January 2014

Experimenter is a magazine created by EAA for people who build airplanes. We will report on amateur-built aircraft as well as ultralights and other light aircraft.

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LIGHT PLANE WORLD Frank Beagle with his Easy Riser after flying 250 miles to Oshkosh in 1982. EAA's Hall of Fame Ceremonies… And Ultralight & Light-Sport Aircraft Council notes BY DAN GRUNLOH THE EAA HALL OF FAME ceremony and dinner held each November at the EAA AirVenture Museum is a terrific event if you want fine food, excellent appetizers, two kinds of wine on each table, and the company of some of the most accomplished people in the world of sport aviation. A social hour before the dinner provides the opportunity to meet EAA leaders and Hall of Fame inductees chosen for their contributions to the world of ultralights and homebuilts and aerobatic, vintage, and warbird aircraft. All the various boards, councils, and affiliates are in Oshkosh for annual meetings that week. As a result, there is a lot of aviation talk at that dinner in that building filled with historic airplanes. Two names on the 2013 list are familiar to ultralight enthusiasts. Phil Lockwood was chosen for the 30 Vol.3 No.1 / January 2014 Homebuilders Hall of Fame by the Homebuilt Aircraft Council, and Frank Beagle was the inductee to the Ultralight Hall of Fame. Read the personal history of the 2013 EAA Hall of Fame inductees. The EAA Ultralight & Light-Sport Aircraft Council is a group of volunteers who meet and advise EAA staff on matters of interest about ultralights and light planes. Read about the members here. We have monthly telephone conferences and meet each year for two full days at EAA Headquarters. The members take their responsibility seriously because it's a terrific opportunity to communicate directly with the top EAA leadership. The Council also supervises the selection process for the Ultralight Hall of Fame. A Photography by Dan Grunloh

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