EAA unveils Founder’s Innovation Prize to spur new safety technology for homebuilts

Burt Rutan speaking at the EAA AirVenture Museum in 2005. EAA photo

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — At this week’s AirVenture, officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) introduced a new Founder’s Innovation Prize competition designed to encourage innovation to enhance safety in amateur-built aircraft.

It will use the best ideas from EAA members and chapters, with cash prizes for the best emerging technology. [Read more…]

Lisa Turner to receive Bingelis Award

Lisa Turner

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Lisa Turner of Hayesville, North Carolina, is the 2015 recipient of the Experimental Aircraft Association‘s Tony Bingelis Award.

The award recognizes her 10 years as an EAA technical counselor, promoter of builder education through EAA chapters, and the writer of numerous articles on flight, building and safety in a variety of magazines and local chapter newsletters. [Read more…]

EAA Young Eagles receive course upgrades

A cornerstone of the Experimental Aircraft Association’s Flight Plan program for youth is free access to Sporty’s Learn to Fly Course. Sporty’s now offers new content and functionality for the course, which serves as ground school, test prep and a complete flight training companion. Nearly four hours of new high-definition video content and animations have been added, along with improved features for the written test prep application. [Read more…]