- OAKDALE, LA - Third Annual Cajun Campout Fly-In (L42),
29 - GREENVILLE, TX - Chapter 914 Annual Fall Gathering at Majors Field,
September 29 -
FRESNO, CA - Visalia Municipal Airport sponsored "Wings Over Tulare
September 29 - ARLINGTON, TX - Arlington
Municipal Airport Open House (GKY), 817-465-7253
September 29 -
LOUISVILLE, KY - "Wood, Fabric, & Tailwheels 2001" at Lee Bottom
Airport (64I), 812-866-3211
29 - APPLE RIVER, IL - Foster Field Airport (7A4) sponsored Aviation
Appreciation Day, 815-492-2510
30 - CUMBERLAND, MD - Chapter 426 Fly-In Breakfast, 814-356-3773
30 - ELKADER, IA - Chapter 368 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In
30 - GHENT, NY - Chapter 146 Fall Fly-In at Klinekill Airport (NY1),
September 30 - ZELIENOPLE, PA - Chapter 857 Chili
September 30 - GROVE CITY AIRPORT - EAA
Chapter 161, Annual Fly-in. Breakfast and lunch available
5 - MIDLAND, TX - Confederate Air Force Headquarters sponsored Grand
Opening Celebration Aviation Nose Art, 915-563-1000
5-7 - Evergreen, AL - Southeast EAA Fly-In, 334-578-1707
October 5-7 -
DARLINGTON, SC - VAA Chapter 3 Fall Fly-In, 919-225-0713
5-8 - BAJA, MEXICO - LaPaz Fly-In
6 - HILLSBORO, OR - Chapter 105 Fly-In Breakfast, 503-681-0183
6 - RICHMOND, KY - Chapter 892 Annual Willie Curtis Fly-In Breakfast,
6 - MAYVILLE, NY - Dart Airport sponsored End of Season Bash,
October 6 - WILLCOX, AZ - Chapter 1291 sponsored "Rex
Allen Days" Fly-In, 520-384-2992
October 6 - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA -
Gwinnet County Airport Open House and 6th Annual 690 Hangar Dance
(reservations recommended) 770-613-9501
October 6 -
MONTGOMERY, NY - Chapter 1280 Fall Fly-In (MGJ),
October 6 - MADISON, IN - Aviation Awareness
6 - CORNING, CA - Chapter 1148 Fly-In BBQ, 530-824-0644
October 6 -
CARROLL CO., AR - Aviation Breakfast/Fly-In, 501-253-5784
- LINCOLNTON, NC - Lincoln County Airport Open House and Chapter 309
Fly-In. 9 am until 4 pm. Static and Flyby Displays, Food and Refreshments,
October 6-7 -
KALAMAZOO, MI - Free Fall Open House, 616-382-6555
October 6-7 -
MIDLAND, TX - Confederate Air Force Headquarters sponsored "AIRSHOW 2001",
October 6-7 - RUTLAND, VT - Chapter 968 Leafpeepers
6-7 - Toughkenamon, PA - East Coast EAA Fly-In, 302-894-1094
6-7 - DELAWARE, OH - Chapter 27 Delaware Municipal Airport Fly-In,
October 6-7 - WAUSEON, OH - Chapter 149 28th Mini
Chili Fly-In at Fulton County Airport (USE), email@example.com
6-7 - INDIANA, PA - Chapter 993 Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival (IDI)
6-8- PORTERVILLE, CA - Mooney Mite Fly-In, 559-782-8925
October 7 -
NOBLESVILLE, IN - Chapter 67 Fly-In Pig Roast,
Young Eagles Rallies
October 6 -
MARTINSBURG, WV - Chapter 1071 Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles
October 5-6 - STOCKTON, CA - Chapter 52 Young Eagle Rally,
October 7 - ADDISON, IL - Chapter 101 Young Eagles
Rally at Schaumburg Regional Airport, 630-543-9213
- MIDDLESEX, NY - Chapter 504 Breakfast/ Young Eagles Rally,
OCT 5-7, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA - Topic: TIG
OCT 6-7, 2001, DENVER, CO - Topic: Sheet Metal, Composite
Construction, Fabric Covering, Introduction to Aircraft Building, and
What's Involved in Kitbuilding?
complete schedule of
upcoming SportAir Workshops.
