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This Week's
Scheduled Activities
September 21 - LANSING, MI - Chapter 260 Careers in Aviation, 708-672-9865

September 21-22 - Abilene, TX - Southwest EAA Fly-In, 800-727-7704

September 21-23 - PINE BLUFF, AR - 21st Annual KR Gathering at Grider Field (PBF), 870-535-3294

September 21-23 - CULLMAN, AL - Cullman Airport and Wallace State College Helicopter Dept sponsored 7th Annual North Alabama Rotorcraft Fly-In, 256-775-1011

September 22 - MT. VERNON, IL - Chapter 1155 5th Annual Little Egypt Fly-In/Verteran’s Reunion, 618-244-3303

September 22 - SALEM, IN - Washington County Pilots Assn sponsored Breakfast Gathering, 812-883-5858

September 22 - ALTOONA, PA - Second Annual Central States Assoc. Pennsylvania Canard Fall Foliage Fly-In at Altoona/Blair County Airport (AOO), 814-942-4653

September 22 - ASHEBORO, NC - Chapter 1176 Aerofest 2001, 336-879-2830

September 22 - KALAMAZOO, MI - Air Zoo Invitational Model Contest, 616-382-6555

September 22 - SAN JOSE, CA - Reid-Hillview Airport Day, 408-274-2459

September 22 - OCEAN CITY, NJ - Ocean City Municipal Airport sponsored Annual Air Festival, 609-399-0907

September 22 - MANSFIELD, MA - Chapter 701 20th Anniversary/Fly-In/Airport Open House, RESCHEDULED: OCT. 20, 508-339-3624

September 22 - WETUMPKA, AL - Chapter 822 Fall Fly-In, 334-279-8418

September 22 - GLENCOE, MN - Chapter 92, First Annual Brat & Corn Feed Fly-In, 320-238-2376

September 22 - BAKERSFIELD, CA - Pacific Wing & Ride Fly-In at Meadows Field, 619-834-5029

September 22 - FREEPORT, IL - Chapter 475 Fall Fly-In, 815-233-4484

September 22-23 - LEBANON, TN - Chapter 863 Annual Chapter Fly-In at (M54)

September 22-23 - NASHUA, NH - Second Annual Aviation Heritage Festival sponsored by Daniel Webster College, 603-577-6625

September 23 - PORT CLINTON, OH - Chapter 1247 Fly-In at Carl Keller Field (PCW)

September 23 - SIMSBURY, CT - Chapter 324 16th Annual Simsbury Fly-In, 860-408-0040, jbellino@snet.net 

September 23 - PALMYRA, IL - Old Flyers Reunion at Zelmer Memorial Airport, 618-778-5752

September 23 - SPRINGFIELD, SD - Airport Breakfast (KY03)

September 23 - LANSING, MI - Chapter 260 Pancake Breakfast/Fly-In, 708-672-9865

September 23-26 - DULUTH, MN - The 312th Bomb Group Assn. sponsored 53rd Consecutive Reunion, 218-245-3970, cgmewt@is;oml/me

EAA SportAir Workshops
Next Workshops:
· SEPT 21-23, 2001, OSHKOSH, WI
Topic: Lancair Assembly 

SEPT 21-23, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA Topic: RV Assembly
See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

Photo of the Month

A unique aerial view of the "coolest place at AirVenture" - the EAA Seaplane Base - is the featured desktop image for September. Just visit the download page on the EAA website and follow directions.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

September 19, 2001   Volume 1, Number 22

Special Edition

Welcome to a Special Edition of EAA HOT LINE, the 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 

News You Can Use ---

EAA hopes you find this information useful as we work to put VFR general aviation back in the sky in the quickest, safest and most responsible manner possible. Please visit the following links for continuous updates.

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VFR Airspace Opens Through Much Of U.S. 
Updated 9/19/01  7:29 p.m. (CDT)
The Federal Aviation Administration announced late today (Sept. 19) that much of the nation’s airspace available to pilots flying under Visual Flight Rules (VFR) has been reopened, with restrictions remaining in major metropolitan areas and flight training.

EAA, which has worked diligently over the past week for restoration of general aviation access to the national airspace, called the move a very positive first step. Earlier Wednesday, EAA president Tom Poberezny received a call from FAA Administrator Jane Garvey, briefing him on the opening of significant national airspace segments to VFR traffic, specifically addressing “recreational flying, air shows, ultralights and a variety of general aviation activities.” FAA issued a NOTAM on this issue with specific details on airspace access.

“This reopening of major portions of VFR airspace with no restrictions is very good news, especially at a time when no news was creating a confusing and chaotic situation within general aviation,” Poberezny said. “As we’ve continually stated, we wanted VFR flight to return as it was previous to Sept. 11, with no lasting effects.”

“The announcement allows the nation’s aviators access to some airspace,” he said. “In conjunction with that announcement, it’s important for a continuing balance between the nation’s security issues and the needs of the country’s aviation infrastructure and potential severe economic impact. We can’t stop here.”

EAA and its affiliate, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI), remain committed to addressing the remaining prohibited areas for VFR flight and flight training, which continue to cause economic hardships throughout the country.

“As access to the national airspace widens, it is of extreme importance that every pilot exercises outstanding airmanship and professionalism,” Poberezny added. “Be especially aware of Class B airspace and restricted areas. Understandably, during this time of national crisis, it is absolutely critical that aviators operate responsibly.”

Administrator Garvey reiterated to Poberezny that she is committed to continuing efforts with the Department of Defense and national security officials regarding the incremental release of more VFR airspace in the future. Garvey also assured Poberezny that she would be in constant contact with him regarding developments in this dynamic situation.

Poberezny acknowledged the efforts of Secretary Mineta, Administrator Garvey and their agencies in supporting general aviation in this matter.

Visit EAA's website to view an interactive map of the lower 48 United States and Hawaii indicating current class B airspace locations.

EAA President’s Open Letter to Chairman of
House Aviation Subcommittee
Updated 9/19/2001, 4:15 p.m. (CDT)
EAA President Tom Poberezny has written an open letter to Rep. John Mica, Chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee. The letter outlines the economic hardships faced by flight schools, flight instructors, general aviation businesses and other related industries in the light of the restrictions on general aviation in effect since Sept. 11.

This letter comes in advance of Poberezny’s testimony before that committee, scheduled for next Tuesday, Sept. 25. EAA will continue to address economic hardship issues and long-term provisions for the health of the nation’s general aviation infrastructure.
Openings Available at Rescheduled Denver SportAir Workshop
There are now openings in all classes at the rescheduled EAA SportAir Workshops in Denver on October 6-7. The workshop, originally scheduled for Sept. 15-16, was postponed due to the uncertainty of airline travel at that time. As a result, several registered students had to cancel due to schedule conflicts.

Class offerings include Introduction to Aircraft Building, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, and Sheet Metal. The Saturday evening course -- What's Involved in Building an Airplane -- will also be offered. Don't miss this opportunity! Contact EAA SportAir at www.sportair.com or call 800-967-5746.

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