EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — The Experimental Aircraft Association’s Sport Pilot Academy, which immerses people in a three-week course that concludes with earning a sport pilot certificate, returns in 2017 with three sessions throughout the year. [Read more…]
By TED LUEBBERS
EAA Chapter 534 Aviation Explorers got to fly in airplanes on Jan. 21, 2017, at the Leesburg International Airport in Leesburg, Florida.
Chapter 534 of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the sponsor of the Aviation Explorer Post 534, provided two fixed wing aircraft and pilots to conduct Young Eagles orientation flights for the Explorers. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — A proposed new compliance pathway for Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for manufacturing of safety-enhancing avionics and other low risk equipment emerged during a Jan. 17 meeting in Oshkosh between officials with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), top FAA officials, and others in the aviation industry. [Read more…]
EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — Fatal accidents in experimental category aircraft continued their decline in the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, according to figures just released by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA).
The totals, which include fatal accidents during the 2016 federal fiscal year (October 2015 through September 2016), showed that fatal accidents in amateur-built aircraft in the FAA’s experimental category fell 17% from the previous 12-month period.
The specific totals indicate 33 fatal accidents, compared to 40 during the prior year and 51 for the 2014 federal fiscal year. [Read more…]