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Date

Time

Title

Presenter(s)

8/20/19

7 p.m. CDT

What Is Scenario-Based Training: How to Use It in Your Everyday Flying
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Tom Johnson

 

Tom Johnson will explore how SBT, a training technique developed by the military and the airlines to help their pilots make better in-flight decisions, can be applied to your flying. He will demystify it and break it down to what it essentially is: good old hangar flying. We will introduce a basic structural model to help you be systematic in your scenario analysis. We will show you how and when you can and are required to use SBT. And finally, we will help you apply SBT to your personal aviation needs.

8/28/19

7 p.m. CDT

Loss of Control – Root Causes and Innovation Opportunities
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Loss of Control Committee Members

 

This webinar continues the discussion initiated at AirVenture to deeply define the root causes of Loss of Control accidents. A wide-ranging root cause model developed by the webinar panelists reveals that reducing fatalities is a very multi-dimensional problem – there is no one “silver bullet” solution, but instead a range of diverse technical, regulatory, training, culture and behavioral challenged that must work together.

This webinar, presented by the aviation and industry experts that created the root cause model, will first ground the participants in the different dimensions of it. Then, the panel will discuss the many open areas for innovation that still exist beyond those already known or proposed. This discussion intends to stimulate the innovative spirit of the EAA and broader aviation community to create novel, effective and implementable solutions to this persistent challenge of LOC accidents and fatalities.

9/4/19

7 p.m. CDT

Double Standard?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

The FAA doesn't make it easy to earn an A&P mechanic certificate. It requires 30 months full-time or 4,800 hours part-time experience swinging wrenches on aircraft before you're even eligible to take the exams. There are four exams: three knowledge tests and one all-day oral/practical exam. However, once a person earns his A&P, there is no requirement to get recurrent training — ever! And there are no mechanic "type ratings" — any A&P is legal to swing wrenches on anything from a J-3 Cub to a Boeing 747 to a Blackhawk helicopter. In this webinar, Mike Busch asks why the FAA requires pilots to get flight reviews every two years, instrument proficiency checks every six months, and type ratings for large airplanes and turbojets, yet it grants mechanics a lifetime license to swing wrenches on anything that flies without requiring any sort of periodic review or recurrent training.

09/11/19

7 p.m. CDT

Staying Current: Where Rules and Skills Collide
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Prof. H. Paul Shuch

 

It is sometimes said that no pilot is ever as current as the day he or she passes the checkride. Pilot currency has rules that must be met, and the pilot must be proficient to safely exercise pilot privileges. In this FAA Safety Team WINGS Award webinar, CFI and DPE Prof. H. Paul Shuch will teach you how to be the exception to the rule.

9/17/19

7 p.m. CDT

Competition Aerobatics 101
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Susan Bell

 

A beginner's guide 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, then learn how to get involved with IAC, whether you're interested in flying inverted or not.

9/18/19

7 p.m. CDT

Inflight Weather Hazard Avoidance Strategies
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Scott Dennstaedt

 

Not feeling confident of your grasp of how weather systems can affect the safety of a flight? Join Scott Dennstaedt, CFI, former NWS research meteorologist, and EAA’s subject matter expert on weather, for this webinar on deciphering whether to fly through a weather system, including such topics as icing, turbulence, convective hazards and more in this 90-minute webinar. You’ll learn what to look for while en route and strategies to avoid getting caught in adverse weather.

9/24/19

7 p.m. CDT

EAA’s New Online Builders Log

Don White and Charlie Becker

 

At EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, EAA launched an online builders log to support our homebuilding members called myEAA.org. This webinar will cover why it would be helpful and how to use this new, free member tool.

9/25/19

7 p.m. CDT

How to use EAA’s SkillScore™ Tracker to Maintain Proficiency
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Radek Wyrzykowski

 

Ready to get started maintaining your proficiency? This Webinar will show you how to track your aviation activities to help maintain proficiency and develop an overall proficiency score! We will explore the installation and setup requirements to get started. We will explain how SkillScore™ Tracker works and show you how to analyze your flight in detail using CloudAhoy connected to your Tracker. We will show you how to increase your score and what are the potential future benefits of keeping it high. But most importantly, show you how to establish a way for you to become more proficient in the sky.

10/2/19

7 p.m. CDT

FAA's Safety Continuum
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

Though the FAA's primary job is ensure aviation safety, it recognizes that different kinds of aircraft and operations require different levels of safety. The agency calls this its "Safety Continuum." Most of us know that the operating rules are fare more stringent for commercial operations under Part 135 or 121 than they are for us Part 91 folks. Less well-understood are the dramatic differences in maintenance requirements. In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch offers a guided tour through the FAA's complicated and somewhat obscure maintenance requirements, and demonstrates just how good we Part 91 folks have it.

10/9/19

7 p.m. CDT

ADS-B Update: Equipping for 2020 and Reviewing the Latest Portable Receivers
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

John Zimmerman

 

Automatic dependent surveillance broadcast (better known as ADS-B) is quickly becoming a reality. Unfortunately, much of the information related to ADS-B is unnecessarily confusing. While ADS-B may be confusing, it’s probably the most important technological change you will experience as a pilot over the next two decades. So it’s worth the effort to learn this new language as the 2020 deadline for ADS-B Out equipage looms. Learn about the leading panel-mount ADS-B solutions plus the exciting developments in the portable market from Sporty’s ADS-B expert, John Zimmerman. We’ll cut through the jargon so you understand what’s important — and what’s not.

10/16/19

7 p.m. CDT

Improving Your Flight Proficiency
Qualifies for FAA WINGS credit.

Steve Krog

 

There is a great deal of difference between being “current” and being “proficient’. Which are you? In this webinar, flight instructor Steve Krog will discuss easy ways to improve proficiency and make you a better safer pilot.

10/23/19

7 p.m. CDT

Engine Leaning Made Simple
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Bill Ross

 

Bill Ross from Superior Air Parts will discuss lean of peak and rich of peak operations. These principals are useful whether you fly a Superior Air Parts, Continental or Lycoming powered aircraft. You have probably asked or wondered, “Will I hurt my engine running lean of peak?”. Bill's discussion based on sound engineering and tested data, will help you increase safety, reliability and reduce overall operational costs.

11/6/19

7 p.m. CDT

What is Preventive Maintenance?
Qualifies for FAA WINGS and AMT credit.

Mike Busch

 

The FAA permits a pilot to perform preventive maintenance (PM) on an aircraft owned or operated by that pilot, provided the aircraft is used strictly for non-commercial operations. Pilots may do PM without any A&P involvement, which is pretty cool. But what exactly constitutes PM? In FAR Part 43 Appendix A, the FAA has listed 31 specific tasks that they consider to be PM. But in 2009, the FAA's Rulemaking Division issued a little-known legal interpretation that expands the definition of PM far beyond those 31 items. In this webinar, maintenance expert Mike Busch takes you through these regs. and legal interpretations to shed light on the question of what maintenance tasks it is really permissible for a pilot to do on his own recognizance.

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