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Scheduled Activities

November 2-4 - JEAN, NV (OL7) - T-34 Fly-in - Info: 702-631-0018

November 2-4 - LAKELAND, FL - Wings 'n Things - Family Fun Fest, ISAM museum at the Sun 'n Fun Fly-in site, 863-644-2431

November 3 - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - EAA Chapter 690, Flying Start Program & Pancake Breakfast. 770-613-9501.

November 3 - GREENSEA, SC - EAA Chapter 1167, 4th Annual Fly-In and BBQ. GPS FAA designator S-079. (843) 307-0508.

November 3 - SANTA MARIA, CA (at Santa Maria Museum of Flight-Vintage Hangar) - EAA Chapter 499 - Fly-in & 1902 Wright Glider Replica Unveiling, (805)922-8758

Young Eagles Rallies

-- See the complete schedule of Young Eagle events at the Young Eagles website.

Nov. 2 - SIERRA VISTA, AZ - Sierra Vista Municipal Airport - Chapter 776 - Clifford Van Vleet 520-378-2517

Nov. 2 - COLUMBIA, SC - Cub-Owens Downtown - Chapter 242 - Dennis Perry 803-796-0439

Nov. 3 - Pocahontas, AR - Nick Wilson Field (M70) - Chapter 437 - Tom King 870-892-5627 

EAA SportAir Workshops:
NOV 03-04, 2001, LAKELAND, FL - Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Coverings

NOV 03-04, 2001, SHAWNEE, OK - Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Electrical Systems and Avionics, Fabric Coverings, Introduction to Aircraft Building, What's Involved in Kitbuilding?, Gas Welding 

NOV 09-11, 2001, OSHKOSH, WI - Topics: Velocity Assembly
See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

October 30, 2001   Volume 1, Number 32

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 

GA Flight Operations Prohibited Within 10 nm of Nuclear Plants Until Nov. 7
As expected, the FAA has issued a NOTAM that prohibits all general aviation flight operations below 18,000 feet MSL within 10 nm of any nuclear power plant and several other strategic facilities. The NOTAM is effective now until November 7, 2001. No operations except scheduled airline and emergency operations will be allowed at any airports within these 10-mile radii. Visit the EAA website to see the complete NOTAM, which includes a listing of all affected facilities.

EAA is working to update the EAA Flight Planner maps to show the restricted areas and will have them available on the web as soon as possible. EAA cautions all pilots to check with their flight service office for the latest information, and to know and follow all current NOTAMs before beginning a flight. EAA Flight Planner, a free service for EAA members, provides current NOTAM and TFR information. EAA is following the situation closely and will report new findings immediately on the EAA website at www.eaa.org.

NOTAM Prohibits VFR Flight Within 30 nm of Yankee Stadium During World Series Games
The FAA issued a NOTAM today that prohibits VFR flight operations below 18,000 feet MSL within a 30-nautical mile radius of Yankee Stadium during scheduled World Series games. The NOTAMS will be in effect from 6:45 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. for games scheduled Oct. 30-31. The NOTAM will also be in force if a game 5 is played on Thursday, Nov. 1. 

NAFI Opposes Proposed Florida Flight School Legislation
The National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) is vehemently opposed to pending Florida state legislation that would place undue burdens on the state’s flight instruction industry. The two bills, introduced in the Florida House, are H.B. 5-b and H.B. 69-b.

H.B. 5-b would require state and federal registration by all flight schools and instructors, in-depth record-keeping, and annual reporting to the state costing each flight school an estimated $2,000 per year.

The so-called “Florida Flight Training School Licensing Act of 2002,” H.B. 69-b would require owners and students—including all U.S. citizens for all certificates, including recreational and maybe even ultralights—to be fingerprinted and undergo criminal record checks, plus make instructors and students to furnish five reference letters to the state prior to conducting business or receiving flight training. Prohibitive fees are also called for in the second bill, including a $300 application fee; a $500 initial license fee; $150 background check/fingerprint fee; and a biannual $500 license renewal fee.

"NAFI opposes this legislation because it is overly burdensome to the flight training industry in the state of Florida and will not effectively deal with the problem at hand,” said NAFI President and CEO Sean Elliott. “NAFI feels that these proposed restrictions on flight training would affect all flight students, not just alien trainees. The implication that flight schools and flight training in the U.S. or in the state of Florida are responsible for the Sept. 11th tragedy is ludicrous. Florida flight trainers did not allow alleged terrorists into the country.”

NAFI also urges members in Florida to contact their legislators and voice their strong disapproval of these two bills. NAFI is in full support of the recently formed Florida Flight Training Alliance (FFTA) and will attend its inaugural meeting Nov. 14 in Lakeland, Fla. For more information on FFTA, please contact the NAFI office at 920/426-6801.


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