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
September 21-23 - CULLMAN, AL - Cullman Airport and Wallace State College Helicopter Dept sponsored 7th Annual North Alabama Rotorcraft Fly-In,
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
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,
September 23 - PORT CLINTON, OH - Chapter 1247 Fly-In at Carl Keller Field
September 23 - SIMSBURY, CT - Chapter 324 16th Annual Simsbury Fly-In, 860-408-0040,
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,
EAA SportAir Workshops
· SEPT 21-23, 2001, OSHKOSH, WI
Topic: Lancair Assembly
SEPT 21-23, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA Topic: RV Assembly
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September 19, 2001 Volume 1, Number
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Airspace Opens Through Much Of U.S.
Updated 9/19/01 7:29 p.m.
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.
EAA's website to view an interactive
map of the lower 48 United States and Hawaii indicating current class
B airspace locations.
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.
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
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
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