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Weight and Balance - Including a live demo on an RV-8 (tail-dragger)
‘Weight and Balance’ - When Was The Last Time It Was Checked?
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 20, 2020, starting at 09:00 Eastern Daylight Time (06:00 PDT, 07:00 MDT, 08:00 CDT, 03:00 HST, 05:00 AKDT, 06:00 Arizona, 13:00 GMT)
Robert Di Meo, EAA Technical Counselor and RV-8 builder
Brief Description:

Proper weight and balance is critical to aircraft controllability. Experimental aircraft builders need to determine the empty CG of their aircraft before the initial flight. Owners of experimental aircraft currently flying would also benefit from this seminar. As their aircraft age they are subject to additions and subtraction of equipment and from time to time they should be reweighed to reduce creeping errors.  This seminar discusses the tools and techniques for determining the empty weight CG of an aircraft and provides a practical demonstration on a Vans RV-8 (tail-dragger) aircraft.     
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Webinar Information

After you register on FAASAFETY.GOV, an e-mail will be sent to you from EAA Chapter 106's info mail.

The e-mail will include the zoom link and alternative methods to access this live event. Please allow two days for the e-mail with zoom information to arrive, except for starting June 18 when the registrations will be checked a few times a day for sending out the zoom and phone info.

300 seats at the facility, 234 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

About our SPEAKER:
Robert Di Meo - Flying since 1979. 6000 hours, ATP, MEI, CFI, CFII, EAA Tech Counselor. Currently flying for Kollsman Inc. as a test pilot for HUD, EVS and Joint Strike Fighter product lines. Have owned a Piper Arrow, C-172, Piper Aerostar and Piper Comanche.  Built and currently flying a Vans RV-8.

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106  https://chapters.eaa.org/EAA106/  is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity and offers educational seminars and programs for pilots and those building their own aircraft throughout the year.  
EAA106 organizes and hosts the annual NorthEast Experimental Aircraft Fly-In which showcases amateur-built aircraft and offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’). This weight & balance seminar was one of four seminars which had been scheduled for the 2020 event (which was canceled due to Covid-19). The other three seminars will also be held as webinars this summer:
-- July 18, 2020 - See the World from 400 ft – DRONES
-- TBD in 2020 - Prop Balancing 
-- TBD in 2020 - What's Involved in Kit Building (selection, building, paperwork, inspection, test flights, etc) 
These three programs will also be presented as live webinars and qualify for WINGS credit.

Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
1 Hour Total for AMT
FAASTeam Project Information:
National Project:
Conduct safety event addressing “Owner/Operator Maintenance”
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