EAA’s Homebuilder Week Coincides with Association’s Founding Anniversary

Homebuilder webinars are open and free to anyone interested in building an airplane.

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The weeklong event coincides with the anniversary of the EAA’s founding in January 1953.Rob Mark

The Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA)—parent organization to the annual AirVenture aviation extravaganza each summer—is inviting enthusiasts from around the world to logon for next month’s EAA Homebuilders Week online that will run from January 26 to 30, 2021. EAA said in a news release, “The weeklong online event coincides with the 68th anniversary of the first Experimental Aircraft Association meeting on January 26, 1953.” Homebuilders Week virtual presentations are free of charge to everyone interested in building an aircraft.

“The daily live presentations will begin at 1 p.m. Central Time each day and continue until 8:30 pm. It will include everything from getting started successfully plus techniques when building with sheet metal, composites, steel, and wood. New and experienced builders will also find in-depth talks on panel planning, engine selection, FAA certification, flight testing, and selling a homebuilt aircraft. The live sessions will also allow plenty of time for attendee questions. Recordings will be archived and available to EAA members for review after the week’s presentations are completed.”

The technology used during EAA Homebuilders Week is based on the success of EAA’s webinar series, as well as this past summer’s EAA Spirit of Aviation Week, which has seen the participation of more than 200,000 people over the past decade. Updated schedule and presentation information, as well as registration details, is available at EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek.

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