Upcoming EAA Events 

Chapter Activities

July 11-15 - Arlington, WA - Northwest EAA Fly-In, 360-435-5857

July 13-15 - HILLSBORO, OH - 17th Annual Helicopter Roundup, 513-932-6500

July 13-15 - ROSE, NY - Chapter 1017 Fly-In Gathering, 315-626-2992

July 13-15 - NEW LONDON, WI - Seventh Annual GUMP’s Ultralight and Light Plane Fly-In, 920-731-5037

July 14 - AUGUSTA, GA - Chapter 172, Poker-run Fly In, 706-547-3607

July 14 - TRUCKEE-TAHOE, CA - Chapter 1073 Pancake Breakfast, 530-546-8515

July 14 - ASHLAND COUNTY, OH - (3G4) Breakfast Fly-In, 419-281-3966

July 14 - RUSSELLVILLE, KY - Chapter 1165 Pancake Breakfast, 270-755-5237

July 14 - MAYVILLE, NY - Dart Airport sponsored Fly-In Breakfast, 716-753-2160

July 14 - CLEARFIELD, PA - Chapter 748 Breakfast Fly-In, Clearfield-Lawrence Airport (FIG), 814-236-0760

July 14 - KENTLAND, IN - Kentland Municipal Fly-In/Open House, 219-474-9080

July 14 - ST SIMON ISLAND, GA - American Navion Society sponsored Annual Fly-In, 410-692-6334

July 14 - CLOQUET, MN - Carlton County Airport Commission and Chapter 1221 sponsored Grand Opening of COQ Airport Expansion, 218-879-4911

July 14 - TREMONT CITY, OH - Mad River Airport sponsored Fly-In, 937-969-8521

July 14 - SHERMAN, TX - Chapter 323 Second Annual Pancake Breakfast at (KSWI), 903-523-4899

July 14 - HIBBING, MN - Chapter 996 Sixth Annual "Miners Breakfast" Fly-In, 218-263-4152

July 14 - PELL CITY, AL - Chapter 1320 Fly-In Breakfast, 205-338-9500

July 14-15 - GENESEO, NY - 1941 Aircraft Group’s "History of Flight Airshow," 716-243-2100

July 14-15 - GREENVILLE, KY - Chapter 1184 FAA Mini Wings Weekend, 270-338-1330

July 14-15 - CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO - Cape Girardeau Regional Airport sponsored 4th Annual Air Festival, 573-334-6230

July 14-15 - CASSELTON, ND - Chapter 317 "Planes on the Plains" 2001, 701-347-5519 (website)
July 15 - EAST TROY, WI - Friends of the East Troy Airport sponsored Open House, 262-968-2044

July 15 - PETERSBURG, WV - Potomac Highlands Pilots Association sponsored Fly-In at Grant County Airport (W99), 304-257-4435

July 15 - LANCASTER, OH - Airport Open House (LHQ), 740-746-4146, lcraig@greenapple.com

July 15 - WARROAD, MN - EAA & Warroad Women of Today sponsored Fly-In at Lake of the Woods (RRT), 218-386-1691

July 15 - PLATTEVILLE, WI - Platteville Airport sponsored 3rd Annual Fly-In Breakfast, 608-348-3580

July 15 - GRANTSBURG, WI - Chapter 875 Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast at (GIG), 715-349-2095

July 15-16 - ROCK FALLS, IL - North Central EAA Chapter 101 "Old Fashioned Fly-In" at (SQI), 630-543-6743

July 15-20 - SHELBYVILLE, ID - International Cessna 170 Assoc. sponsors the 33rd Annual Convention, 417-532-4847

Young Eagles Rallies

July 14 - PUNTA GORDA, FL - Chapter 565 Pancake Breakfast/Young Eagle Rally, Charlotte County Airport, 941-627-1700

July 14 - MURFREESBORO, TN - Chapter 419 Fly-In/Young Eagles Breakfast

July 14-15 - HAGERSTOWN, MD - Chapter 36 and Hagerstown Aircraft Services sponsored Young Eagles Day/Fly-In, 301-739-0074

EAA SportAir Workshops
Next Workshop:
July 13-15, GRIFFIN, GA
Topic: TIG Welding

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EAA's website features a different airplane-themed calendar every month that you can download and use as wallpaper. For June, we feature EAA's pair of Young Eagles RV-6As..

