Replicating the Original Breezy
Rob Unger, EAA 585561, bought this airplane a few years ago to honor his late father Carl, EAA 25215, co-creator of the Breezy. The original builder, the previous owner, and now Rob have each dedicated themselves to re-creating the most famous Breezy
Stories to Tell: Spitfire Mk. IX
While any warbird brings some history along with it, this particular fighter, a 1942 Spitfire Mk.IX, brought more than its share when it came to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Cessna’s 195 Businessliner turned 70 years old this year, and we joined the fly-in celebration at Stearman Field (1K1) in Benton, Kansas.
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is home to all kinds of flying machines, from autogyros and helicopters to powered parachutes, light homebuilts, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
Take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit the Vintage aircraft area at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Safari Helicopters at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017
Safari Helicopters have been exhibiting at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh for decades, and their home on the field is the Fun Fly Zone. You can read this story in the January 2017 issue of Sport Aviation.
Students of the Wing
Follow EAA Staff Writer Megan Esau’s journey to soloing a powered paraglider. In August, Megan visited High Five Paramotoring flight school in southwest Wisconsin to cover a story for EAA Sport Aviation magazine.
A Belite Built for Two
James Wiebe, EAA 859932, introduces Belite’s first two-seat airplane, the Chipper. It promises affordable STOL and cross-country flying from a kit that’s fast and easy to build. Read more about the Chipper in the January 2017 issue of Sport Aviation.
Webinar- Preflight Delight: Look Before you Launch
FAR 91.3 places responsibility for the safety of flight on the shoulders of the pilot in command. That means it is up to the pilot to make sure the aircraft is in a condition for safe operation. Prof. H. Paul Shuch will show you how.
Bending Steel Tubing
Bending steel tubing is required on many steel tube fuselage designs. Scratchbuilt Super Cub builder and EAA chapter manager John Egan shows a jig he built and demonstrates how to bend tubing using the jig.
Webinar- Liticaphobia (fear of being sued)
The litigious nature of aviation has created a siege mentality on the part of many aircraft mechanics. Mike Busch discusses the effect this has on aviation maintenance, and explores the question of whether the actual risk matches the perception.
Easy Fuselage Layout
Pietenpol and Super Cub builder John Egan demonstrates a technique to layout and draw in full scale the sides of a fuselage. Once laid out the members can be built in place on top of the layout lines.
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