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This Week's
Scheduled Activities
September 21 - LANSING, IL - 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/Veteran'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, IL - 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
Next Workshops:
OCT 5-7, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA 
Topic: TIG Welding

OCT 6-7, 2001, DENVER, CO - Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Introduction to Aircraft Building, and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?
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 21, 2001   Volume 1, Number 23

Welcome to EAA e- HOT LINE, the weekly e-mail newsletter for members of the Experimental Aircraft Association, its divisions and affiliates. We welcome your comments and suggestions to ehotline@eaa.org 

News You Can Use ---

Flight Training, Other Aviation Activities Resume in Most Areas

Updated: 9/21/01   6:00 p.m.
EAA continues its efforts with officials throughout the federal government, supplying economic impact information from extensive surveys developed and collected over the past week by its affiliate, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI). This information has been steadily supplied to federal authorities working on national airspace issues. This economic impact material has been instrumental in the federal effort to balance national security and opening more of the national airspace.

Through its numerous contacts within the federal government, EAA learned this morning that federal officials were continuing to make resumption of VFR flight training a top priority. Preliminary details of the flight training NOTAMs were forwarded to EAA, with full release of the NOTAMs coming late Friday, Sept. 21. 
Those provisions included:

Single- and multi-engine VFR flight training (piston engine only) is now allowed in all airspace outside the enhanced Class B airspace areas, for aircraft weighing no more than 12,500 pounds. The flight training resumption includes training for non-powered aircraft, such as balloons and gliders.

In enhanced Class B airspace (NOT including Boston, or the Temporary Flight Restriction areas surrounding New York City and Washington, D.C.), single- and multi-engine flight training is allowed in aircraft (piston-engine and rotor-driven) that weigh less than 6,000 pounds.

The complete NOTAMs are available on EAA’s web site, www.eaa.org.

In addition, for-hire sightseeing operations under Part 91 FARs are also authorized in all areas outside enhanced Class B airspace and the flight restriction areas for New York City and the Washington, D.C., area. Manufacturer production flight tests are also authorized within enhanced Class B areas, except in the Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C., areas.

EAA continues to communicate the importance of restoring general aviation operations to the levels before Sept. 11. That includes VFR flying, flight training and release of private aircraft currently “trapped” in Class B airspace.

“EAA is maintaining constant contacts with federal officials to address remaining airspace issues throughout the nation,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny. “Background on the economic impact of this nationwide shutdown on the general aviation community, especially the flight instruction community, has greatly assisted federal authorities in their final determinations on airspace issues thus far. EAA and NAFI will continue their vigorous efforts on behalf of general aviation operations.”

For more updates and current information, please connect with any of the links below:
NOTAMs | News | Event Updates | FAQs | Relief Help | e-HOT LINE | Current Class B Airspace Restrictions
Tom Poberezny Messages


Frequently Asked Questions: VFR, IFR and Flight Training

As of Friday afternoon, much of the airspace operations in the U.S. has been re-established. But there are still some very important restrictions pilots need to know before taking off. View EAA's frequently asked questions regarding VFR and IFR operations and the NOTAMs will help define what you need to know to fly safely and legally as we work to recover from the tragic events of Sept. 11.
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EAA Aviation Foundation Scholarship Winners Announced

The EAA Aviation Foundation Scholarship Committee has selected its scholarship awards for the 2001 2002 academic year. More than 2,000 applications were distributed for the awards.
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Planning Proceeds For East Coast and Southeast EAA Fly-Ins

As VFR flight operations have returned to much of the nation this week, the folks at the EAA’s East Coast and Southeast Regional Fly-Ins want to let everyone know that their events are proceeding as planned. Both are scheduled to take place the first weekend in October.
The 31st EAA East Coast Fly-In will take place at New Garden Flying Field (N57), Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania, Oct. 6-7, while the 11th EAA Southeastern Regional Fly-in (SERFI) is scheduled for Oct. 5-7 at Middleton Field (GZH), Evergreen, Alabama.
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On The Flight Line ---

