Homebuilders Week

Join us on January 26-30, 2021, during the first EAA Homebuilders Week online event. Experts from every corner of the homebuilt aircraft community will bring their knowledge and information to builders everywhere through free and interactive webinars. Topics covered include workshops on sheet metal, welding, and wood; aircraft designs from a variety of industry leaders; part selection when building; buying secondhand; and more.

This weeklong event coincides with the 68th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953. Homebuilders Week will be a tremendous learning opportunity that celebrates our legacy of, as EAA founder Paul Poberezny often said, using hand and mind to create aircraft that allow us to enjoy the personal freedom of flight!

Homebuilder Stories
  • <span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 18px;">Paul Poberezny, EAA Founder</span>/<span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 16px;"><em>EAA Sport Aviation</em>, December 1974</span>
    “EAA was created so as to use the freedom of man's mind and hand to create. To design, build, and fly. To use the vast ocean of air above us. To draw upon the vast abundance of past aviation progress and to perpetuate as well as add to it.”

    Paul Poberezny, EAA Founder
    EAA Sport Aviation, December 1974
  • <span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 18px;">Mike Dooley, EAA 834638</span>/<span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 16px;">Van’s RV-8</span>
    “I’m a woodworker in terms of background. I built a metal airplane. It surprised a lot of my family members. They’d say, ‘You’re doing what? What do you know about sheet metal?’ I’m like, ‘Nothing, but I’m going to learn!’
    You are going to pick up new skills along the way; you’re going to learn a lot of things along the way. If you go into it with a smile on your face, you’re going to have a good time doing it.”

    Mike Dooley, EAA 834638
    Van’s RV-8
  • <span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 18px;">Christopher Ward, EAA 645926</span>/<span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 16px;">Zenith CH 750 Cruzer</span>
    “I’ve never built anything like this before and I tell you, if I can do it, anyone can do it. Once you get into it, especially with these kits, nowadays, they’re match drilled, so if you put model planes together in the past, you actually will be able to easily build some of these projects. The only thing is that you have to always keep building, don’t get frustrated, don’t let anything get you down, just constantly keep after it, and if you keep after it, you will eventually reach your goal.”

    Christopher Ward, EAA 645926
    Zenith CH 750 Cruzer
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