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Aerobatic Safety
Aerobatic Flight Safety
Date and Time:
Saturday, June 30, 2018, starting at 13:00 Eastern Daylight Time Download Calendar File
Weston Liu
Brief Description:

The topics presented are of interest to anyone who does aerobatics or is interested in taking up aerobatics training.  The presentation includes video of first-hand accounts, by friends Sean Tucker and Dan Marcotte, of their bailing out of broken airplanes.  Their perspectives are unique and educational.

The list of topics presented are:

* Aerobatic Emergencies - Breaking the airplane, bailing out, and inadvertent spins

* Safety Gear - Parachutes, helmets, clothing, locators

* Airplane performance and hazards - V-N, W&B, SA, FOD, Physiology

* The Pilot – G Tolerance and G Loss of Consciousness (GLOC)

* FAA Regulations

* Emergency Off Airport Landings

The presentation includes videos of upright and inverted spins from the pilot’s view.  Spin recovery procedures will be explained.  There is video of emergency parachutes being demonstrated, and Wes will have a parachute to open and examine.  You should find these video’s and all of the topics interesting and informative.

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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:

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.

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.

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Fly-in Seminar?:
60 seats at the facility, 34 remaining for online registration.
Registration Information:
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Sponsoring Division:
Boston FAASteam
Contact Information:
Joel Ventura
Phone: (978) 773-0588
Additional Event Information & Acknowledgement of Industry Sponsor(s):


This seminar is being held at the 2018 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/2018experimentalflyin.htm

There are three seminars and workshops:

  1. 09:30 am – EA6183819 –  Battle of Britain Experience, Challenges of Flight – Then & Now by Graeme J W Smith.
  2.  11:00 am – EA6183820 – Oops! I Bought a Lemon! - Owner/Operator/ A&P Mechanic Expectations and Responsibilities in Maintaining an Aircraft. By Stephen K. Brown
  3. 1:00 PM – EA6183822 – Aerobatic Safety – Flight Safety Learned through Aerobatic Flight. By Weston Liu

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.
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.

Weston Liu's background includes 3500 hours of pilot-in-command, competing in over 50 aerobatic contests, serving as an IAC Safety Coach, with Commercial pilot ASMEL SES, FAA Senior Parachute Rigger, and 1680 sport parachute jumps accumulating over 13 hours of free fall. Wes currently flies a Pitts Special S-2A and in 2017 flew to 6th Place in the Intermediate Category at the US National Aerobatic Championships.

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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