EAA's Give Flight Initiative

The EAA's Give Flight goal for this week is to build five wing sets (one Sonex Waiex, one Van's RV-12, one Zenith CH 650, and two Zenith CH 750) during AirVenture week. Located in the same tent as last year's successful One Week Wonder project, five chapters from the U.S. and Canada have provided volunteers to build the wings with the help of the general public (under close supervision) and other experienced volunteer builders.

EAA Give Flight
EAA volunteers teach all-comers how to successfully pull a rivet on a practice board before proceeding to an actual wing.

[sc:ad180]The completed wings will be shipped to the five EAA chapters, who have pledged to complete the projects, fly the planes to the 2017 AirVenture, and then establish five new flying clubs to share The Spirit of Aviation. Sonex, Van's, and Zenith donated the wing kits and Aircraft Spruce provided other support. The individual chapter will fund-raise to cover the remaining needs.

 

EAA Give Flight
Ethan Park of Asheville, NC, pulls a rivet on an RV-12 wing as part of EAA's Give Flight initiative. This wing will be shipped to Meridan, CT, for completion by EAA Chapter 27.
EAA Give Flight
After a volunteer pulls a wing rivet and signs it, they then log their effort in the aircraft's Builder's Log.
EAA Give Flight
Experienced teenage builders from Teen Flight and Eagle's Nest work on the right wing for Chapter 27's RV-12 wing.
EAA Give Flight
You can watch the action and pull a rivet on the southwest corner of Celebration Way and Knapp Street at AirVenture.

 

Louise Hose

Louise Hose is an instrument-rated, commercial pilot who regularly flies her RV-6, her husband’s RV-8, and an RV-3B and a Dream Tundra, which they built together. They live in Dayton Valley Airpark in Nevada. She also edits the monthly, free digital newsletter, The Homebuilder’s Portal by KITPLANES®.

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