October 5 - MIDLAND, TX - Confederate Air Force Headquarters sponsored Grand Opening Celebration Aviation Nose Art, 915-563-1000
October 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
October 5-8 - BAJA, MEXICO - LaPaz Fly-In
October 6 - HILLSBORO, OR - Chapter 105 Fly-In Breakfast, 503-681-0183
October 6 - RICHMOND, KY - Chapter 892 Annual Willie Curtis Fly-In Breakfast, 859-986-4109
October 6 - MAYVILLE, NY - Dart Airport sponsored End of Season Bash, 716-753-2160
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), 845-883-6267
October 6 - MADISON, IN - Aviation Awareness Fly-In/Airshow, 812-265-2803
October 6 - CORNING, CA - Chapter 1148 Fly-In BBQ, 530-824-0644
October 6 - CARROLL CO., AR - Aviation Breakfast/Fly-In, 501-253-5784
October 6 - LINCOLNTON, NC - Lincoln County Airport Open House and Chapter 309 Fly-In. 9 am until 4 pm. Static and Flyby Displays, Food and Refreshments, 704-664-6097
October 6-7 - KALAMAZOO, MI - Free Fall Open House, 616-382-6555
October 6-7 - MIDLAND, TX - Confederate Air Force Headquarters sponsored "AIRSHOW 2001", 915-563-1000
October 6-7 - RUTLAND, VT - Chapter 968 Leafpeepers Fly-In, 802-492-3647
October 6-7 - Toughkenamon, PA - East Coast EAA Fly-In, 302-894-1094
October 6-7 - DELAWARE, OH - Chapter 27 Delaware Municipal Airport Fly-In, 740-363-0767
October 6-7 - WAUSEON, OH - Chapter 149 28th Mini Chili Fly-In at Fulton County Airport (USE),
October 6-7 - INDIANA, PA - Chapter 993 Jimmy Stewart Airport Festival (IDI)
October 6-8- PORTERVILLE, CA - Mooney Mite Fly-In, 559-782-8925
October 7 - NOBLESVILLE, IN - Chapter 67 Fly-In Pig Roast, 317-773-5298
Young Eagles Rallies
October 6 - MARTINSBURG, WV - Chapter 1071 Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagles Rally
October 5-6 - STOCKTON, CA - Chapter 52 Young Eagle Rally, 916-744-1727
October 7 - ADDISON, IL - Chapter 101 Young Eagles Rally at Schaumburg Regional Airport, 630-543-9213
October 7 - MIDDLESEX, NY - Chapter 504 Breakfast/ Young Eagles Rally, 716-554-3019
EAA SportAir Workshops:
OCT 5-7, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA - Topic: TIG Welding
OCT 6-7, 2001, DENVER, CO - Topic: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Introduction to Aircraft Building, and What's Involved in
See the complete schedule of
upcoming SportAir Workshops.
The Official Electronic
Newsletter of EAA
October 2, 2001 Volume 1, Number
Welcome to a SPECIAL EDITION of EAA
the e-mail newsletter for members of the Experimental Aircraft
Association, its divisions and affiliates. We welcome your comments and suggestions to email@example.com
The Picture Has Become Clear
How do VFR flight operations in
enhanced Class B airspace pose a security threat to the general public? As
we’ve gotten further from the tragic events of Sept. 11, EAA and members
of the general aviation community have sought a better understanding of
these perceived security risks so constructive solutions can be offered
for resumption of VFR operations.
Our investigations have clearly found that
the National Security Council’s three primary concerns relating to VFR
operations in the 30 enhanced Class B airspace areas surrounding major
metropolitan areas are:
- Point of departure security: Determining
that the aircraft is being flown by authorized personnel and is
carrying a legitimate payload.
- Establishing the intent of aircraft
in-flight and monitoring their movements to ensure that they are not
departing from their intended flight paths. Security officials want to
know where aircraft are coming from and where they are going.
- The destructive capability of the
aircraft based on size, fuel capacity and payload.
EAA is formulating recommendations which
address the security concerns. These suggestions will be forwarded to the
FAA, to be utilized in their efforts to work with NSC in reopening
enhanced class B airspace to VFR operations.
What Can Individual Members Do?
EAA Members can be most effective by
calling or e-mailing their elected representatives and ask them to
encourage the NSC to meet as soon as possible with general aviation
representatives. It is especially important that EAA Members who are being
directly affected by the current restrictions in enhanced Class B areas
call their U.S. Senators
Despite the direct testimony of President
Tom Poberezny and other general aviation leaders before the House aviation
subcommittee on Sept. 20, a meeting between NSC and GA officials has yet
to be scheduled.
If you have suggestions to address the NSC
security concerns regarding VFR flight operations in enhanced Class B
airspace, please forward them to EAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operations Back to Normal Throughout U.S.
Throughout the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and
the airspace restrictions that followed, EAA’s top priority has been to
return general aviation activities to where they were prior to Sept. 11.
Another step forward has been taken in that effort, as FAA released a
NOTAM that opens all ultralight (Part 103) activities to normal levels
throughout the U.S.
Ultralight operations—both instructional
and single operations—are now allowed within these areas, since Part 103
regulations already state that ultralight operations are prohibited over
populated areas or large gatherings of people. EAA has emphasized this
fact in its dealings with FAA and DOT over the past three weeks.
EAA reminds ultralight pilots, along with
all certificated pilots, that it is absolutely essential to follow all
NOTAMs and regulations during their flights. Also, please refer to the enhanced
class B maps available on the EAA website.
Such adherence will continue to show
government officials and the public the consistent, high levels of
responsibility exhibited by all pilots, as well as maintain proper safety
levels for those operating aircraft.
FAA To Announce
Relief For Planes, Pilots In Three TFR Areas
EAA has learned from official sources that the FAA is planning
shrink the current 25-mile radius of the temporary flight restriction (TFR)
areas in effect around New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston. This plan,
which is expected to be announced late Tuesday, would provide relief for
pilots and aircraft trapped inside those areas.
The expected reduction of the Washington
TFR may open five general aviation airports – Montgomery County Airpark
(GAI), Tipton (FME), Lee (ANP), Dulles (IAD) and Davis (W50) to all
general aviation operations currently allowed in enhanced Class B
airspace. In the New York area, the change may open Linden (LDJ) airport
to approved operations in enhanced Class B airspace. Depending on the size
of the radius reduction, Teterboro (TEB) and Farmingdale Republic (FRG)
could open as well.
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