Timeless Voices - Kirk Hawkins
Kirk Hawkins is the founder and CEO of ICON Aircraft, makers of the Icon A5 amphibian. A graduate of the Stanford Business School, Kirk is an engineer, former U.S. Air Force F-16 pilot, and long-time motorsport enthusiast. Recorded in July 2009.
In Light-Sport Aircraft
Ultralight flying represents one of the fastest and purest ways to experience the joys of aviation. From powered-parachutes and trikes to traditional fixed wings and even amphibians and rotorcraft, ultralights are fun, exciting, and affordable.
Webinar- Introduction to Modern Gyroplane Flying
Bob Snyder from AutoGyro USA provides an introduction to gyroplanes. He will provide an overview of how their unique performance make them so much fun to fly. Looking at the history of past gyroplanes to the newest currently available.
Webinar- Rotax 912: Outside the Box?
The Rotax 912 family of engines powers 80 percent of the special light-sport aircraft fleet, as well as lots of experimental light-sport, experimental amateur-built, and other light planes. Mike Busch takes you on a guided tour of the engine.
Webinar- What TBO Really Means: Why I Bought a New Plane
Time between overhauls (TBO), which is usually used to infer the remaining lifetime of an aircraft engine, is simply a manufacturer’s recommendation. Prof. H. Paul Shuch explains why he was forced to sell off a perfectly good aircraft at 2000 hours.
Webinar- Equipping for ADS-B 2020 - One Pilot's Odyssey
Though the deadline for compliance with the new ADS-B rules isn't until January 1, 2020, many aircraft owners aren't waiting that long. Prof. H. Paul Shuch documents his path to achieving ADS-B 2020 compliance for his light-sport aircraft.
Webinar- So You Want to Build an Airplane?
Building your own aircraft can be a most rewarding experience. EAA's Charlie Becker will take you through the entire building process, including the relevant FAA rules, and some of the common misconceptions involved in building your own aircraft.