Focus, instead, is on educational opportunities
The Virginia Regional EAA Fly-in and Expo celebrates its 10th anniversary Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Plans are to focus on educational activities, said organizer DeWitt Whittington. “To that end, Dinwiddie County Airport (PTB) at Petersburg, Virginia, will be open all day both days. There will be no afternoon air shows this year.”
Forums, starting at 10 a.m. both days, cover topics from fabric covering and painting to flight testing a homebuilt, understanding Marvel-Schebler carburetors, and aviation weather forecasting.
Ron Wagner, EAA’s expert on Light Sport Aircraft and the FAA regulations surrounding them, is scheduled to present an LSA forum each day.
A three-hour workshop on aircraft engine overhaul has been set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, a new event this year.
Fly-in Manager Judy Sparks reports that many Light Sport manufacturers plan to bring aircraft to the event, as do standard category and experimental aircraft companies. Engine and parts manufacturers will be there to answer questions on new engines and overhauls, she said.
Hands-on activities for kids range from flying control line models, where instructors teach youngsters the necessary skills, to Young Eagles flights.
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