Electronic Newsletter of EAA
September 28, 2001 Volume 1,
Welcome to a Special Edition of
EAA HOT LINE, the new weekly e-mail newsletter for members of the
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News You Can Use
EAA Strongly Opposes
Proposed Legislation Aimed at Flight Student Background
EAA strongly opposes
legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate
that would require flight students to undergo and pay for extensive
background checks by FAA, FBI and CIA.
HR 2932 “Safe
Skies Act of 2001" was introduced on Sept. 21 by Rep. Ander Crenshaw
(R-FL) in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The bill calls
for flight students to pay for federal queries into their personal
background, “including information relating to any history of criminal
activity or to any evidence of espionage or terrorism.” (At this writing,
two additional House bills and one Senate bill have been introduced on
this same subject. EAA staff is evaluating the possible impact of these
various proposals. Visit the EAA website
for latest information.)
EAA feels the federal government should
use the tools and agencies we now have to check those people entering the
United States, whether that’s Immigration and Naturalization Service,
Customs or other agencies. “Flight schools have no direct responsibility
for who is allowed to enter the country,” said EAA President Tom
Poberezny. “Forcing student pilots to pay for background checks will make
it harder to bring legitimate flight students into the system. Who decides
where that ‘line’ is of who is qualified for flight training? If there is
a false accusation, what redress is possible? It sets up background checks
in the wrong areas.”
If enacted, the House bill would order the FAA
Administrator to ensure that background reviews be completed within 28
days. “The infrastructure to perform the background checks that would be
required simply doesn't exist to do the job in the 28 days required by the
bill,” said Tom.
EAA is addressing this issue with members of
FAA Clarifies NOTAMs Covering Airshows,
Ultralight Operations and Parachute Operations
From FAA Headquarters, AFS-800
To All Aviation Flight
Standards Divisional Managers :
This to clarify the information
contained in various NOTAMs with regard to part 103 ultralight operations,
parachute operations, and airshows. This clarification has been
coordinated with air traffic here at HQ.
Regarding Ultralight operations:
enhanced Class B. - All part 103 ultralight operations (powered and
unpowered) to include flight training under the training exemption issued
to the four ultralight organizations. The flight training is for both solo
2. Inside enhanced Class B - All part 103 ultralight
operations (powered and unpowered) to include flight training under the
exemption issued to the four ultralight organizations. The flight training
is limited to dual only.
3. Exemption holders are: USUA, EAA, ASC,
4. There is NO requirement for a transponder inside of any
(enhanced or normal) class B airspace.
1. Airshows are
authorized by FDC NOTAM 1/0356 for shows outside of enhanced Class B
2. Airshows are excepted from FDC NOTAM 1/0298 which
establishes a TFR for major professional or collegiate sporting event or
any other major open air assembly of people. Airshows are authorized by
the FAA via waivers.
1. Parachute operations (to include demo jumps
over congested areas) are authorized by FDC NOTAM 1/0356 for drops outside
of enhanced Class B airspace for which a TFR has not been
2. Demo jumps may not be conducted into airspace above a
major professional or collegiate sporting event or any other major open
air assembly of people for which a TFR has been established.
jumps are authorized for events for which a TFR has not been
During the present situation, NOTAM
information has been subject to constant change and it is extremely
important that all pilots check with flight service for applicable NOTAMS
prior to EVERY flight. Call 1-800-WXBRIEF (992-7433) for the latest
Three More New NOTAMs
Issued by FAA Sept. 27
has issued three new NOTAMs for the National Airspace System (NAS)
effective September 27.
1/0523 states that pipeline/powerline operators are now authorized
to conduct either VFR or IFR operations in all NAS except in the
restricted airspace around New York and Washington DC and around/over
sporting events defined in FDC NOTAM 1/0298. An assigned ATC transponder
code is required for either VFR or IFR flight.
1/0530 states that all pilots, airline, charter, and general
aviation, are advised to avoid the airspace above or in proximity to site
such as nuclear power plants, other power plants, dams, refineries, dams,
industrial complexes or other similar facilities. Pilots are requested not
to circle (loiter) in the vicinity of such site.
EAA note: Since most
of these sites are not marked on any map and the term "industrial complex"
has not been defined, we urge pilots to use common sense when looking for
and avoiding such sites.
