Upcoming EAA Events 

Chapter Activities

July 17-20 - KEOKUK, IA - Joint Liaison & Light Trainer Formation Coalition (JLFC) Annual Formation Clinic, 715-369-9769

July 17-20 - DUBLIN, IRELAND - Air Traffic Control Assoc. International Technical Conference and Exhibits, 703-522-5717

July 18-22 - PALERMO, NY - Gulliver’s Wilderness Third Annual Ultralight Fly-In, 315-598-2075

July 19-22 - PARIS, FRANCE - 54th RSA Fly-In at the Epinal-Mirecourt Airfield in France

July 19-22 - KEOKUK, IA - L-Birds Fly-In, 319-524-6378

July 20-22 - LUDINGTON, MI - Chapter 772 Weekend Fly-In at Mason County Airport (LDM)

July 21 - HUNTSVILLE, AL - Chapter 190 Breakfast at Moontown Airport (3M5) 256-880-8136

July 21 - WAUSAU, WI - Wausau Downtown Airport sponsored 3rd Annual SwingDing, 715-848-6000

July 21 - SUSANVILLE, CA - Chapter 794 Annual Susanville Airfair, 530-257-0334

July 21 - COOK, MN - Cook Area Friends of Aviation & the Cook Airport Commission sponsored 1st Annual Cook Airport Days, 218-666-2200

July 21 - WASHINGTON ISLAND, WI - Washington Island Lions Club sponsored 48th Annual Fly-In Whitefish Boil, 920-847-2770

July 22 - OELWEIN, IA - Chapter 1269 Third Annual Fly-In Supper, 319-283-5189

July 21-22 - KALAMAZOO, MI - Warbirds Over Kalamazoo, 616-382-6555

July 21-22 - PORT TOWNSEND, WA - Chapter 1026 and the Jefferson County Pilots Assoc. Annual Fly-In, 360-681-0895

July 21-22 - PORTAGE, WI - Chapter 371 Lunch to Oshkosh-Bound Flyers,608-742-3031

July 22 - MARSHFIELD, WI - Chapter 992 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 715-384-8700

July 22 - ZANESVILLE, OH - Chapter 425 Pre-Oshkosh Fly-In, 740-454-0003

July 22 - BURLINGTON, WI - 9th Annual Group Ercoupe Flight Into AirVenture, 715-842-7814

July 22 - MOON TOWNSHIP, PA - Chapter 857 Fly-In & Flying Start Program

July 22 - DANVILLE, PA - Chapter 769 Fly-In Breakfast, 570-275-3935

July 23 - OSHKOSH, WI - AMA Scale Model R/C Fly-In, 920-231-6153

EAA SportAir Workshops
Next Workshop:
AUGUST 10-12, 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 EAA's pair of Young Eagles RV-6As.

E-Newsletter For Recreational Aviators

July 13, 2001   Volume 1, Number 4

1 week, 4 days to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, July 24-30!


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

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News You Can Use ---

Chapter 234 Delivers Welcome Wagon #3 To EAA

EAA “Welcome Wagon #3,” built by Chapter 234 members this past year, was presented to EAA President and AirVenture Chairman Tom Poberezny this week. the Wagons provide ground transportation to newly arriving homebuilt pilots.
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Aviation Explorers Operate From New Home Base

Aviation Explorer Scouts perform important services at AirVenture Oshkosh, like welcoming pilots and their passengers to the convention, helping them park and assisting with their immediate needs. Now the Explorers are in need after their Home Base mobile home on the grounds was destroyed by a windstorm in June.
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"Happy Birthday, Amelia" Party Planned On Opening Day

On July 24, opening day of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, mail order house Historic Aviation will throw party to celebrate the birthday of Amelia Earhart, who was born on July 24, 1897. Also hear about plans to recreate one of Earhart's famous flights in  the only flying example of Earhart's 1927 AVRO Avian.
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All-New, Eighth Edition of EAA’s AeroCrafter Now Available

EAA's AeroCrafter is the definitive homebuilder's catalog, providing everything you need to select, build, equip, fly, and maintain your own aircraft. The eighth edition in hot off the press and available now! Informative articles by industry experts help guide you through the selection and building process, plus the accompanying CD-ROM has includes interactive search and comparative graphing capability, cost calculators, videos, photo gallery, FAA Regulations, and much more. Order AeroCrafter at www.aerocrafter.org.

