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                   Upcoming EAA Webinars


Aircraft Spruce & SpecialtyThese live multimedia presentations are informative and interactive, allowing the presenter to use slides and audio, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion.

EAA gratefully acknowledges the support of Aircraft Spruce and Specialty Co. for their generous sponsorship of EAA webinars.

Registration is required, and space is limited. 






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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.







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