Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine (online) – December 2020/January 2021 issue
OSHKOSH, WIS. – The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is launching a new online learning event for aircraft builders: Homebuilders Week. Beginning on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, and running through Saturday, January 30, 2021, the event will be five straight days of educational forums covering a broad spectrum of aircraft building topics. The live online presentations will be open to anyone interested in building their own aircraft. Sessions will start at 1:00 p.m. CST and run until 8:30 p.m.
“This is an opportunity for a new person to jump in with both feet and learn a lot about the wonderful world of homebuilding,” said Charlie Becker, EAA Homebuilt Community Manager. “We will cover areas like getting started successfully and techniques when building with sheet metal, composites, steel, and wood. But it won’t be just for the newbie; we are offering in-depth talks on panel planning, engine selection, FAA certification, flight testing, and selling a homebuilt aircraft. There will be something for every builder, whether they are just starting out, knee deep in a project, or just received their airworthiness certificate. It is going to be a great learning opportunity.”
EAA is working with industry experts, kit manufacturers, and other subject matter experts to provide top-notch material for builders. The sessions will be live and allow plenty of time for attendee questions. Recordings will be archived and available to EAA members for review.
The launch of Homebuilders Week coincides with the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Experimental Aircraft Association on January 26, 1953. Those founding members of EAA lit the fuse on the homebuilt movement that provides affordable access to aircraft ownership and today has spread worldwide.
Visit EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek to review the schedule and sign up for a session.