Pair Of B-1 Fly-Bys Announced At AirVenture

A U.S. Air Force B-1B “Lancer” bomber from McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, will perform two fly-bys during AirVenture. The fly-bys will begin the afternoon showcase flights on July 25 and 27 at approximately 12:45.
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CASPA Returns To Compete Before AirVenture Crowd

AirVenture will be the one and only stop for the Championship Air Show Pilots Association (CASPA) challenge this year, featuring five of the world's most skilled pilots competing to determine who is the "best" in the 2001 EAA AirVenture Challenge.
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Schuck Reports On ICAO Meeting In Switzerland

Members of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) discussed a variety of issues, including aircraft certification, global leasing, maintenance aspect, licensing of all airmen including training facilities, and general operations issues at its June meeting held in Geneva. EAA's Charlie Schuck was there and provides a recap of what went on.
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On The Flight Line ---

General Aviation Coalition Asks For Administrator's Support On Meigs Field
The 17-member General Aviation Council, which includes EAA, sent a letter to FAA Administrator Jane Garvey asking for her support on their unanimous position that Chicago's Meigs Field should remain open.
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FAA Issues AC On Garmin GNS 430
“A potential inaccuracy exists in the horizontal and vertical course deviation outputs from the GNS 430, which are used to drive the CDI (Course Deviation Indicator),” The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Concern Sheet on the Garmin GNS 430.
“If the inaccuracy manifests in a particular GNS installation, the CDI may depict inaccurate deviation information from the GNS 430,” the AC reads. GNS 430 serial numbers 96301296 through and including 96303200, plus the additional 81 serial numbers are affected. (Refer to list on GARMIN Safety Bulletin # 9905) The FAA is considering possible AD action and requests public input to Roger Souter, Wichita Aircraft Certification Office, 316-946-4134, roger.souter@faa.gov.

Control Vision’s “Cones of Safety” Given Patent Pending Status
A key part of Control Vision’s Anywhere Map GPS has been granted Patent Pending status by the U.S. Patent Office. The Pittsburgh, Kansas, avionics developer’s unique approach to providing a high margin of safety to pilots of all aircraft, called “Cones of Safety,” integrates GPS information and precise position with known aircraft characteristics to draw “safety circles” on a moving map with an airport at the center of each circle. An aircraft in distress and inside a Cone of Safety circle can safely glide to the airport inside those circles on the map. For more information, call 620 231-6647 or visit www.controlvision.com.

Q & A: Question of the Week

To EAA Government and Industry Relations:
I was just refused permission from the Indianapolis Flight Standards office to take the A&P tests. They told me that building an airplane and participating in Annuals did nothing for me in terms of meeting the experience requirements to get permission to take the tests. He said a person must work at least 18 months for a specialty and at least 30 months for general in a repair or maintenance facility with detailed documentation of the work performed. Military experience might also count. I didn't understand the rules that way, in fact, neither did two other people from here that got their A&P licenses several years ago. How does EAA interpret the rules?  - Via e-mail

Good question. First of all, the FAA Safety Inspector is correct when he says that per FAR 65.77(a) and (b) the A&P applicant must have the experience limitations he stated. However, he failed to review his FAA handbook, FAA order 8300.10, Chapter 22, paragraph 9b - which states "experience gained from 'work on an experimental amateur-built aircraft' should be evaluated on its own merits if it fulfills the experience requirements."
You need to present to the FAA FSDO enough documentation to document the time and work experience (e.g., time spent building your aircraft, doing the annuals for ?? number of years, etc.) EAA Information Services has an excellent handout that describes the process in detail which I will send to you.

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.

EAA Divisions and Affiliates

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