E-Newsletter For Recreational Aviators

July 6, 2001   Volume 1, Number 3


Two weeks, four days to AirVenture Oshkosh 2001!

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 website for the full story. We welcome your comments and suggestions to ehotline@eaa.org

Get the latest Sport Pilot News 

News You Can Use ---

A Giant Step Forward For Sport Pilot/Light Sport Airplane: From DOT To OMB

In what is considered the most significant step yet, the Sport Pilot/Light Sport Airplane proposal has left the Department of Transportation and is now at the Office of Management and Budget. This huge development has fostered speculation that an important announcement for AirVenture may be looming. 
(read more)

EAA Plans To “Begin The Countdown” At AirVenture Opening Day

EAA will “Begin The Countdown” for its Countdown To Kitty Hawk Initiative at the newly transformed Countdown To Kitty Hawk Pavilion (the former EAA Action Pavilion) on July 24. Those attending opening day won't want to miss it!
(read more)

For Kevin Gustafson, It's All About Giving Something Back

Kevin Gustafson, Seal Beach, California, is on a mission to fly to all 50 states to promote EAA's Young Eagles program. Kevin, 19, received a Young Eagles flight in 1993 that changed his life forever.
(read more)

Members Benefit From EAA Chapter Leadership Workshops

Recent EAA Chapter Leadership Workshops held in Seattle, Washington, and Hartford, Connecticut, were unqualified successes according to the Chapter leaders who attended them.
(read more)

Camping With Your Homebuilt Airplane At AirVenture

For the first time ever, several rows within Showplane Camping will be designated for homebuilts only. The Homebuilt Aircraft Council is “test-flying” a program where, on a first-come, first-served basis, homebuilt campers will be parked together in a designated area.
(read more)

FAA Announces Full Slate Of AirVenture Forums

The Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a wide variety of forums and educational offerings at AirVenture, plus Administrator Jane Garvey holds her annual Meet the Administrator session on Friday, July 27, at 11:30 a.m.
(read more)

Oklahoma Aeronautics And Space Commission Supports AsMA Resolution

The State of Oklahoma's Aeronautics and Space Commission agrees with the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) and its resolution calling for more federal resources for clearing the large backlog of medical certification cases.
(read more)

On The Flight Line ---

New GlaStar Completes Purchase Of AADI
Thomas Wathen’s New GlaStar LLC completed the purchase of Arlington Aircraft Development Inc's (AADI) GlaStar rights and assets on June 29. A sales price was not disclosed. The new companies (New Glasair LLC and New GlaStar LLC), headquartered in the former AADI facilities in Arlington, Washington, will now focus on getting both Glasair and GlaStar product lines back into production, said President Mikael Via. "Progress was made the last two weeks in a lot of areas, most of which was directly aimed at our goal of being able to ship parts to customers," he said.
In addition, the "New" companies will hold informational open house sessions throughout Arlington’s Northwest EAA Fly-In, set for July 11-15. Session will be held:
July 11-12, 1-4 p.m. 
July 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
July 14, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
(read more)

Zenith Announces STOL CH 701 Update
Designer Chris Heintz has introduced 4th edition design updates to the popular STOL CH 701 short take-off and landing (STOL) kit aircraft. Gross weight of the two-seat all-metal aircraft has been increased from 960 lbs. to 1,100 lbs. to better accommodate the installation of new engines such as the 100-hp Rotax 912S. New wing tanks (2 x 10 US gal.) are now standard equipment with the design, as well as new top-hinged "swing-up" doors and a formed acrylic windshield. The new 4th edition blueprints are CAD-drawn for maximum clarity and detail.
The high wing STOL CH 701 design features fixed leading edge wing slats to provide excellent short take-off and landing performance and great grass-field (off airport) capability. A typical take-off roll is less than 100 feet.
For more information, contact Zenith Aircraft Company at 573-581-9000 or visit www.zenithair.com/stolch701.

