Chapter 782, Vancouver WA

Flight Advisors

Flight AdvisorEAA Flight Advisors can help you find the right path to get you flying efficiently and, most importantly, safely. We all have had to fly a particular airplane for the first time.  Sometimes its in a brand new and never flown homebuilt where few of us can say we are qualified test pilots.  Other times, it's in a new-to-us experimental or certified GA airplane that we may not have had any time or experience in.    

The Flight Advisors program is designed to increase sport aviation safety by developing a corps of volunteers who have demonstrated expertise in specific areas of flying and making them available to EAA members who may be preparing to fly an unfamiliar aircraft.  These Flight Advisors can help you plan your first flight, and determine if additional training is needed. Often, members who access this program qualify for more complete insurance, like “first flight” coverage under the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan.  Additionally, we have several members in 782 who have extensive experience in a wide range of aircraft and can offer their advice about already made homebuilt aircraft but also about other general aviation aircraft like Cessna's, Piper, and Beechcraft's.  

A conversation with builders and pilots who have already "walked the walk" can be invaluable to safely begin a test flight program or begin a transition program to a complex and unfamiliar airplane.  For more information please call or email...

Bob Martilla  360-601-9317

Elbie Medinhall  360-904-6091




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