Well maybe there is... Here s a short list of a few things that are free to homebuilders, experimental aviators. To view this very same message at anMessage 1 of 1 , May 1, 2012View Source
Well maybe there is...
Here's a short list of a few things that are free to homebuilders, experimental aviators.
To view this very same message at an interactive website, click here: http://www.contactmagazine.com/FreeLunch.html
1) EAA'S EXPERIMENTER eNEWSLETTER.
We've just entered our fourth year of offering an online publication dedicated to homebuilders and experimental aviators. It's a monthly newsletter that's filled with articles about and links to stuff that we know applies to you, and it's completely free, even to non EAA members.
The catch? None, other than having to deal with maybe three or four small ads- which currently are Wicks, Spitfire, Sportair Workshops, and sometimes COZY. They are so small and invasive they're actually a little hard to find.
Here's a link to the current issue:
http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/issues/1202.html. The next issue is about to go live any day now.
Signing up now will ensure it gets delivered to your inbox. You can do that here: http://www.eaa.org/experimenter/
And if you'd like to see some of the back issues, you can do that here:
2) CONTACT! Magazine
We've recently placed a total of 10 issues of our magazine online for a free download. http://issuu.com/panzera
The catch? None, other than that we hope you'll enjoy it enough to subscribe.
3) THE ALTERNATIVE ENGINE ROUND-UP
CONTACT! Magazine has been sponsoring a free fly-in for several years. It's moved around a little, and last year it moved once again. This year it will continue to be held in conjunction with the Golden West Fly-in (as it was last year) in Marysville CA and will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2012. http://www.ContactMagazine.com/roundup.html
If you are flying-in with an aircraft powered by a Sube, Corvair, Rotary, Viking, or any other auto conversion and would like to present a forum (or even if you are currently building one and can't bring it), please contact me. Editor@...
The catch? In order for it to be free, you must fly in with an experimental aircraft that has an "alternative engine" and be willing to put it on display with the others. This will entitle you and the occupants who flew in with you to attend the fly-in for free. And for you that have an experimental (data plate removed) hot-rod Lycoming, Continental, or any number of non-certified, non-auto conversion engines (UL, Jabiru, Hirth, Deltahawk, etc.) we consider those an "alternative engine" too.
The catch? Absolutely none. This is how we "give back" to the community. Unfortunately, if you don't fly in with a qualifying aircraft, you'll have to pay the normal rate to get into the Golden West event, but there won't be any additional fee to attend the Round-up.
4) SUN 'n FUN 2012 ALTERNATIVE ENGINE FORUMS ON DVD.
Ok, this one's not completely free, but it's also not ready yet. I just wanted to give you a heads-up that we'll be offering it soon, for free, as a thank-you for a donation to our cause: http://www.contactmagazine.com/contact1.html
The catch? A donation to a great cause.
You can keep up with the latest experimental aviation news by following us on Facebook:
The catch? Facebook itself. :)
But you don't need to sign-up to read the CONTACT! Magazine and Experimenter pages.
6) WE NEED YOUR ARTICLE
As you may have noticed, I'm the editor of two experimental aircraft publications, CONTACT! Magazine and Experimenter. So I'm always on the hunt for articles.
Each of these publications are about you, the homebuilder. Whether you are building or flying an experimental aircraft, we need your story! If you don't think you have a story worth sharing, this short video http://www.wimp.com/obviousyou/ may help.
While not every plane or project can be highlighted in the pages of *Sport Aviation*, or *KITPLANES*, your fellow readers still want to see your accomplishments, including any tips you may have to share, or tools you may have created along the way. All we need is 500-1500 words, 5-10 photos and a brief description or caption for each one. If you would like to write more, it is encouraged, and don't be surprised if we contact you to ask more about your project. The best stories come from you, so please don't be bashful.
The catch? You may get mobbed by fans, you could get a movie deal, or you could get nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
Thank you for reading this through to the end. I humbly apologize if this reaches you more than once; it only means that you and I are on the same email groups more than once. And I truly hope that you benefit from reading this and taking advantage of these things that are there for you.
And if you're willing, please share this email with those who you think can benefit, individuals and groups alike.
Editor, EAA's Experimenter e-Newsletter
And I apologize for any misspellings, as well as grammar and punctuation. My proof reader is on vacation. :)