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EAA Launches Webinar Program

February 25, 2010Beginning March 3, EAA will offer a regular series of “webinars” (short for “web-based seminars”) as a new service to members. A webinar is a multimedia presentation transmitted live over the internet, viewed on a computer. The presenter can use slides, audio, and video as part of their presentation, while audience members can ask questions, chat, or be polled for their opinion.

Like the forums program at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA’s new webinar series will feature a range of speakers on a wide variety of aviation topics. The first official presentation - Design and Development of the B-17 - will be held on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m. Central Time. Host Sean Elliot, EAA’s Director of Aircraft Operations, is one of the few pilots qualified to fly the famous B-17 Flying Fortress.

You can sign up for the one-hour webinar here. The program is offered free of charge to all EAA members, but space is limited to the first 1,000 registrants.

Those who sign-up will be treated to a great presentation on the early days of the B-17. Elliot will take his audience on a fascinating journey about how a struggling aviation manufacturer, Boeing, took a chance in bidding for an Army Air Corps contract, and in so doing created an aircraft that became a pivotal part of the strategic bombing campaign of WWII. Each B-17 variant will be discussed in detail and the audience will be amazed at what field modifications took place during wartime.

Technical details
To view the webinar your computer must have audio speakers, and to ensure a quality experience a broadband internet connection is recommended.
Minimum recommended computer requirements:

PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® 2000 or newer
Macintosh®-based attendees: Required: Mac OS® X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer

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