Upcoming EAA Events 

Chapter Activities

June 23 - ZANESVILLE, OH - Chapter 425 Pancake Breakfast, 740-454-0003

June 23 - SCHUYLKILL, PA - Chapter 390 "Top-of-the-Mountain" Fly-I

June 23 - SALEM, IN - Washington County Pilots Assn sponsored Breakfast Gathering, 812-883-5858

June 23 - MIDDLEFIELD, OH - Chapter 5 Pancake Fly-In, 330-373-2889

June 23 - WEST BRANCH, MI - Chapter 1253 Annual Fly-In, 517-343-6402

June 23 - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Hendricks County Aviation Assoc. sponsored Lunch Fly-In at Speedway Airport (3SY)

June 23 - LEE’S SUMMIT, MO - Chapter 91 Pancake Breakfast, 816-358-1458

June 23 - GILLETTE, WY - Chapter 767 Airport Fun Days, 307-682-6597

June 23 - WARSAW, IN - Chapter 1109 ASW Flyers Pancake Breakfast, 219-691-3108

June 23 - WAUSEON, OH - Chapter 149 Breakfast Fly-In at Fulton County Airport (USE)

June 23-24 - Longmont, CO - Rocky Mountain EAA Fly-In, 303-442-5002 - Visit the Fly-In's Website

June 23-24 - WALWORTH, WI - Bigfoot Airport (7V3) sponsors 5th Annual Breakfast Fly-In, 815-385-5645

June 23-24 - HOWELL, MI - Second Annual Great Lakes Fly-In at Livingston County Airport (OZW), 517-627-4360

June 23-24 - ELDRIDGE, IA - 14th Quad City Air Show, 319-322-7469

June 23-24 - REELFOOT LAKE, TN - Chapter 453 & aviation enthusiasts sponsored Ultralight Gathering, 573-222-8555

June 24 - CUMBERLAND, MD - Chapter 426 Fly-In Breakfast, 814-356-3773

June 24 - KIMBALL, MI - Chapter 979 Pancake Breakfast at the St. Clair Co. Int’l Airport, 810-364-4187

June 24 - ST CLOUD, MN - Local Chapters sponsor "Wheels, Wings and Water Fly-In, 320-529-6533

June 24 - MASSENA, NY - Chapter 500 Annual Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, 518-483-2486

June 24 - NILES, MI - Chapter 865 Annual Breakfast Fly-In at Jerry Tyler Municipal Airport (3TR), 219-271-8533

June 24 - AITKIN, MN - Annual Fly-In/Drive-in Car Show, 218-927-4104

June 27-July 6 - ROCKTON, ONTARIO - The 2001 Canadian National Soaring Championships

June 28-July 1 - EVANSVILLE, IN - Chapter 21 with Evansville Freedom Festival sponsor Thunder Air 2001, 812-425-3476

June 29-30 - RICHFIELD, UT - Sevier Valley Air Fair, 435-529-3492

June 29-July 1 - OSAGE BEACH, MO - First Annual Parasol Airplanes Fly-In, 715-568-4091

June 30 - GRANTS PASS, OR - Chapter 725 Twentieth Annual Fly-In, 541-471-7400

June 30 - PROSSER, WA - Chapter 391 Fly-In Breakfast, 509-735-1664

June 30 - LAKE PLACID, NY - Chapter 1277 Fly-In, 518-523-2473

June 30 - BLOOMFIELD, MD - Shawnee Field sponsored Airport Appreciation Day

June 30 - QUINCY, CA - Fourth Annual Wings & Wheels, 530-283-2500

Young Eagles Rallies

June 23 - TRUCKEE-TAHOE, CA - Chapter 1073 Young Eagles Day, 530-546-8515

June 23 - SUSSEX, NJ - Chapter 891 Fly-In/Young Eagles Day, 201-704-4940

EAA SportAir Workshops
Next Workshop:
JULY 06-08, 2001, CORONA, CA 
Topic: RV Assembly

Image Of The Month
EAA's website features a different airplane-themed calendar every month that you can download and use as wallpaper. For June, we feature a beautiful PBY-5 Catalina.

E-Newsletter For Recreational Aviators

June 22, 2001   Volume 1, Number 1


Welcome to EAA HOT LINE, a new weekly e-mail newsletter for members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, its divisions and affiliates. This newsletter provides a quick summary of what’s happening at EAA, with direct links to the EAA web site for the full story. We welcome your comments and suggestions to ehotline@eaa.org

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News You Can Use ---

Pioneer Airport Hosts 7th Ultralight Days Fly-In

Forty ultralights and light planes, including members of Wisconsin’s three ultralight chapters, turned out for EAA's Annual Ultralight Days June 19 at Pioneer Airport.
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2001 Golden West EAA Regional Fly-In Canceled

Organizers are disappointed, but there isn’t much they can do to speed the transition of McClellan Airport from a military to civilian facility. So rather than risk a future relationship with the airport and the county, Golden West officials decided to call off 2001 and focus on 2002.
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The Last Of A First: Restored Boeing 307 Stratoliner Coming to AirVenture

The last remaining Boeing 307 “Stratoliner” — the world’s first pressurized airliner and one of only 10 such aircraft built — will be on display at AeroShell Square during AirVenture 2001. The historic aircraft was painstakingly restored by retired Boeing employees over the past six years.
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Aviation Firsts Abound at EAA AirVenture Museum

The tale of manned flight--from the 1903 Wright Flyer to Charles Lindbergh to the F-22 Raptor—is told every day at EAA AirVenture Museum, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Be sure to take in all the history while at AirVenture this year.
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Michel Gordillo’s Around-the-World Flight Is Under Way

Spaniard Michel Gordillo took off from Salamanca, Spain, on June 19 to begin his attempt to circumnavigate the earth in his new homebuilt Ban-Bi MCR 01. Follow the progress of Michel’s epic journey, which includes a planned stop at AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, at www.sunriseflight.com.

