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EAA AirVenture Oshkosh RSS Feed Homebuilders Preview: Lots in Store for EAA's Core
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John Dyke
John Dyke, left, and Dave Williams spoke at the Dyke Delta Homebuilts in Review session featuring Dave's airplane at the Homebuilders Hangar during AirVenture 2012.

June 19, 2013 - With some old and some new, homebuilders' activities planned for AirVenture 2013 are sure to keep attendees busy, educated, and entertained (not to mention full!).

Homebuilders Headquarters will be a one-stop-shop for members to purchase camping, wristbands, programs, etc., as well as the place to register aircraft for Homebuilts in Review.

Homebuilts in Review takes place in the Homebuilders Hangar, supported by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co. All EAA members are eligible and encouraged to have their homebuilt aircraft judged. During the review, members display their plane in the hangar and stand by to answer questions from judges and interested members.

Homebuilders who fly in will once again receive a complimentary ride in the Welcome Wagon to Homebuilders Headquarters. Call Homebuilders Headquarters during AirVenture at 920-230-7799 to ask for the Welcome Wagon.

EAA is excited to have homebuilts from across the spectrum, ranging from composites like Glasairs, Lancairs, and Long-EZs, to the large fleet of Van's RVs; a sub-$5,000 Quickie, to a completely rebuilt, over-the-top SX-300; plus a large number of Thorp T-18s and Wittman Tailwinds as EAA celebrates their 50th and 60th anniversaries, respectively. The Tailwind also graces the annual "I flew My Homebuilt to AirVenture Oshkosh 2013" patch presented to all arriving pilots who register at Homebuilders Headquarters.

In addition to numerous displays and events throughout the week celebrating the two aircraft, the Thorp builders have scheduled a lunch for Thursday at the EAA Nature Center. Wednesday is a good day for all homebuilders' stomachs as there will be doughnuts in the morning and a corn roast from 5-7 p.m. in homebuilt camping before the Rockwell Collins Night Air Show.

Thursday night is the annual Homebuilders Dinner in the EAA Nature Center from 6-9 p.m. Tram service will begin at 5 p.m. from Homebuilders Headquarters, where attendees can purchase their tickets for $14 each.

Hands-on workshops are held every day from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and cover every aspect of building an aircraft. Workshops are presented in a "lecture-lab" style and will give participants a chance to get their hands dirty with a number of projects in each of the following areas: composite construction, fabric covering, gas welding, sheet metal, TIG welding, and wood construction. View the schedule

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