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A Special Thanksgiving


Scheduled Activities

February 2 - CORNING, CA - Chapter 1148 Airport Fly-In Lunch, 530-824-0644

February 2 - BRODHEAD, WI - Chapter 431 Ground Hog/Chili Skiplane Fly-In (please-skiplanes only) at Brodhead Airport C37, 262-215-9388

February 2 - HILLSBORO, OR - Chapter 105 Fly-In at Starks Twin Oaks Airpark, 503-646-8763

February 2 - LAWRENCEVILLE, GA - EAA Chapter 690, Dealing with Cockpit Emergencies Program & Pancake Breakfast., 770-613-9501

February 2 - SUSANVILLE, CA.- Chapter 794 Winterfest.

Young Eagles Rallies

February 2 - Ohio - Ohio State University Airport, Young Eagles Rally. 614.471.1970 flyingarch@yahoo.com

February 3 - Apple Valley Airport - Apple Valley, CA Chapter 768 - Josh Stubblefield 760-240-5841 

February 3 - Marina Municipal Airport - Marina, CA Chapter 204 - Mary Becker 831-373-6587 

February 3 - (Rain Date of 2/10) Tracy Municipal Airport - Tracy, CA Chapter 38 - Terry Ridgway 408-997-3487 

February 3 - (Rain Date of 2/4) Deland Airport - Deland, FL Chapter 635 - Van Vickers 407-668-0936 

February 3 - Merritt Island Airport - Merritt Island, FL Chapter 724 - Tony Yacono 321-453-5388 

February 3 - Naples Municipal - Naples, FL Chapter 1067 - Richard Shafner 941-417-3314 

February 3 - (Rain Date of 2/10) Ferguson Field - Pensacola, FL Chapter 485 - Tom Buchanan 850-941-1106 

February 3 - Daniel Field (DNL) - Augusta, GA Chapter 172 - John Magnan 706-547-3607 

February 3 - (Rain Date of 2/4) Taylorville Airport - Taylorville, IL Chapter 1315 - Michael Seeley 217-287-7793 

February 3 - Selman Field - Monroe, LA Chapter 836 - Bill Mize 318-435-7501 

February 3 - New Orleans Lakefront Airport - New Orleans, LA Chapter 261 - Terry Bounds 504-282-2237 

February 3 - Winchester Regional - Kensington, MD Chapter 186 - Rich Largent 301-946-2321 

February 3 - (Rain Date: 2/10) Carson City Airport - Carson City, NV Chapter 403 - John Grub 775-885-1945 

February 3 - (Rain Date of 2/10/2001 Douglas County Airport - Minden, NV Chapter 403 - John Grub 775-885-1945 

February 3 - Owens Field - Columbia, SC Chapter 242 - Selina Wolf 803-788-2440 

February 3 - Sherman Municipal Airport - Sherman, TX Chapter 323 - Ross Richardson 903-893-4221 

February 3 - (Rain Date: 2/4) Chesterfield County Airport - Chesterfield, VA Chapter 231 - Gene Harrington 804-748-7551 

February 3 - (Rain Date: 2/10) Austin Straubel Airport - Green Bay, WI Chapter 651 - Frank Derginer 920-494-5033 

February 4 - Schaumburg Regional - Schaumburg, IL Chapter 101 - Robert "Butch" Bejna 630-543-9213

February 9 - 204 Chapter House - Marina, CA Chapter 204 - Pat Smith 408-229-2386

February 9 - Jack Barstow Airport - Midland, MI Chapter 1093 - JB Kemper 989-631-4852

February 9 - (Rain Date of 2/10) - White Bear Lake - White Bear Lake, MN Chapter 745 - Gerald Sadowski 763-574-1426 
EAA SportAir Workshops:

Topic: TIG Welding
See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

I'd Rather Be Skiplaning ...

EAA's desktop calendar for the month of February 2002 was taken at the recent EAA Skiplane Fly-In held January 19 at Pioneer Airport. You can download your copy today from the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

January  31, 2002   Volume 1, Number 47

Welcome to 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.

