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About Us - EAI

Experimental Aircraft Info (EAI) started when friends were asking me questions like: "I am planning a flight to airport such and such on this or that date. Do you know where to find the latest weather enroute and information for that airport...?". I'm sure you will recognize this. Thus the idea for this website was born and later expanded into aircraft building help.

We aim to provide concise information on several interesting subjects for pilots and other aviation enthousiasts, thus refreshing once learned knowledge and not pretending to be a full fledged pilots course. The level is comparable to that of a commercial pilot license (CPL), where needed we will delve deeper explaining subjects further. Articles will be to the point and whetting your appetite for more, leaving you to study the topic further at your own pace.

Finally, if you have enjoyed and found this site useful, consider a donation or become one of our patrons at Patreon, click here for that. This will keep our site going for years and its information free of any membership. Thanks for your support!

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Anyway, have fun reading, flying, building and stay tuned for updates.

Yes, we're really licensed: EU NL-PPL (A), FAA US-CPL (A), CAA NZ-CPL (A), RFI(A)
Ratings: Single Engine Piston Land and Sea, Light Sport/Ultralight Aircraft, Night VFR, Aerobatics, Aircraft Whale Watch, Gas-Turbine, LPE-6
Certified A/C: Gippsland Aeronautics GA-8 Airvan, Beechcraft BE-36, Piper PA-28, Cessna C-150/152, Cessna C-172, ACA Citabria, Tecnam P2002 & P92-JS, Pipistrel Virus SW (121)
Experimental A/C: DynAero MCR-01, Ultravia Pelican PL (Turbo 914, 912s), SMAN Petrel Amphibian
LSA A/C: Rans S-6S S-12, Condor TL-232, Tecnam P92(E), Pipistrel Alpha Trainer


Ten Year Anniversary

Yes, we have been on the World Wide Web for over a decade now!
It has been a lot of work, creating/writing pages, a number of site rebuilds, infrastructure changes and a lot of time but we have enjoyed it to the fullest! We would like to say thanks to all our visitors and patrons who have made us grow and become the site we are now. Thank you very much for that!

Technical Stuff

This website is developed under Ubuntu Linux with Geany/ BlueFish and under Windows with Visual Studio Code/ PSPAD using HTML5 / XHTML1, CSS3, PHP7 and JavaScript / AJAX / jQuery. We implement useful modern features (for example: Service Workers with Cache API, Workbox routing and a Progressive Web App) as they become available in mainstream browsers and mobile devices with their fluid layout.

Our Content

Is based on known facts, personal experience, studies and valid peer reviewed, robust science. We do not present subjects that are known to be not verifiable. On some of our pages we show physics, notably weather subjects, and those are based on confirmable facts and not on beliefs, false consensus, faith or political views. We would like to keep an open and somewhat sceptical view with an inquiring mind.


HTTPS/SSL is implemented as a security measure to ensure the webpage is delivered fully encrypted to the end user without the possibility of a 'man in the middle' attack. HTTP/2 low latency is also active but that depends greatly on which browser is used to access the site.

Content Delivery Network

Protected by CloudFlare

Our content is delivered via the CloudFlare Content Delivery Network (CDN) and this increases our website speed as users will connect to a data center close by where our site is then cached. CloudFlare also protects against malicious activity from site scrapers (rate limiting), spammers, botnets, DDOS attacks and other vulnerabilities.

Browser Compatibility

Testing has been done on several mobile web and desktop browsers such as Chrom(e|ium), Firefox / Mozilla 1.7, Opera and Safari, Netscape Navigator 9.x (the final version), Konqueror 3.5, Flock 2.5.6, Maxthon 3.x, MS Edge and Internet Explorer version 11 (as IE10 and lower are not W3C compliant, so please do update!) browsers operating under Windows 200(0/3/8/12/16) / XP / Vista / Windows 7, 8 and 10 and several 32 and 64 bit Ubuntu / Debian Linux based desktop operating systems.

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To maintain a good user experience we recommend a minimum resolution of 1152x864 pixels and the pages will expand no wider than 1190 pixels to maintain the Fibonacci sequence (Golden ratio 1,618) with the side menu for layout purposes.

Mobile Devices

Due to the layout of the site we support tablet devices with screen sizes from 7.0" and up (resolution 1024X600 with one zoom out level). On mobile devices with smaller displays the site will work responsively but readability will be somewhat impaired, which is typical on those devices.

RSS feed

We also have a live RSS (v2.0) feed available to be used by RSS capable readers. This will make it easier to follow the updates here on the site as they are available in your favorite RSS reader almost instantly. Subscribe to our updates or see the RSS icon in the menu above.


We run ads on the site to pay for the hosting, DNS name, CDN expenses and also to keep development/ updating of the site ongoing. As nothing is free on the Internet. You might want to think about that, should you be using an ad blocker.

You may also choose to help us via Patreon, which is very much appreciated, click here to support us!

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