EAA is bringing back its Homebuilders Week series of online webinars in January 2022, following the big success of the inaugural series earlier this year. The upcoming series is scheduled for January 24-28, 2022, which encompasses the 69th anniversary of EAA’s founding on January 26, 1953.
“More than 16,000 people participated in this year’s first Homebuilders Week, far exceeding our expectations and making it an easy decision to bring the series back in 2022,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilt community manager. “We’ve taken the input received from presenters and participants to improve our goal of sharing information and knowledge when it comes to constructing a safe and fun aircraft.”
EAA Homebuilders Week virtual presentations are open, free of charge, to everyone interested in building an aircraft. The event is sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Dynon, Scheme Designers, Van’s Aircraft, and Zenith Aircraft.
The six daily live presentations will begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time each day (Monday through Friday) and continue until 8:15 p.m. It will include everything from getting started successfully to techniques when building with sheet metal, composites, steel, and wood. New and experienced builders will also find in-depth talks on panel planning, wiring, engine selection, FAA certification, and flight testing. 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.
“We learned from our initial Homebuilders Week that there is a huge demand for the knowledge and information that we presented, whether someone is considering building an airplane for the first time or is seeking to build their foundation of skills and knowledge,” Becker said. “Homebuilders Week is one more way EAA assists aircraft builders and is an excellent complement to the vast resources available during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each summer.”
The technology used during EAA Homebuilders Week is based on the success of EAA’s webinar series, which has welcomed more than 250,000 people for presentations since 2010. Updated schedule and presentation information, as well as registration details, is available on our Chapter 1361 Calendar of Events as well as at EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek.
EAA’s Green Dot Podcast
The latest episode of EAA’s Greed Dot Podcast was a conversation between the moderator, Tom Charpentier, and both Charlie Becker and John Eagan discussing all facets of scratchbuilding an aircraft. Both Charlie and John have projects in progress and Tom just purchased a partially completed project. The episode was published on November 16th, titled Scratchbuilding. You can listen to it in most podcast players or on in your browser here.