Unlimited Racers Return to AirVenture, Race in AirVenture Cup Trial Run

Some of the fastest piston-engine airplanes on the planet return to AirVenture this year, providing demonstration flights and displays during the 49th annual EAA AirVenture celebration. But first, the four aircraft will compete in the second leg of the Klein Tools AirVenture Cup in a newly created "Reno Unlimited" Class.
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Pioneer Airport To Become A Theater During AirVenture Evenings

Billy Bishop Goes to War, a two-act play set during World War I, will be performed evenings July 25-29 during AirVenture Oshkosh by Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee. The 90-minute performance can be seen at each night at 7 p.m. in the Phillips 66 Hangar at Pioneer Airport. Admission is free.
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FAA Withdraws 11-Year-Old ANPRM On Uniform Radio Navigation Systems

Technological advances in navigation, namely development of advanced GPS systems, led the FAA to reconsider its plan to implement a radio-based system as the sole source of navigation for aircraft. EAA Washington Office Director Douglas Macnair reports the the FAA has thus decided to withdraw Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) 90-2 (55 FR 2206), originally issued in January 1990.
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On The Flight Line ---

Tom Wathen Purchases GlaStar Assets; Will Operate Both Glasair and GlaStar out of Arlington Facility
Thomas Wathen, who purchased the assets of the Glasair from bankrupt Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft Inc. (SHAI) on April 20, signed an agreement with Arlington Aircraft Development Inc. (AADI), to buy all rights and assets to the GlaStar model, according to a statement released by New Glasair LLC this week. New GlaStar, LLC will be co-located with New Glasair LLC at the former site of Stoddard-Hamilton Aircraft, Inc. at the Arlington (Washington) Airport. Mikael Via, President of New Glasair LLC, will oversee operations and management of both companies. Official close of the GlaStar sale is scheduled for June 26.
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Follow the International Aerobatic World Championships 
Want to keep up with how the US Aerobatic Team is doing as it goes for the gold? Read all about the efforts of America’s Team as it competes against other countries’ best for the World Aerobatics Championships in Burgos, Spain.

Second NXT Kit Purchase Announced By Nemesis
Nemesis Air Racing reports it has sold its second NemesisNXT kit, serial #2, to Mark Bratton, Corpus Christi, Texas. Bratton is also an owner of a Swearingen SX300, a kit aircraft that he built in the mid 1980s. Bratton, a longtime air racer with 4,000 hours under his belt, will compete in the Klein Tools EAA AirVenture Cup on July 22-23. The NemesisNXT is a two place, retractable gear, single engine kit airplane of all molded carbon fiber construction designed with Perfect Fit Technology™ (PFT) to dramatically reduce assembly time.

Europa Celebrates Sale of its 800th Kit
The Europa Aircraft Company LTD announced recently it has surpassed 800 units sold, a new record for European kit manufacturers. This total has been achieved in under eight years, making Europa XS the fastest selling British civil light aircraft ever. Sales have been made into 32 countries around the globe. More than 250 Europas are currently flying and many others are rapidly approaching completion at an average two per week. The Europa combines crisp handling STOL capabilities, ultra-quiet operation and the convenience of quickly detachable wings and tailplanes permitting more efficient storage.

Q & A: Question of the Week

To EAA Government and Industry Relations:
II have a private airstrip about 40 miles south of Dallas, Texas. I would like to have a GPS instrument approach to my strip, which is listed in the FAA database as 54TA. I would appreciate any information you might be able to provide me as to how to begin the process of getting an approach to my place. The approach would be for my own personal use and would not be used for commercial purposes. I fly a Beech 33 which has a Northstar M3 approach-approved GPS. It would be strictly a Part 91 operation. I have tried to find out the above information from the local FAA FSDO but have not found anyone in the local office who has any knowledge of what I should do or any interest in helping me. Thank you for any help you may be able to provide. I just need a starting place. Surely this has been done before. - Via e-mail

EAA is surprised the FSDO could not help you.

The best place to start is with the FAA Flight Procedures Development Office, Charlie Kettler, 817-222-4133, charlie.w.kettler@faa.gov. I talked with the office this morning and they'll be happy to help you start the process. I don't have the FAA airport database available, but I assume you own "Shank" airport, located along Highway 35E, about 50 miles south of Dallas, between the towns of Forreston and Waxahachie. From first glance at the VFR sectional you may have trouble developing the GPS approach because of the power lines that run along the southwest side of the airport and along the east side of the airport. Call Charlie to start the process. The FAA may also require you to contact the Texas DOT Aviation Division - 800-687-4568 or 512-416-4502. The locations of Charlie's Texas office and other FAA Flight Procedures Development Offices can be found at this FAA web site: http://www.mmac.jccbi.gov/avn/home/nfpo/index.html

How can we help you?
To submit a question regarding government issues, email govt@eaa.org. If you have a question about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance or any other matter, email  infoserv@eaa.org.

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