your Complex and High-Performance Endorsements
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Tom Turner

 

There’s a lot more to earning your high-performance and/or complex endorsements than just more power and moving the gear switch up and down. Tom Turner will discuss what you really need to know to master high-performance and complex airplanes so you’ll fly safely and with confidence by fully understanding normal, abnormal, and emergency operations.

12/19/18

7 p.m. CST

Tail Wheels 101: Inspection and Maintenance
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Joe Norris

 

Tail wheels are critical to proper ground handling characteristics of conventional gear airplanes; however, they are often neglected and improperly maintained, which can cause ground handling and potential loss of control issues. EAA Flight Training Manager and A&P/IA mechanic Joe Norris discusses commonly overlooked items and tips to inspect and maintain a tail wheel assembly.

1/2/19

8 p.m. CST

Just Inspect It, Please
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

When aircraft go in for their annual inspection, many A&P/IAs assume it's okay for them to repair any discrepancies they find in the course of the inspection. Owners should never allow this to happen, says maintenance expert Mike Busch, because it's a sure prescription for sticker shock and owner-mechanic disputes. In this webinar, Busch advises owners how to clearly explain to their mechanics what they are authorized to do (inspect the aircraft) and what they are not authorized to do (perform any repairs or order any parts) until after the owner has reviewed the inspection results and explicitly approved specific repairs and associated cost estimates.

1/9/19

7 p.m. CST

Less Than Ideal: Short Field, Soft Field, and Obstacle Operations
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

There are 19,000 landing facilities in the U.S., but not all are ideal. You may have trained on 10,000 feet of concrete with clear approaches at both ends, but someday you may not be so lucky. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS award webinar, we will explore operations on soft fields, short fields, and over obstacles. You will learn how to perfectly execute precision takeoffs and landings on imperfect runways, and how to judge when not to try.

1/16/19

7 p.m. CST

An IMC Icing Accident - Why?
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Andy Miller

 

Weather rarely brings down airplanes on its own — it needs the pilot's help. Join Andy Miller as he discusses an aircraft that was brought down by icing, and explore how the accident could have been avoided.

1/23/19

7 p.m. CST

Introducing the EAA Flight Test Manual
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Tom Charpentier, Vic Syracuse

 

EAA Government Relations Director Tom Charpentier and Homebuilt Aircraft Council Chairman Vic Syracuse discuss the EAA Flight Test Manual, an exciting new offering from EAA that contains a step-by-step program for flight testing. The program takes the builder, restorer, and/or owner from first engine runs to creating their own customized operating handbook.

1/30/19

7 p.m. CST

History of the B-17 Memphis Belle

Chris Henry

 

Join EAA’s B-17 historian Chris Henry as he talks about the iconic B-17 Memphis Belle. This must-see presentation will cover not only the combat career of this famous bomber, but also what happened to it after the war, and how it got to where it is now.

2/6/19

7 p.m. CST

Breaking Good
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

From time to time, every piston aircraft owner faces the question of how to break in new cylinders. Sometimes this involves just one or two newly replaced jugs, other times it's after a top or major overhaul. There's a lot of conflicting information about how best to do this. In this webinar, Mike Busch A&P mechanic with inspection authorization goes back to first principles to take the mystery out of how to do it right.

2/27/19

7 p.m. CST

Paramotors: Learning, Flying, and Buying the Smallest, Most Portable Aircraft
Qualifies for FAA Wings credit.

Jeff Goin

 

Jeff Goin takes you through a typical journey of learning to fly a powered paraglider, including the options, costs, challenges, and capabilities. He'll include choices that improve the fun and reduce your chances of the bad things. The incredible capability is contrasted with how to avoid the dark side, including some fun anecdotes along the way. Myths will be busted and questions will be answered from a secret airport location deep in the Green Swamp of Central Florida while beating off snakes, alligators, and fire ants.

3/6/19

8 p.m. CST

An IA's Dilemma
Qualifies for FAA Wings and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

When performing an annual inspection, what should an A&P mechanic with inspection authorization do when they find something significant in the aircraft's maintenance records that conflicts with what the aircraft owner says? Who should the A&P/IA believe, the owner or the logbooks? Like many things in aviation, the answer is it depends. Maintenance expert and A&P/IA Mike Busch explores this thorny issue with the help of two real-life case studies whose outcomes were quite different.