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 and flying information.
We aim to provide concise information on several interesting subjects for pilots and other aviation enthusiasts, 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.
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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
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Carl E. Sagan (1934-1996): "What counts is not what sounds plausible, not what we would like to believe, not what one or two witnesses claim, but only what is supported by hard evidence rigorously and skeptically examined. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence".
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