1/0532 states that all post maintenance flight tests, production
flight tests, and acceptance flight tests in aircraft with a maximum
certified takeoff gross weight of 95,000 pounds or less may be performed
in the NAS by pilots certificated by the FAA, are under the control of a
US company, pilots must use a test flight call sign, and aircraft comply
with all other IFR procedures in effect. These procedures also apply to
foreign registered aircraft. These flights may be done throughout the NAS
except within the Boston enhanced Class B airspace and the TFRs around New
York and Washington DC.
FAA headquarters (9/27/01 @ 3:30 pm) has provided EAA with an
interpretation of the above NOTAM.
1st: US company is defined as a "US
Company" or a "US citizen" acting as a "manufacturer" of an experimental
amateur-built aircraft or an independent A&P (US Citizen).
Test flight call sign - a VFR or IFR flight plan is required and in the
remarks section enter "flight test per FDC Notam 1/0532". For experimental
amateur-built aircraft operators and independent A&P's your call sign
during the test flight will be, for example "N2345WB Test Flight."
3rd: Comply with all other IFR procedures in effect - within
enhanced Class B airspace only IFR operations are allowed, including all
test flights. Outside enhanced Class B airspace, test flights can be
either VFR (per FDC NOTAM 1/0356) or IFR. EAA needs to reinforce knowledge
of operating limitations to builders/owners/pilots of experimental
amateur-built aircraft, these state test flights can only be done VFR,
e.g., no test flying within enhanced Class B airspace.
EAA and NAFI Provide
Congressional Testimony on Behalf of General Aviation,
Flight Instruction Industries
EAA President and CEO Tom Poberezny participated in testimony by
a panel of general aviation leaders before the U.S. Transportation &
Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation on Tuesday afternoon. The panel's
urgent concerns: The prudent reopening of enhanced Class B airspace to
allow some 40,000 aircraft currently grounded to fly again, and the dire
economic straights in which many small GA-related business owners (FBOs,
flight instructors, etc.) are facing under the continual flight
Warbirds Threatened by Another
EAA and Warbirds of America are asking members to
communicate their concerns to the Senate Armed Services Committee over
Sec. 1062 of Senate Bill 1438, the Department of Defense Authorization
Act. It's important to note that EAA and Warbirds of America do not
object to this important appropriations bill; only to the section calling
for the demilitarization of former military equipment, including
warbirds. Please visit the EAA
website for the latest information on this
EAA to Co-Sponsor Wright Brothers
International Symposium Oct. 22-25
EAA is a sponsor of an international symposium on the
first century of flight, “They Taught the World to Fly: The Wright
Brothers and the Age of Flight," scheduled for Oct. 22-25 in Raleigh,
More than 150 airplanes
turn out for SWRFI
EAA Southwestern Regional Fly-In (SWRFI) organizers fought
through severe weather to hold the 38th annual SWRFI Sept. 21-22, at
Abilene Regional Airport.
Openings Available at Denver SportAir Workshop;
Test-Flying Your Project Course in Columbus, Ohio
There are still some openings in all classes at the
rescheduled EAA SportAir Workshops in Denver on October 6-7, as well as
the new workshop, "Test-Flying Your Project ," slated to debut in
Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 13.
Denver class offerings include Introduction
to Aircraft Building, Composite
Covering, and Sheet
Metal. The Saturday evening course -- What's Involved in Building an
Airplane -- will also be offered.
The one-day test-flight course helps
an aircraft builder or restorer prepare for the first flight of a
completed aircraft project, as well as develop a meaningful test flight
To register or for more information, contact EAA SportAir at
www.sportair.com or call
On The Flight Line
DARcorporation Releases AAA 2.3
Kansas, announces the release of a new version of its popular Advanced
Aircraft Analysis (AAA) design software. AAA, which is used by most major
airplane manufacturers and aerospace universities in 35 countries, applies
to most fixed wing configurations (civil and military aircraft). AAA
allows students and design engineers to rapidly evolve an airplane
configuration from weight sizing through detailed performance calculations
and cost estimations.
