Experimenter

April 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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6 Vol.3 No.4 / April 2014 NEWS FROM HQ WHEN ATTENDING EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 this summer, head to the Ultralight area to visit Oshkosh's Fun Fly Zone! You'll experience hands-on learning, flight demonstra- tions of unique flying machines, and much more. "This year is shaping up as one of the most action-packed, fun-fi lled conven- tions in many years," said EAA's Timm Bogenhagen, member programs special- ist. "With the many improvements to the area made last year, it's easier to get there and move around to see all the ac- tion taking place." Along with ultralights, the Fun Fly Zone is convention home to light planes, powered parachutes and trikes, hot-air balloons, homebuilt ro- torcraft, and light-sport aircraft. The Fun Fly Zone is also the only place you'll be able to see regular flights of the emerging category of electric- powered aircraft. Daily aircraft operations include morn- ing and evening ultralight fl ying, home- built rotorcraft fl ights, as well as several scheduled special fl ight activities such as the Valdez STOL demonstrations on Fri- day evening, August 1. Balloon operators also will conduct tethered operations dur- ing the week, and on early Saturday morn- ing you can see the full balloon launch. You're Entering the Fun Fly Zone THIS YEAR MARKS the 40th anniversary of the Sun 'n Fun International Fly-In and Expo at Lakeland, Florida, which runs April 1 to 6 at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport. Sun 'n Fun is the traditional opening of the fl ying season, and EAAers will be there in force. EAA staf ers and others will give presentations throughout the week. Here are the confi rmed EAA-led forums: Tuesday, April 1, 9 a.m., Room 3 – Flight-Testing Your Homebuilt – Charlie Becker, EAA Director of Communities & Homebuilt Community Manager Tuesday, April 1, 12 p.m., Pilot Briefi ng Tent – Getting Started in Ultralights – Carla Larsh Wednesday, April 2, 9 a.m., Pilot Briefi ng Tent – Registering Amateur-Built Aircraft – Charlie Becker Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m., Room 6 – Aircraft Insurance Solutions – Bob Mackey, Senior Vice President, Falcon Insur- ance Agency – EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan Wednesday, April 2, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Room 9 – Protect- ing Your FAA Medical and Flying Safely – Gregory Pinnell, MD, Chairman, EAA Medical Advisory Council Wednesday, April 2, 1 p.m., Room 3 – Get Started in Home- building! – Charlie Becker Wednesday, April 2, 1:30 p.m., Pilot Briefing Tent – 10 Years of Sport Pilot Rule – Ron Wagner Thursday, April 3, 9 a.m., Pilot Briefing Tent – LSA or Ultralight Flying? – Carla Larsh Thursday, April 3, 10 a.m., Room 4 – Sheet Metal for Kit Aircraft – Mark Forss, EAA Workshop Programs Manager Thursday, April 3, Noon, Room 4 – IAC Forum Friday, April 4, 9 a.m., Pilot Briefing Tent – Tips for Low- Cost Flying – Dan Grunloh Friday, April 4, 10 a.m., Room 3 – Rules and Regs of Homebuilding – Charlie Becker Friday, April 4, 10 a.m., Room 9 – Are You and Your Airplane Insurable? – Bob Mackey Friday, April 4, Noon, Room 4 – IAC Forum Friday, April 4, Noon, Pilot Briefing Tent – 10 Years of the Sport Pilot Rule – Ron Wagner Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. and Noon, Room 4 – IAC Forum Saturday, April 5, 12:15 p.m., Pilot Briefing Tent – LSA Documentation: What's in Your Logbook? – Mark Forss Sunday, April 6, 11 a.m., Room 4 – IAC Forum EAA-Led Forums Slated for Sun 'n Fun E A A E X P _ A p r 1 4 . i n d d 6 EAAEXP_Apr14.indd 6 3 / 3 1 / 1 4 9 : 4 0 A M 3/31/14 9:40 AM

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