Atlantic Aero Certifies 310 hp Non-Turbo Conversion For Cessna 210s
Atlantic Aero and sister company Aero Modification & Consulting, LLC, Greensboro, North Carolina, received STC approval for their Teledyne Continental IO 550-P on turbocharged Cessna 210 models made from 1970-1984.
The engines, marketed under the name “550 T.I. Engine Conversion,” has significant performance gains below 10,000 feet MSL, reduced fuel consumption and up to a 43 percent increase TBO over the turbocharged airplane.
The conversion incorporates a Tuned Induction System and Atlantic’s six-point, SmoothRide Engine Mount System. The propeller is replaced with a Hartzell Scimitar Propeller.
Cooling requirements of the new engine are significantly reduced and are provided by redesigned engine cowling air inlets. The cowl flaps are also redesigned, reducing the aircraft’s empty weight by over 75 lbs.
“We have thousands of hours of flight experience with this engine and it has performed flawlessly,” said Atlantic Aero’s COO Jim Spindler.

First-Time Winners in 25th Air Race Classic
Dene Chabot-Fence, Carson City, Nevada, and Gloria May, Kerman, California, won the 25th annual Air Race Classic all women’s cross-country speed race in a Piper PA28-180 (Cherokee). They finished less than a minute ahead of Sophia Payton, Clearwater, Florida and Bernice Barris, Cleveland, Ohio, in a Cessna 182S. This is Chabot-Fence/May’s first win after eight consecutive top-ten finishes since 1994.
The race began on June 26 in San Diego with 31 airplanes and finished on June 29 at Sporty’s Pilot Shop in Batavia, Ohio. Original plans were altered by bad weather, unfortunately, causing the official race to end at Pratt, Kansas. The women flew to Batavia on their own in honor of the race’s silver anniversary.
Airplanes were handicapped based primarily on horsepower and design. Winners were determined by how well they exceeded their handicaps in ground speed (knots). 
The 2002 Air Race Classic will be from Silver City, New Mexico, to Hampton, Virginia. Contact Pauline Glasson, 361/289-1101, or ashoner@aol.com.

Q & A: Question of the Week

To EAA Government and Industry Relations:
Where in the FARs does it require that a homebuilt airplane be inspected every 12 months?  - Via e-mail

The answer to this takes a couple of FAR's. FAR 43 covers all maintenance, preventative maintenance, rebuilding and alteration on U.S.-certificated aircraft. However, FAR 43.1(b) says the FAR 43 requirements do not apply to experimental amateur-built (homebuilt) aircraft.

FAR 91.319(b) says that no person may operate an experimental aircraft unless (a) it is controllable throughout it's normal range of speeds and maneuvers and (b) it has no hazardous operating characteristics.

FAR 91.319(C) says the FAA Administrator will issue "special operating limitations".

FAA Order 8130.2D paragraph 134b(22) (special amateur-built operating limitations) says no person shall (mandatory term) operate this aircraft unless within the preceding 12 calendar months it has had a condition inspection performed in accordance with the scope and detail of Appendix D to FAR 43 and found to be in a condition for safe operation.

The special operating limitations are issued by the FAA Administrators agent (FAA FSDO/MIDO Safety Inspector or DAR) at the time the amateur-built aircraft is initially inspected & certificated, and state you must follow the guidance of FAR 43 to complete an annual condition inspection and certify that the aircraft is safe to fly per FAR 91.319.

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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