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Homebuilt Aircraft

Amateur-Built Accident Rate Drops to New Low in 2017

10/4/2018 1:17:00 PM

The experimental amateur-built accident rate dropped to below three per 100,000 flight hours for the first time ever in 2017.

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Improve Your Homebuilding Skills at AirVenture With SOLIDWORKS

7/21/2018 4:26:00 PM By Randy Dufault

Since 2016, all EAA members can access and use Dassault Systemes SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD software to help with the design, building, and enhancement of experimental aircraft components and, quite possibly, entire airplanes.

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Fiberglass SportAir Workshop Empowers Sheet Metal Builders

4/19/2018 2:11:00 PM

Van’s RVs and similar homebuilt aircraft are largely constructed by working with sheet metal, but there’s more involved in the completion of these airplanes.

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Record-Setting Homebuilder Featured in New Book

3/29/2018 12:07:00 PM

When we last wrote about Eileen Bjorkman, EAA Lifetime 435061, a few years ago, she was “blogging her way to a book” titled The Propeller under the Bed, which she intended as a recounting of her father Arnold Ebneter’s 50-year quest to set an aviation distance record.

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Nominations Sought for Tony Bingelis, Spirit of Flight Awards

3/8/2018 10:10:00 AM

Do you know of an outstanding technical counselor or a pilot who has significant flight test experience and shared that knowledge with fellow EAA members? 

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Homebuilts at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

2/9/2017 2:04:00 PM

The Homebuilts area is the place to go for the makers and doers at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. 

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Sport Aviation Halls of Fame Accepting Nominations

1/10/2017 3:38:00 PM

The history of aviation is marked by men and women who possessed the passion, leadership, and can-do spirit to ignore the known limits of possibility.

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Texas Aerospace Engineering Students Building an RV-12

12/15/2016 10:37:00 AM

Twenty-four high school students in Georgetown, Texas, are getting the opportunity to experience homebuilding firsthand thanks to the efforts of members of the local aviation community including high school teacher and pilot Dan Weyant.

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Teen Sells Jewelry to Support Homebuilding Dream

11/22/2016 2:59:00 PM

At just 15 years old, Rachel St Louis is well on her way to achieving her homebuilding dreams, selling homemade aviation jewelry to fund her SkyReach BushCat LSA project.

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Winging It West For Labor Day

10/20/2016 3:50:00 PM By Tom Charpentier, EAA 1082006; EAA Government Advocacy Specialist

VFR flying demands a bizarre mix of meticulous planning and a penchant for spontaneity. I learned that over Labor Day weekend when my girlfriend and I set out one morning for a vacation in South Dakota’s Black Hills and instead ended up in Boulder, Colorado.

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