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- Horizontal Stabilizer (49:40)
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- Rudder (32:15)
- Right Elevator (35:45)
- Left Elevator (30:50)
- Inventory & Setup (9:30)
- Left Wing Prep (54:30)
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- Forward Assembly (24:30)
- Skins/Baggage Area (46:30)
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- Flaps & Gear Mounts (18:15)
- Fuselage Plumbing (14:0)
- Tail Feathers (16:35)
- Front Deck/Firewall (58:50)
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- Canopy (22:30)
- Landing Gear (18:35)
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WOW! - EAA National Aviation Day - EAA
It's National Aviation Day on August 19! We not only celebrate our freedom to fly, but reflect on how far we have come since Wilbur and Orville Wright took to the sky in 1903. We hope you have an aviation-filled day!
Youth Revival - Triple Tree Young Aviators Fly-In - EAA
The picturesque Triple Tree Aerodrome outside of Woodruff, South Carolina, recently hosted the inaugural Young Aviators Fly-In, which drew approximately 500 attendees and 200 airplanes.
EAA Sweepstakes Airplane at SUN 'n FUN - EAA
The EAA 2018 Sweepstakes airplane, a 1941 Piper J-3 Cub, is on the grounds at SUN n' FUN! We chatted with Don and Ron Wade of Don's Dream Machines and C&D Aviation, who did this amazing restoration.
International Skydiving 100-plus Jumpers! - EAA
The International Skydiving Museum Eagles, includes 100-plus jumpers from more than 10 countries. They will perform massive, stunning, and intricately patterned formations, aweing crowds as they break away with lateral speeds of over 70 mph and downward speeds of 120 mph before the parachutes pop open and land in front of the crowd. See them at #OSH18!

EAA: The Spirit of Aviation - EAA
Your love for flying is personal. It's also universal. Enthusiasts around the world share the same burning passion for aviation, a collective obsession that's at the beating heart of EAA. Your search for a like-minded, curious community of flyers of over. Together we fly. Welcome home.
EAA Chapter 1246 1st Saturday Coffee Donut Get Together -
Every first Saturday of every month, rain or shine, the members of EAA Chapter 1246 gather at McKinney National Airport to be with good friends and visitors to talk Aviation!
The Ultimate Toy Box - EAA
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, EAA 820282, spends his money on some really cool stuff like science, shipwrecks, space travel, sports franchises, rare guitars, and movie props.
EAA Ski Plane Fly-In 2018 - Charlie Becker
EAA's annual event featuring all sorts of aircraft on skis. 25 aircraft in attendance. Over 300 people enjoyed the fellowship and hot chili!
Fly aboard EAA's Ford Trimotor! Right Seat View! - Christopher Freeze
Take a flight with us - from the copilot's seat - on the EAA's Ford Trimotor.
Unchecked Aggression - the Berkut 360 - EAA
Everyone customizes their homebuilt a little. Bill O'Neil, EAA 367019, doesn't know the meaning of the word 'little'. Get the full story of the truly unique Berkut 360 that he calls the Ultra Raptor in the February 2018 issue of EAA Sport Aviation.
Tough and Tougher - DC-3 Conversion to Turbo-Prop - EAA
Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, is the only company that converts piston-engine DC-3s into turbine-powered aircraft.
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017 - EAA
The Fun Fly Zone at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is home to all kinds of flying machines, from autogyros and helicopters to powered parachutes, light homebuilts, and the rugged mounts of the Valdez STOL competitors.
Like Father, Like Son - EAA Air Academy - EAA
A love for aviation can run in the family like any other trait. Just ask David Toelle, who followed his father's footsteps through the EAA Air Academy this summer. David's father, Troy Toelle, was a part of the very first Air Academy back in 1984, and his son graduated from the Air Academy some 33 years later after attending in the summer of 2017.
Homebuilt Homecoming - EAA
For many people who come to AirVenture, the Homebuilts area is their happy place. With a variety of types from seas of RVs to singular standouts, it's easy to see why.
EAA Chapter 643 - 2017 Flyin at SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ. - Brent Connelly
2017 EAA Chapter 643 Annual Flyin at N40, SkyManor Airport in Pittstown, NJ.

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