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Metal and Wood Aircraft Workshops at the 2017 NorthEast Experimental Fly-In
Build Your Own Aircraft – Metal and Wood hands-on workshops
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 24, 2017, starting at 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Stephen Briggs (RV-9 builder), Brian Lloyd (Mini-Max builder)
Brief Description:

Have you ever thought about building your own aircraft?  Then this event is for you.  The 2017 Experimental Fly-In not only has displays of amateur-built aircraft and other seminars in the morning, these two afternoon workshops will allow you to learn some of the basics of building your own metal or wood aircraft.  Both workshops start at 1:00 PM in adjacent hangars.

Basic Metal Aircraft Construction Workshop
This workshop is designed to familiarize the attendee with basic metal aircraft construction, the tools used, and some hands-on lessons. See complete description in additional info. Various specialized tools will be shown and discussed.  There will be an opportunity for hands on fabrication such as locating, drilling and setting rivets in aluminum structures. Pull rivets will also be discussed.

Wood Aircraft Construction Workshop
This workshop will introduce the attendee to basic wood building techniques, with hands-on wood rib building. As part of this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to build a wooden rib jig, then how to build the wooden rib.

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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, 16 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:

Basic/Metal Workshop:   Stephen Briggs -  USAF B-52, and B-47 mechanic, Home Builder, Vari-Eze,  Currently building an RV-9.  Maintained numerous aircraft, have A&P license, completed ground up restorations of PA23-150 Apache, Aeronca Chief 11BC, and 11AC Chief,   Long time member of EAA, AOPA, and current FAA FAST team representative.   Given seminar presentations at FAASafety clinics, and classroom teaching at NH Aviation historical facility in KMHT.  Pilot ratings - ATP, CFII, Multi, Glider, and Seaplane.

Wood Workshop:   Brian Lloyd – A relatively new pilot and builder of a Mini-Max aircraft (which will be at this event). The Mini-Max is built of northern white pine and Sitka spruce.  The techniques of built-up wood wing ribs are used in many kit-built aircraft.


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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