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From the DAR Side

2/27/2018 11:02:00 AM By Joe Norris, EAA Flight Training Manager & AB-DAR

Ever since the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft regulations were instituted a little more than a decade ago, many homebuilt aircraft builders have chosen to set 1,320 pounds as the maximum gross weight of their aircraft. 

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2017 Spirit of Flight Award Winner

8/25/2017 4:18:00 PM

FAA manager and EAA member Mark Giron received the Spirit of Flight Award during AirVenture.  

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FAA Experimental Fatal Accident Dashboard

8/22/2017 3:56:00 PM

EAA collaborates with the FAA’s Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention to track fatal experimental aircraft accidents over the course of the federal fiscal year.

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Technical Counselor, Flight Advisor Forms Go Electronic, AirVenture, and Privatization

8/22/2017 10:08:00 AM By Charlie Becker, EAA Director of Chapters and Communities, and Homebuilt Community Manager

A new digital option exists for turning in your technical counselor visit reports and flight advisor session reports.

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Program Updates – Please Read

5/15/2017 3:35:00 PM

I’m pleased to report that the online search for technical counselors and flight advisors have been completely overhauled and upgraded.

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Mentors Needed for EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize

5/15/2017 3:28:00 PM

EAA is seeking experts in engineering, flight test, and flight training to serve as mentors for applicants to the EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize.

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Tales From the DAR Side

5/15/2017 3:24:00 PM By Joe Norris, EAA Lifetime 113615, EAA Flight Training Manager

As homebuilding gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s, homebuilders found it more and more difficult to get an FAA inspector to perform their airworthiness inspection in a timely manner.

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Support Group Formed to Help Pilots Get Back Into the Cockpit After an Accident

5/15/2017 3:16:00 PM

Surviving an accident is oftentimes the beginning of a challenging time for a pilot. The FAA will investigate, the wreckage will have to be dealt with, insurance claims have to be filed, and everyone will want to know what happened.

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Found in the Field

5/12/2017 4:03:00 PM By Vic Syracuse, EAA 180848, Technical Counselor/Flight Advisor

Exhaust Issues

2/17/2017 2:20:00 PM By Vic Syracuse, EAA 180848, Technical Counselor/Flight Advisor

I was performing a pre-buy inspection on an RV-6, when I noticed the right exhaust stack was so close to the cowling that the cowling had been burned.

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