EVENT INFO
Forums Schedule 2017

Thursday, November 2nd

Forum 1

9:30a

Charlie Becker/EAA -- Building Your Own Aircraft 101

This seminar is designed to give you an overview of the entire aircraft building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and to dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. This seminar is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane.

11:00a

Brian Hupe/Garmin -- Garmin Team X Avionics Solutions

Join us for an in depth look at Garmin’s industry leading flight systems for experimental aircraft featuring Garmin G3X Touch. This seminar will cover many topics including displays, autopilot systems, datalink weather, traffic surveillance, ADS-B ”Out,“ ”ADS-B ”In“ traffic and weather, geo-referenced charting and more.

2:00p

Sebastian Heintz/Zenith -- Building Your Own All Metal Aircraft  

One of the country’s leading experts discusses how building your own aircraft (from a kit) is a lot easier and more affordable than many realize. Discussion will cover the needed skills and tools, as well as budget and time.

3:30p

Phil Lockwood/Lockwood Aviation -- Overview of Rotax 912/914

Learn service and operating tips on the Rotax 912/914 including the latest oil and fuel recommendations.  From the #1 Rotax Service Center in the Americas, Phil will also answer questions about the new Rotax 915 Turbo.

Thursday, November 2nd

Forum 2

9:30a

Rand Vollmer/Pipistel – Soar in a Touring Motorglider

Learn reasons you should consider a Touring Motorglider (TMG) - 3 aircraft in one:  Excellent Trainers, Soaring Platforms, and Cross Country. 

11:00a

Doug DalSoglio/NORAD -- TRF's & ADIZ-How to Avoid a Fighter Escort

Military airspace, TFRs, and ADIZ. What to expect and what to do if intercepted by the military.

WINGS CREDIT

2:00p

Kirk Kleinholz/Dynon – Dynon Avionics for the Certified Aircraft

In 2015, the EAA pioneered the path for Experimental avionics to be installed in Certified aircraft, with an STC for Dynon’s award-winning EFIS-D10A.  Dynon is building on that success with STC applications for the SkyView HDX system of integrated avionics.  Kirk Kleinholz will discuss Dynon’s progress on STCs for the Cessna 172N and Beechcraft Baron B58 and plans for expanding the STC to other certified aircraft.  Bring all your questions to learn when your certified aircraft will finally have the chance to fly into the 21st Century!

3:30p

Lou Mancusso/Bristell -- LSA Buying and Flying Tips

What to look for when buying an LSA and LSA flying safety tips, by the

Author of "The Personal Limitations Checklist, Fly like a Pro".

Friday, November 3rd

Forum 1

9:30a

Brian Hupe/Garmin -- Garmin Team X Avionics Solutions

Join us for an in depth look at Garmin’s industry leading flight systems for experimental aircraft featuring Garmin G3X Touch. This seminar will cover many topics including displays, autopilot systems, datalink weather, traffic surveillance, ADS-B ”Out,“ ”ADS-B ”In“ traffic and weather, geo-referenced charting and more.

11:00a

Steve McCaughey/Seaplane Pilots Association -- Seaplanes 101

What you need to know to pursue a Seaplane Rating and complete Condensed Ground School, delivered by the Executive Director of SPA.

2:00p

Greg Ellsworth/Aviation Insurance Resources -- What You Need to Know:  Aviation Insurance

Am I covered? A common question but often misunderstood. Answers to this question and more at the forum.

3:30p

Pahan Ramasingha/Avionics Installations Inc. -- ADS-B Overview and Q & A

An overview of the 2020 ADS-B mandate, as well as who it applies to, and where it's required.

FAA-AMT Credit

Friday, November 3rd

Forum 2

9:30a

Phil Lockwood/Lockwood Aviation -- Overview of Rotax 912/914

Learn service and operating tips on the Rotax 912/914 including the latest oil and fuel recommendations.  From the #1 Rotax Service Center in the Americas, Phil will also answer questions about the new Rotax 915 Turbo.

11:00a

Mike Zidziunas/Lakeland Aero Club -- Making Tomorrow’s Greatest Aviators…Today

How a High School flying club inspirs better citizens and a brighter future through aviation.

2:00p

Kirk Kleinholz/Dynon -- The Magic Behind Your Glass Panel

Learn about the technology that makes electronic flight information systems affordable and practical for small, general aviation aircraft.  Attendees will obtain a better understanding of the internal workings of these instruments, how they offer better reliability, affordable redundancy, and great situational awareness than analog flight instruments.

3:30p

Virginia Roland/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University -- The Embry Riddle Experience

Learn about the day to day experiences of a student at one of the Nation’s leading Aeronautic Universities, shared by an Embry Riddle professor.

Saturday, November 4th

Forum 1

9:30a

Sebastian Heintz/Zenith -- Building Your Own All Metal Aircraft

One of the country’s leading experts discusses how building your own aircraft (from a kit) is a lot easier and more affordable than many realize. Discussion will cover the needed skills and tools, as well as budget and time. 

11:00a

Samantha Harrison/Atlantic H.S. Aerospace Academy -- Sharks Build a Plane

The Aerospace Academy Director and her students will deliver an introduction to how their H.S. became involved in this project, what has happened so far:  challenges and successes.  View a brief video of their workspace and progress.

2:00p

Lou Mancusso/Bristell -- LSA Buying and Flying Tips

What to look for when buying an LSA and LSA flying safety tips, by the

Author of "The Personal Limitations Checklist, Fly like a Pro".

3:30p

Pahan Ramasingha/Avionics Installations Inc. -- ADS-B Overview and Q & A

An overview of the 2020 ADS-B mandate, as well as who it applies to, and where it's required.

FAA-AMT Credit

Saturday, November 4th

Forum 2

9:30a

Rand Vollmer/Pipistel – Soar in a Touring Motorglider

Learn reasons you should consider a Touring Motorglider (TMG) - 3 aircraft in one:  Excellent Trainers, Soaring Platforms, and Cross Country.

11:00a

Doug DalSoglio/NORAD -- TRF's & ADIZ-How to Avoid a Fighter Escort

Military airspace, TFRs, and ADIZ.

What to expect and what to do if intercepted by the military.

WINGS CREDIT

2:00p

Charlie Becker/EAA -- Building Your Own Aircraft 101

This seminar is designed to give you an overview of the entire aircraft building process, discuss the relevant FAA rules, and to dispel some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft. This seminar is invaluable for anyone desiring to build an airplane.

3:30p

Kirk Kleinholz/Dynon – Dynon Avionics for the Certified Aircraft

In 2015, the EAA pioneered the path for Experimental avionics to be installed in Certified aircraft, with an STC for Dynon’s award-winning EFIS-D10A.  Dynon is building on that success with STC applications for the SkyView HDX system of integrated avionics.  Kirk Kleinholz will discuss Dynon’s progress on STCs for the Cessna 172N and Beechcraft Baron B58 and plans for expanding the STC to other certified aircraft.  Bring all your questions to learn when your certified aircraft will finally have the chance to fly into the 21st Century!