a Great Aircraft Building Tip? Share it at EAA AirVenture 2008!
‘Hints for Homebuilders’
video segments to be taped at Oshkosh
|It’s only at EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh, the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” where you’ll
find nearly 1,000 homebuilt aircraft and learn new building tips from
the best homebuilders in the world. To capitalize on the wealth of
knowledge that comes together at the event, EAA will be taping more of
its popular ‘Hints for Homebuilders’ video segments during
EAA AirVenture 2008 will be held July
28-August 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh.
Homebuilders with hints and tips on
aircraft building techniques will have an opportunity to volunteer and
become a part of the popular videos of Hints for Homebuilders online
video series. Homebuilders can send their tips, as well as the dates
they will be at AirVenture and a contact phone number, to email@example.com.
EAA will then contact the homebuilder and set a videotaping time during
this year’s fly-in.
Among other events highlighting aircraft
construction during EAA AirVenture 2008:
- The achievement of 30,000 certified
experimental amateur homebuilt aircraft in the United States will be
recognized by EAA in the “30,000 & Climbing” celebration.
The honorary 30,000th homebuilt will be selected and featured at
AeroShell Square on July 30 and 31. The FAA Administrator will also
be recognizing the 30,000th homebuilt July 31 on AeroShell Square.
Plus, any pilots flying their homebuilt aircraft to AirVenture will
receive a 2008 commemorative “I Flew My Homebuilt” patch to
honor their accomplishment.
- Workshops throughout the week for
those considering building an aircraft or for homebuilders wanting
to learn more to enhance their skills. These mini-workshops are
patterned after the highly successful EAA SportAir Workshops held
throughout the year across the country. Tasks required to build an
aircraft, such as sheet metal construction, riveting, engine
assembly, and more will be covered in AirVenture’s Workshop Area,
which is supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, located
adjacent to the event’s Forums Pavilions.
- The Homebuilt Review will give
homebuilders another opportunity to showcase their aircraft, but in
the air. Between 15 and 20 homebuilt aircraft will fly in review
during each of the sessions. Homebuilders can register to fly in the
Homebuilt Review when completing their aircraft registration at
Homebuilders Headquarters at AirVenture.
- Homebuilders can share camaraderie
during the annual Homebuilders Dinner on Thursday, July 31, at 6
p.m. at the EAA Nature Center. EAA’s Earl Lawrence will discuss
the latest on EAA’s fight to protect the 51 percent rule.
- The prestigious gold “Lindy” award
will again be awarded to the Grand Champion Kit Built and Plans
Built aircraft during AirVenture, with other aircraft awards also
announced at the end of the event. The “Lindy” is the most
coveted prize in homebuilt aircraft, and the only way to win one of
these awards is to build a flying masterpiece and fly it to Oshkosh.