EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize

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Introducing a Founder’s Innovation Prize. The idea of a esteem is to keep a suggestion of creation alive in a EAA village and precedence a creativity toward elucidate specific hurdles confronting a ubiquitous aviation community. The tip finishers will accept a money extend toward building their product and distinguished bearing during AirVenture.

The 2017 Challenge

The 2017 EAA Founder’s Innovation Prize is a competition to solve a problem of deadly detriment of control accidents in amateur-built aircraft by innovation. The competition is intentionally open-ended, with a usually settled idea to revoke fatalities from this form of collision in amateur-built aircraft dramatically over a subsequent decade – 25% in a subsequent 5 years, 50% in a subsequent ten.

Goals and Criteria

Loss of control (LOC) in moody is a heading means of deadly accidents in ubiquitous aviation, quite in amateur-built aircraft. Fatal LOC events embody base-to-final stalls, depart stalls, detriment of control while maneuvering, spatial disorientation, and more. The 2017 competition seeks ways to solve this problem. The resolution could be technical in inlet or otherwise.

The judging criteria include:

  • Effectiveness in shortening LOC occurrence, including far-reaching qualification to a initial amateur-built swift and majority of a solution
  • Low Cost
  • Ease of installation/implementation


The winning particular or group will accept a esteem of $25,000, with $10,000 awarded for second place, and $5,000 for third. The 5 finalists will also be featured in EAA media heading adult to a final award.

Source: eaa.org

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