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Sport Air Sheet Metal Basics
EAA's Mark Forss looks over workshop attendee Randall Rettler's work at a recent SportAir Workshop.

EAA's acclaimed SportAir Workshops will for the first time ever offer a pair of sessions during the week of AirVenture Oshkosh. The popular Sheet Metal Basics course will be held Tuesday-Wednesday, July 24-25, while the RV Assembly workshop will take place Thursday-Friday, July 26-27. Courses are limited to 16 students each, as students receive professional, expert instruction spread over two eight-hour days, with plenty of hands-on experience.

EAA SportAir Workshops is sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company.

"We've often been asked by AirVenture attendees, 'Why don't you have SportAir Workshops during Oshkosh?'" explained EAA's SportAir coordinator, Mark Forss. "This year we decided to offer these two sessions, and we expect them to fill up fast.

"Having full SportAir Workshops at AirVenture is exciting because it provides attendees with a great opportunity to take in two great events at the same time, and what better place is there to learn how to build your own airplane?"

The RV Assembly course, supported by Van's Aircraft, teaches the skills needed to assemble the popular RV kit planes like the RV 12 LSA. Taught by expert RV builder and sheet metal construction expert Jack Dueck, the classroom portion includes discussion of amateur-built aircraft FARs, tools required, workshop requirements, insurance, engine and propeller selection, flight testing, and more. The main (hands-on) portion of the workshop is where students gain experience in techniques necessary to assemble the airplane. This workshop also may feature a very special guest with intimate knowledge of the Van's RV line!

And if you register for the RV Assembly course before July 16 and receive a free copy of Jack's informative book, Sheet Metal Building Basics.

EAA's Sheet Metal Basics course gives attendees a solid understanding of this popular aircraft construction method, teaching riveting, drilling, deburring, using Clecos, countersinking, and other skills that simulate what builders will encounter in a sheet metal aircraft construction project. The course provides all tools and materials, and students learn on actual aircraft components such as an airfoil section.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. both days in the EAA Museum and Aviation Center's Leadership Classroom/Cessna Workshop. Registration is now open, so don't delay!

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