Boeing YL-15 - Defying Physics
Boeing built two XL-15s as proof of concept prototypes and then 10 YL-15s for evaluation as they competed for the U.S. Army Air Forces contract for a new L-bird, a liaison aircraft. Boeing ultimately lost the contract to Cessna.
Tough and Tougher
Basler Turbo Conversions is one of the only companies in the world that converts piston-engine DC-3s into turbine-powered aircraft. Tour the facility and see what goes into converting these rugged, tough DC-3s into even tougher Basler BT-67s.
Propeller Field Repair
Believe it or not, super glue and baking soda can often be used to make a field repair to a nicked propeller. In this video, Timm Bogenhagen of the EAA staff shows the technique that is used extensively in the ultralight and light plane world.
The Ultimate Toy Box
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, EAA 820282, spends his money on some really cool stuff like science, shipwrecks, space travel, sports franchises, rare guitars, and movie props. Luckily for us, he also collects airplanes and puts them on display.
EAA Skiplane Fly-In Draws Crowd to Pioneer Airport
Guests flocked to Pioneer Airport on February 10 for the annual EAA Skiplane Fly-In, always one of the more colorful events of the winter season. Nearly 30 skiplanes participated and included a Young Eagles ride on skis for one lucky young person.
The Vashon Aircraft Ranger 7
Dynon founder John Torode, EAA 1213461, thinks that most airplanes are too expensive. Instead of complaining about it, he started a new company that has designed and built a brand new design.