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7 p.m. CDT

Shuttle, Houston — a Look Inside Space Shuttle Mission Control

Paul Dye


Former NASA lead flight director and EAA member Paul Dye provides a compelling look inside 30 years of space shuttle missions, relaying stories of missions and their grueling training in vivid detail. Paul examines the split-second decisions that mission control and astronauts were forced to make in a field where mistakes are unthinkable, and errors can lead to the loss of a national resource, and more importantly the astronaut crew. This presentation is based on Dye’s new book, Shuttle, Houston, set for release on July 14 of this year.


7 p.m. CDT

Completing the FAA Application for Medical Certificate: Legal Traps for the Unwary
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Greg Reigel and Patrick Phillips


The EAA Legal Advisory Council will discuss legal issues arising from an airman’s completion of FAA Form 8050-8 Application for Airman Medical Certificate. Topics will include responding to the various medical history and other items in Question 18, the penalties for failing to accurately report the requested information and the relationship of reporting drug and alcohol-related motor vehicle actions under FAR 61.15 and Question 18(v)’s request for similar information on the medical application.


7 p.m. CDT

Why Valves Stick
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch


Sticking and stuck exhaust valves are a frequent problem in piston aircraft engines. In early stages, it manifests itself as roughness after engine start (so-called "morning sickness"), and it can progress into something much more serious and a significant cause of power-loss incidents and accidents. Conventional wisdom says that it's caused by carbonized oil buildup due to excessive heat. In this webinar, Mike Busch explains that the real culprit is lead, not carbon, and it's actually insufficient heat that's the problem. Proper powerplant management techniques can minimize this problem, and Mike shows you how.


12 p.m. CDT

Chapter Chat: Applying for Charitable Status - Filing the 1023EZ

Patti Arthur


Patti Arthur will walk you through the simplified IRS 1023EZ application. By becoming an IRS recognized charity under IRC section 501(c)(3), donations to the chapter are deductible by the donor.


7 p.m. CDT

Legal Issues in Buying and Selling GA Aircraft
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Kathy Yodice, Patrick Floyd and Alan L. Farkas


The EAA Legal Advisory Council will give you a practical overview of how to buy or sell an aircraft without getting snagged by legal issues. This webinar will address contracts, inspections, insurance, product liability, negligence, titles, registration, and international transactions. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the talk.


7 p.m. CDT

Air Shows: Not Just Events, But a Lifestyle!

Grant & Brittany Nielsen


Curious about the air show life? Join Grant and Brittany Nielsen as they talk about their journey as GN Airshows. Learn about becoming an air show performer and the lifestyle around air shows, air show announcing, and all of the nitty-gritty details.


7 p.m. CDT

How to Use Your Pilot's Operating Handbook
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Mike Bauer


Do you know what's in your airplane's pilot's operating handbook (POH)? Do you even have a POH? Maybe you have an owner's manual instead. What's the difference? Mike Bauer will discuss why you need a POH, what it contains, how to use it, and what to do if you don't have one.


7 p.m. CDT

Experiment in the Cockpit: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II

Katherine Sharp Landdeck


In September 1942, the leaders of the USAAF knew they desperately needed more pilots and decided to finally give women pilots a chance. In the beginning, they were uncertain whether women could fly military planes, but the women quickly proved themselves as effective pilots. Historian Katherine Sharp Landdeck, author of The Women With Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II, shares the story of how women got started flying for the USAAF and their successful experiment in the cockpit.


7 p.m. CDT

Unusual Attitude Training Versus Upset Prevention and Recovery Training: What’s the Difference and Why Does it Matter?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Randy Brooks and Norm Dequier


All pilots must demonstrate recovery from unusual attitudes and stalls during training, and regularly at the professional level. Yet, loss of control in flight (LOC-I) has been the leading cause of fatalities in every sector of aviation worldwide for several decades. Randy Brooks and Norm Dequier will discuss what is missing in current pilot training that allows this persistent threat to continue, and why LOC-I will remain the primary cause of aviation fatalities until we change the way we prepare pilots for recovery from airplane upset events.

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