Among the many benefits the EAA offers is a mentor program for those who are building their first custom aircraft. You can ask to be assigned to a member who lives nearby or one who has experience building the model you want to build. If you’re lucky, you’ll find both mentors in one. It’s a great benefit to have a knowledgeable person to call if you run into problems. In addition, most kit manufacturers offer customer assistance and even builder newsletters to help you through any problems.
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The EAA runs local chapters throughout the world. You’ll find that many of them meet once a month and that members often will answer questions during the month if you get into technical trouble. Think of local chapters as Experimental Aircrafters Anonymous.
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