Ryan Announces FAA TSO Certification For Traffic Alerting System 
Ryan International announced this week FAA TSO Certification for the Active Interrogating 9900BX Traffic Alerting System (TAS). The unit alerts the pilot to when sensing an intruder with a calculated intercept course. The TCAD announces the traffic alert, clock position relative to the nose of the aircraft, and distance of the intruder: "Traffic! 12 O'clock high! Two miles" The flight crew then has 30 seconds to Closest Point of Approach (CPA) and determining whether evasive action is appropriate. Audible Position Alerting gets the pilot's visual attention directed out of the cockpit to visually assess the threat potential and initiate appropriate action. The pilot is alerted of threat traffic, bearing by clock position, and distance. The unit provides maximum 30-second warning at a 1200-knot closure rate while simultaneously tracking up to 50 aircraft monitored over 20 miles of airspace. For more information, call 614-885-3303 or visit http://www.ryaninternational.com/ 

Russian Twin Amphibian Manufacturer Names N. American Distributor
Kent Linn, Sky Manor Airport, Pittstown, New Jersey, has been named the exclusive North American distributor for the Russian-built Beriev Be-103 amphibious aircraft.
The aircraft, designed by Beriev Aircraft Company of Taganrog Russia, and manufactured by the Komsomolsk-on-Amur Aircraft Production Complex [KnAAPO]. is a six-place twin amphibian powered by two Teledyne Continental IO-360 ES engines. It’s also equipped with a custom American manufactured avionics suite.
Currently undergoing certification in Russia, the Be-103 is scheduled to complete U.S. certification in 2002. The company says it plans to bring two aircraft Air Venture Oshkosh 2002.
Beriev Aircraft has a history of building mammoth seaplanes, including the license-built Catalina during WWII. Bereiv and currently builds the twin turbofan Be-200, a 40 ton amphibian. KnAAPO has been building aircraft for 65 years. For more information, visit www.beriev-usa.com, call Linn at 908-996-4200, or e-mail aerocorp@attglobal.net.

ERAU Again Best In Aerospace Engineering
Congratulations to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, which was named the country’s best non-Ph.D aeronautical engineering school for the second straight year by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings appear in the Sept. 17 edition of the magazine.
ERAU is the world’s largest accredited university that specializes in aviation and aerospace with more than 23,000 students at Daytona Beach, Florida, Prescott, Arizona, and over 100 teaching centers throughout the U.S and Europe. There are currently 880 aerospace engineering students in Daytona and 416 in Prescott.

A New Name For Confederate Air Force
On December 7, the new name of the Confederate Air Force (CAF) will be announced to the public and it will be one of four final proposed names voted on earlier by the membership.
The four candidates are Heritage Flying Museum; Ghost Squadron; Heritage Air Force; and Commemorative Air Force. These are the final four of more than 1,000 submitted by CAF members. In October 2000, those members voted by a 4-1 margin to change the name of the organization.
Many members felt that the current name of the organization did not reflect its primary objectives, which are:
To restore, maintain, and fly WWII aircraft; to maintain museum facilities for aircraft as a tribute to the thousands of men and women who built, serviced and flew the planes; and to perpetuate in the memory and the hearts of all Americans the spirit in which these great planes were flown in defense of this nation.
The 10,000-plus CAF members was formed in 1957 and operates a fleet of over 140 airplanes. Visit www.confederateairforce.org for more information.

Q & A: Question of the Week

To EAA Government and Industry Relations:
At our Chapter FAA seminar, an FAA inspector said if I buy an experimental amateur-built aircraft, the airworthiness certificate was void and I would need to register it as experimental exhibition. I know better, because I read all the information on buying a homebuilt aircraft on your web site but I can't find the reg in the FAA FAR links. Do you know the FAR number for selling and transferring a homebuilt?  - Via e-mail

Your FAA Inspector has not read his own manual. FAA Order 8130.2D clearly states in paragraph 127g "An airworthiness certificate is transferred with the aircraft, e.g., change of ownership, transfer of registration, etc. There is no FAA inspection required as a result of a transfer of an aircraft with its airworthiness certificate."

FAR 21.179 states: "An airworthiness certificate is transferred with the aircraft."

FAR 21.181(a)(3) states: "The duration of amateur-built experimental certificates will be unlimited." 

FAA Order 8130.2D - http://www.faa.gov/avr/air/air200/81302DC2.pdf

FAR 21 - http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfrhtml_00/Title_14/14cfr21_00.html

Finally, you must check the actual operating limitations of the aircraft you are considering buying. They should not contain any reference to what the FAA Inspector said during the meeting.
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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