DARcorp Vice President William Anemaat says that
increased speed and improved networking capabilities make this an
important upgrade. We are now 32-bit compliant,” he said. “Plus AAA now
can hold multi-engine configurations for propeller planes.” The last
upgrade, 2.2, arrived in January 2000.
While most major manufacturers
are customers, DARcorp is looking to attract smaller companies and the
kitplane market. Smaller, less expensive versions of AAA are available.
DARcorp is working to improve the user interface, which Anemaat conceded
was very technical. “Future versions will allow us to get into the
kitplane market” he said.
For more information, visit www.darcorp.com.
Wright “B” Flyer Replica Arrives in Dayton
Dayton’s Inventing Flight, along
with Greene County (Ohio) and the Dayton Aviation Heritage Commission, has
acquired a 1911 Wright “B” replica. The aircraft will be on display at the
Huffman Prairie Flying Field as a part of the Dayton Aviation Heritage
National Historical Park exhibits, and will be owned and maintained by
Wright B Flyer, Inc.
The Wright Model B, first flown over Huffman
Prairie in 1910, is considered to be the first production airplane. This
is the first airplane in which Wilbur and Orville incorporated a rear
stabilizer, now called a traditional “tail.”
The Model B made what is
believed to be the first airfreight shipment—from Huffman to Columbus,
Ohio, a distance of 65 miles—on Nov, 7, 1910.
The replica was built by
Tom and Nancy Valentine in the late 1970s to celebrate the 75th
anniversary of the Wrights’ first powered flight. They carefully copied
the Franklin Institute’s (Philadelphia) 1911 B model and spent more than
30 months building it. This replica also appeared in the movie production
The Winds of Kitty Hawk and was later put on display at the Los Angeles
Museum of Science and Industry for nearly 20 years.
The exhibit at
Huffman Prairie was formally dedicated in August. For more information,
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question: Where does the authority for military or
bureaucrat alike come from that permits them to alter our ability to fly
airplanes and train in them in "our" national airspace? It seems to be a
fundamental question both EAA should be investigating and challenging. -
Answer: This is a history issue that must
be traced to come up with the answer:
1. First, the airspace
over the US is property of the U.S. government, just like the airspace
over Canada and Mexico belongs to their governments.
2. The Air
Commerce Act of 1926 delegated authority to "manage" this airspace to the
Secretary of Commerce per act of Congress and President Coolidge.
The Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938 created the Civil Aeronautics Authority
(CAA) to act as the agent of Congress and the President to manage the
airspace over the U.S.
4. December 1, 1941 - Congress authorized a
change to the Act, allowing all pilots and aircraft in the U.S. to be
5. December 7, 1941 - Pearl Harbor
6. December 13, 1941 - Congress and the president directed
the CAA to take possession and assume control of all and any parts of the
civil aviation system.
7. May 1, 1944 - United States vs. Drumm -
Courts upheld the CAA authority to federally certificate all pilots and
aircraft using U.S. airspace.
8. June 25, 1950 - South Korea
9. September 9, 1950 - Congress amended the Civil Aeronautics
Act of 1938, directing the CAA to develop and implement plans for security
control of air traffic when US security is endangered. Authority to
establish security zones in US airspace is established. Department of
Defense and the CAA could prohibit or restrict flights that could not be
effectively controlled, located, and/or identified. Also Presidential
Executive Order No. 10197.
10. July 15, 1952 - Congress approved the
plan for the "security control of air traffic" (SCAT), with the Department
of Defense as lead in providing for national defense
Today, portions of these past acts and authorities
are published in FAR 99.
FAR 99.3(b) authorizes the
establishment of "Defense Areas" - any airspace of the United States in
which control of the aircraft is required for reasons of national
FAR 99.7 "Each person operating an aircraft in an
ADIZ or Defense Area shall comply with special security instructions
issued by the FAA Administrator in the interest of national security and
that are consistent with appropriate agreements between the FAA and the
Department of Defense."
Bottom line - Congress and the
President declared the entire US airspace system a "Defense Area"
immediately after the September 11, 2001 attack. Then "consistent with
appropriate agreements between the FAA and the Department of Defense" (FAR
99.7) the Defense Areas were slowly relaxed as the national emergency
That's it in a nutshell - the restrictions in
place today are based on Congressional and Presidential laws and Orders
passed during previous times of national emergencies - WWII and the Korean
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