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Around-the-World Flight Planning at the 2017 NorthEast Experimental Fly-In
Flight Planning and HF Radios for an Around-the-World Flight
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting at 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Damon Meyer (Cozy III owner), Izzy Briggs (Cozy Mark-IV builder)
Brief Description:

Have you ever thought about flying your aircraft around the world?  Damon Meyer and Izzy Briggs are planning a joint around the world trip in 2018, flying their two amateur-built aircraft whose designs are based on the Burt Rutan Long-EZ. Damon owns a Cozy III and Izzy is building a Cozy Mark IV. Together they have been doing extensive research and planning for this special trip. More than normal flight planning, considerations include weather and choosing the best time-of-year, possible special logistics at some more remote airports along their path (whether a prime or alternative stop), as well as obtaining government permissions for overflights or landings. Learn from their planning, including research into using an HF radio for this journey. Read more about Damon and his Cozy III at this link:  www.cozyroundtheworld.com/the-project.html and follow the news (link at the bottom of that page). Damon will have his Cozy III on display and it is equipped with the HF radio antenna assembly which is a key piece of equipment for the trip around the world next year.

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Location of Seminar:
EAA Chapter 106 Hangar - Gate 4 – North Ramp of LWM
400 Holt Rd.

North Andover, MA 01845
Directions to Venue:

No GPS address for airport GATE 4, so when near 400 Holt Rd, follow the EAA106 signs. Ideally, please arrive between 9:00-10:30 when we will have someone manning the gate for entry.  Outside those times, please call the number on the paper taped to the yellow post for someone to come let you in.

Click here for a map.

Fly-in Seminar?:
40 seats at the facility, 23 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
Seminar has passed.
Sponsoring Division:
FAA Safety Team and the Boston FSDO
Contact Information:
Penny Bowman
Phone: (508) 284-5592
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):

About the SPEAKERS:

Damon Meyer – Damon has been a private pilot since 1991, Experimental Aviation Association (EAA) member and Instrument rated pilot since 2004, and has accumulated over 1200 hours in a variety of single engine land airplanes. He has wholly or partly owned 3 airplanes in the past 15 years – a 4-seat Cessna 172, and two 3-seat Cozy aircraft. Damon knew he wanted to fly around the world the first time he flew this plane on a 6 hour flight, hopped out of the cockpit and said to himself "Can we please do that again?"

Izzy Briggs – Flying since 1986, Izzy has accumulated 500 hours with SEL and MEL ratings. A member of EAA and the former President of EAA Chapter 106, Izzy has conducted workshops on composite construction. Izzy currently owns and operates a Rutan VariEze and is building a Cozy Mark IV.


This seminar is being held at the 2017 NorthEast Experimental Fly-In (FREE Admission, Seminars, & Parking) where many homebuilt aircraft are expected to be on display, including several Van’s RV and Rutan canard aircraft, as well as Zenith, Sonex, Kitfox, Challenger and more. See attached event flyer.  Event webpage: www.106.eaachapter.org/2017experimentalflyin.htm

Come to this event in the morning for two other seminars: 

1) 09:30 - # 76698 - Aeromedical Issues: Medications, Accidents, FAA 3rd class vs Basic Med – by Dr. Joseph Ray, New England Regional Flight Surgeon.

2) 11:00 - # 76702 - True Confessions: Mistakes I have Made – by Doug Stewart, nine time Master Instructor and DPE, Doug has provided over 11,600 hours of dual instruction.
HOMEBUILT AIRCRAFT: Please taxi to the junction of DELTA & ECHO at LWM;  Ground team will identify parking for homebuilts.  For putting your homebuilt on display, you will receive a free all-u-want food combo (breakfast & lunch) ticket (1 per homebuilt aircraft on display)..
PRODUCTION AIRCRAFT: Please park on the North Ramp (large parking area next to Echo) where available spaces will be identified with a chalk circle around the space number, then walk past the red hangars to the event.

Turn onto Holt Rd off Rt-125 in No. Andover (about 1 mile north of where Rt-133 turns East). At end of Holt Rd, turn right (Clark St).  GATE 4 will be on the left.
Gate 4 will be manned 9:00am-10:30am.   We will have a cell phone # sheet on the yellow post to call at other times for someone to drive down and escort you in.
MAP LINK and where to park on this page:    www.106.eaachapter.org/ourhangar.htm

SPONSOR:     EAA Chapter 106 www.106.EAAchapter.org is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) educational public charity.  EAA106 organizes and hosts this annual event which showcases amateur-built aircraft and offers several seminars throughout the day (similar to Oshkosh ‘forums’) and offers educational seminars and programs for pilots as well as those building their own aircraft throughout the year.
The educational benefit is the reason EAA106 offers this FREE event, but come hungry – the chapter will have breakfast (9:00-10:00am) & lunch (11:00am-1:30pm) available to help offset their speaker and other expenses.

Equal Access Information:
The FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) is committed to providing equal access to this meeting/event for all participants. If you need alternative formats or services because of a disability, please communicate your request as soon as possible with the person in the “Contact Information” area of the meeting/event notice. Note that two weeks is usually required to arrange services.
Credit Applicability:
1 Credit for Basic Knowledge Topic 3
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