Common latex paint can be an affordable, non-toxic option for finishing homebuilt aircraft. It can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed, and then sanded and polished to a see-yourself shine that will last for years.
Whether you are already building a Super Cub, or have an interest in building, this forum will provide you the information you need to know. Hear Super Cub kit builder Bill Rusk introduce the many kit options on the market and his flying experiences.
What steps do I take? Where do I learn about aircraft painting? What type of paint to use? Who paints planes? What does it cost to paint a plane? How do I pick a paint scheme? What types of exterior design are available?
The “When, Where, What, Why and How” of buying an airplane. Where’s the best deal, what time of year to buy and how to evaluate the price of an aircraft. What a pre-buy inspection covers and what’s the most important part of the inspection.
2020 marks 25 years since the introduction of the RV-8. Van's will talk about where the airplane came from and why, how it's changed, and what the RV-8 has represented since it became one of the most iconic kit aircraft designs.
Great advancements in battery technology have been made since the innovation of the lead acid battery in 1859. This forum is designed to provide educational information about use of lithium batteries and how to use them safely in your plane.
A humorous and frightening look at Dick Rutan's life, from the beginning of adventurous living while a baby on the family farm, to an illustrious and highly decorated career in the Air Force, to building and flying his brother’s aircraft designs.
Dynon Certified builds on the work that EAA and Dynon pioneered to bring affordable avionics to type certificated aircraft. SkyView HDX— Dynon’s flagship system—is now available in nearly 600 type certificated aircraft models, with more coming soon.
Gordon Penner presents simple and clear explanations of the elements leading up to a base to final stall/spin accident. Learn how to recognize and stop these elements, and about the true nature of stalls and spins.
The first flight after maintenance is the most likely time for something to go wrong. Mike Busch A&P/IA offers advice on what you should do before and during the first flight after an annual or other major maintenance.
Catch-up with Sonex Aircraft’s John Monnett and learn about all of the exciting developments from the popular kit aircraft manufacturer including the homecoming of the Sonerai line of sport aircraft, development of the 2-place SubSonex and more!
In 1910, self-taught engineer Emma Lilian Todd became the first woman to design a working airplane when her biplane successfully soared over the Hempstead Plains in New York. Author Kirsten W. Larson shares the life of this early aviation pioneer.
A fast-paced review of essential iPad skills and new developments in the world of apps. Learn how to pick the right iPad model, how to use ADS-B weather in flight, how to use the latest ForeFlight features, and why SOPs can help you fly safer.
From first-person experience of his F-117 assignment through training, deployment, mission planning, and combat flights, William O’Connor relates the day-to-day life of a pilot in the world’s first stealth fighter.
Engine expert Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses how to maximize your piston aircraft engine's chances of going the distance. He talks about the four leading engine killers, and the six tools you can use to tell whether your engine is safe to fly.
Come learn about the purest form of flight and also the least expensive...Powered Paragliding. Join us for a presentation covering the history of Powered Paragliding, FAA Regulations, Basic Equipment, Ground School, Flight Training and FAQs.
Chris Henry from the EAA staff discusses the heroic story of the Doolittle Raid and the men who took part in the mission. Chris will share fascinating details of America’s first daring strike back at the homeland of Japan during World War II.
An eye-opening look at corrosion and other serious issues that affect our aging fleet of general aviation airplanes. We will cover how to deal with common problems, and what is involved in saving these aircraft for the next generation.
Are you serious about learning to Fly? Learn what to do, and mistakes to avoid, along the way. We'll tell you what is really required, about all the costs involved, and the things you can do to save yourself both time and money.
This forum will present answers to your questions about windshields, windows, canopies and lenses. We will cover materials, best practices, and the use of proper tools. Care and maintenance will also be covered.
An introduction to the sport, no prior knowledge required. We'll dive into aerobatic competition, including the Aresti language, basic rules and concepts, and the aerobatic box, with video examples of the different levels of flying.
This presentation covers the fundamentals of flying with ForeFlight. You will learn how to setup and navigate the ForeFlight app, find airport information, look at weather, build a route, brief and file a flight plan, and more.
Engine expert Mike Busch A&P/IA explains everything you ever wanted to know about modern digital engine monitor instrumentation: their history, the types of equipment available, and how to use it for routine in-flight monitoring.
Overview of electronic ignition systems for General Aviation and how these systems impact performance and fuel economy. Discussion will include replacing magneto systems, including a replacement package for the Bendix Dual Magneto.
This forum covers the P-51 and P-47 fighters, including their designs, engines, and technologies. Their performance and tactics won the Allies air superiority over the Luftwaffe in the skies over Europe.
This forum explores many of the myths regarding saving money through deferring recommended maintenance. You’ll learn the facts that show how actually following prescribed maintenance practices can reduce costs and increase safety and reliability.
This presentation, led by United Airlines Captains Curtis Brunjes and Bebe O’Neil, and Talent Acquisition and Recruitment experts Susan White and Kerri Beuker, provide insight to pursue a career in aviation.
Flying a tailwheel is not as difficult as people make it out to be. We’ll cover all the basics and explain the techniques in a way that no questions will be left unanswered, but, if there are, we’ll answer them.
Building your own airplane is often a very rewarding experience. Discussion about the advantages (and disadvantages) of building your own airplane, and overview of the costs, time, skills, workshop etc. needed to build and fly your very own airplane.
This presentation will focus on the tax changes and incentives in the recently passed CARES Act that impact general aviation operation. It will also go into detail on the benefits of owning and operating an aircraft for business.
Artist John Stahr will give a visual tour of colorful aircraft with themes developed from the builder’s dream and the power of imaginative teamwork. He will cover the creative process of the design concept and the often airbrush-rendered artwork.
Thanks to the efforts of EAA and others, lower-cost autopilots are now available for certificated aircraft. One owner decides to get a taste of Homebuilding through an A&P supervised autopilot installation! Join us for the adventure.
Yes, a good traffic pattern can set you up for a good landing. But what really matters is what you do on final. Join the "Don’t Get Rusty" webinar hosts for a fun chat about what you need to be doing during those critical 60 seconds before landing.
US Airline Pilot Job Market Demand - Majors, Regionals, Fractionals and more. Future pilot retirements and market growth. Minimum and average qualifications and experience. Career values for pay, benefits, and retirement.
Mike Busch A&P/IA discusses how to deal with every aircraft owner's worst nightmare: a mechanical breakdown that leaves your airplane stranded away from home base. He illustrates the right and wrong way to deal with such situations.
Solar Power and AGM 12 volt batteries. A play by play report on an ongoing effort to completely run the hangar from solar power and batteries. Compressors, lighting, connectors, chargers, and much more.
Have you ever looked up at the night’s sky and wondered, “ Are we alone in the universe?” or perhaps, “How were the first stars and planets created?” NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is set to answer these questions and more.