EAA Homebuilders Week returns in January for full week of knowledge and information for aircraft building

Exhibit in the Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, California, USA.
Exhibit in the Hiller Aviation Museum, San Carlos, California, USA.

The Experimental Aircraft Association is bringing back its Homebuilders Week series of online webinars in January 2022, following the big success of the inaugural series earlier this year. The upcoming series is scheduled for January 24-28, 2022, which encompasses the 69th anniversary of EAA’s founding on January 26, 1953.

“More than 16,000 people participated in this year’s first Homebuilders Week, far exceeding our expectations and making it an easy decision to bring the series back in 2022,” said Charlie Becker, EAA’s director of chapters and homebuilt community manager. “We’ve taken the input received from presenters and participants to improve our goal of sharing information and knowledge when it comes to constructing a safe and fun aircraft.”

EAA Homebuilders Week virtual presentations are open, free of charge, to everyone interested in building an aircraft. The event is sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Dynon, Scheme Designers, Van’s Aircraft, and Zenith Aircraft.

The six daily live presentations will begin at 11:30 a.m. Central Time each day (Monday through Friday) and continue until 8:15 p.m. It will include everything from getting started successfully to techniques when building with sheet metal, composites, steel, and wood.  New and experienced builders will also find in-depth talks on panel planning, wiring, engine selection, FAA certification, and flight testing. The live sessions will also allow plenty of time for attendee questions.  Recordings will be archived and available to EAA members for review after the week’s presentations are completed.

“We learned from our initial Homebuilders Week that there is a huge demand for the knowledge and information that we presented, whether someone is considering building an airplane for the first time or is seeking to build their foundation of skills and knowledge,” Becker said. “Homebuilders Week is one more way EAA assists aircraft builders and is an excellent complement to the vast resources available during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh each summer.”

The technology used during EAA Homebuilders Week is based on the success of EAA’s webinar series, which has welcomes more than 250,000 people for presentations since 2010. Updated schedule and presentation information, as well as registration details, is available at EAA.org/HomebuildersWeek.