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UPCOMING EVENTS

Scheduled Activities

October 22-25 - SAN DIEGO, CA - Illuminating Engineering Society sponsored "Aviation Lighting Seminar," 650-821-7756
baljit.boparai@flysfo.com 

October 27 - COVINGTON, GA - Annual Fall Fly-in sponsored by EAA Chapter 1025. Contact Clyde Denmark, 770-987-4493

October 27 - NEW BERN, NC - Chapter 1171 Fly-In & FAA Seminars at Craven Regional Airport (EWN), 252-638-4729

October 27 - VERO BEACH, FL - Exchange Club of Indian River and the Vero Beach Municipal Airport sponsor Vero Beach Aviation Day, 561-234-2824

October 27-28 - MESQUITE, NV - Canard 2001 Get-together
mreracer@primenet.com 

October 27-28 - LYONS, OH - Newbury Airfield (280H) sponsored 28th Annual Mini-Chili Fly-In, 419-923-7662

October 28 - CUMBERLAND, MD - Chapter 426 Fly-In Breakfast, 814-356-3773
dolly@bedford.net

Young Eagles Rallies

October 24 - MARIETTA, GA - Chapter 268 Fly-In Breakfast/Young Eagle Rally, 770-529-9023

EAA SportAir Workshops:
OCT 26-28, 2001, GRIFFIN, GA - Topic: TIG Welding
  
See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

This Month's Wallpaper

The massive C-17 "Globemaster" military transport, two of which appeared at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2001, is our featured desktop image for October. Download your copy today from the EAA website.

   


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

October 22, 2001   Volume 1, Number 30

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

Twelve More ECBs to Open This Week
VFR flight operations resumed this morning in five major metropolitan areas and by Wednesday will have returned to a total of 12 more enhanced Class B airspace areas. The National Security Council working group met throughout the day and late into the evening on both Friday and Saturday, then received final White House approval Sunday for the following schedule as outlined in NOTAM !FDC 1/1474 FDC:

  • Monday, October 22: Atlanta, GA; Los Angeles, CA; Las Vegas, NV; Miami, FL; and San Francisco, CA
  • Tuesday October 23: Denver, CO; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI; and San Diego, CA
  • Wednesday, October 24: Orlando, FL, and Chicago, IL

"This is another step in the FAA’s phased program to safely restore full access to US airspace," FAA Administrator Jane Garvey said. "We expect to take additional actions to restore general aviation consistent with national security."

Current restrictions on VFR flying in three other major metropolitan areas, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston, remain unchanged. Operations that remain prohibited from operating VFR in ECBs include news and traffic reporting; banner towing, sightseeing for hire, and airship/blimp operations.

As with the NOTAM releasing 15 cities last week, aircraft with transponders and altitude encoding capability will be able to conduct VFR operations in the enhanced Class B airspace areas outlined above. Pilots are instructed to monitor the guard frequencies 121.5 MHz and 243.0 while in the enhanced Class B areas. (Do not transmit on these frequencies!) Aircraft without transponders will also be able to fly in Enhanced Class B airspace if they first obtain a waiver.

It is imperative that pilots operating in these areas, as well as the areas released last week, follow the procedures outlined in the NOTAMs exactly. EAA and the FAA encourage VFR pilots in Enhanced Class B airspace to fly normally and avoid aerobatics, circling, loitering, and any unpredictable flight paths. Please also remember to avoid open-air assemblies, power plants, industrial complexes, reservoirs and dams. We emphasize once again: professional airmanship is essential.
  
Aviation Legend Ken Brock Killed in Friday Crash
The halls of EAA are quieter this morning as those of us who had the privilege to know Ken Brock deal with the reality of his death on Friday, October 19.

On Friday, Ken and his wife, Marie, flew their T-18 to Ken’s favorite weekend hideaway, El Mirage Dry Lake, California. According to initial reports, upon landing, a mechanism in the tailwheel broke causing the aircraft to swerve off the runway. The aircraft struck a post, which took off a wing, and then flipped inverted. Ken was killed instantly, suffering a broken neck, while Marie received a minor injury. Friends and neighbors at the El Mirage airport broke the canopy to help Marie escape from the aircraft, and emergency crews were dispatched to assist Ken. 

Upon learning of Ken’s death, EAA President Tom Poberezny said, “We are extremely saddened to hear of Ken’s death. As evidenced by his low EAA number, 6561, Ken is a longtime member of the EAA family. He was a mainstay at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh and was well known for his work in the gyroplane and homebuilt communities. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to Marie, the entire Brock family, and Ken’s many, many friends. He will be greatly missed.”

Funeral arrangements are pending. 

Reminder: Contact Senate-House Conferees To Prevent Warbird Demilitarization
EAA and Warbirds of America members are reminded to contact their elected officials in the Senate and House of Representatives who are members of the Senate-House Conference Committee that will decide whether or not demilitarization language remains in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2002. Please visit the EAA website for contact information. (If your representative or Senator is not on the conference committee, send the fax or e-mail to the Committee Chairmen. Again, see the website for details.) Section 1062, it will be up to House conferees to request its deletion from the final bill. Many of you may have already written to your congressional representatives to ask for their action in removing Section 1062, and we thank you for that help.
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On The Flight Line ---

Open House This Weekend at Grizzly’s New Muncy, PA, Facility
Grizzly Industrial will hold a grand opening for its new location in Muncy, PA, on October 27. The new 230,000 square-feet facility includes a 35,000 square-foot showroom, which is the largest showroom in the United States for any business of its kind. It’s located at the Lycoming Mall in downtown Muncy.

“With a 200-seat call center and double the warehouse space, our new facility in Muncy will be able to better handle our rapid growth,” Grizzly President S. Balolia said. “This location will be the call center for the whole country. And it should be a great experience for the whole family. A husband or father can spend several guilt-free hours looking at tools while his wife and kids are across the street at the mall.”

The Muncy facility completes the third wave of expansion recently initiated by the company. In Missouri, Grizzly recently completed a new 300,000 square-foot distribution center located across the street from their existing 150,000 square-foot showroom and distribution center. In Washington State, Grizzly recently doubled its current showroom and office space to 150,000 square-feet. These strategically placed warehouses (East Coast, Midwest, & West Coast) provide prompt shipping and speedy customer care nationwide.

Grizzly Industrial, Inc. is a mail order and Internet-based reseller of the largest selection of woodworking and metalworking tools in the U.S. Customers include hobbyists and small business owners as well as large institutions such as Boeing Aerospace, Gibson Musical Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Nike, Sony, and the United States Armed Forces. For more information or to order the latest mail-order catalog, call 800-523-4777 or visit www.grizzly.com

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