As a service to our readers, we're making it easy to find additional information on EAA websites referred to in EAA Sport Aviation.
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News You Can Use ---

Sport Pilot NPRM Put On Display At Federal Register; Publication Set For Next Week
FAA announced Wednesday that the sport pilot notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) has been placed on display at the office of the Federal Register. FAA also announced that the document will be published in the Federal Register next Tuesday,  February 5, with a closing of the 90-day comment period on May 6, 2002.

 “The publication of this proposed rule is a huge step forward in this decade-long effort to enhance sport and recreational flying opportunities,” EAA President Tom Poberezny said. “On initial review, the NPRM represents outstanding, progressive thinking on the part of federal aviation officials. It may be one of the clearest, more comprehensive efforts of rulemaking by FAA over the past two decades. This is an excellent opportunity to foster growth throughout general aviation while enhancing safety in flying.”

A preliminary copy of the NPRM document, officially entitled "Certification of Aircraft and Airmen for the Operation of Light Sport Aircraft," can be accessed through the FAA website. Please note that the official NPRM document will be published by the Federal Register on February 5. Public comment on the NPRM cannot be made until that time.

Several EAA staff members are busy going through the preliminary document to compile an "Executive Summary," highlighting the most important parts of the proposed rule and their application to our membership. EAA will post this summary on the sport pilot website, www.sportpilot.org, as soon as it’s available. A Comprehensive Analysis of EAA's view of the rule's projected effectiveness and EAA's initial response to the NPRM will follow on the sport pilot website.

Stay tuned to EAA's websites, www.eaa.org and www.sportpilot.org for more information.

(Read EAA's official news release.)

FAA's Super Bowl NOTAM Establishes 45-Mile Restricted Area
The FAA has issued NOTAM 2/0804 for this weekend’s Super Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana, restricting flight operations within a 45-nm radius of Louis Armstrong International Airport (MSY) from the surface to FL 180. It also prohibits all flight operations within a three-mile radius of the Louisiana Superdome below 12,000 feet MSL.  Pilots are advised to check with Flight Service if the anticipate flying in these vicinity to receive the latest information. For a snapshot of the NOTAM ... (read more)
18-Mile TFR in New York City for World Economic Forum
NOTAM 2/0863 is currently in effect in New York City restricting flight operations within an 18-mile radius centered on the JFK VOR for the World Economic Forum from January 31-February 4. Pilots operating within the TFR area must have a flight plan. (VFR flights within the TFR must file through the New York FSS, 866-365-5019.) The NOTAM is scheduled to expire at 10 p.m. February 4. EAA reminds all pilots flying into the New York City area to contact flight service for the latest information prior to taking off.

Online Registration Open For Mooney Caravan V
Organizers of the Mooney Caravan to Oshkosh have begun taking online registration for the fifth annual group flight into into AirVenture 2002. Mooney Caravan V will launch from Watertown, Wisconsin, (KRYV) at 4 pm on Sunday, July 21. The four previous caravans had used Madison Airport (KMSN) but the change was made due to construction at that airport. The flight from Watertown to Wittman Field (KOSH) is 60 nm, about 25 nm less than previous years.
Moony Caravan V is open to any pilot flying a Mooney into EAA AirVenture. Requirements include attending the safety briefings and participating according to the policies and rules of the Caravan. Briefings are planned to begin at noon, requiring all planes to arrive at Watertown at or before noon. For details and to register, visit www.mooneycaravan.com.

Chapters Accepting the 110% Challenge

More than 350 Chapters have accepted EAA President Tom Poberezny’s 110% Membership Challenge, and are experiencing significant success in growing the Experimental Aircraft Association. The Challenge for each Chapter was set in November 2001 to recruit a minimum of five, 10, 15 … or more new EAA members by February 1, making their way to the Red, White and Blue levels of success. These new members give strength to EAA's voice in our fight to preserve our freedoms of flight and take them to even greater heights.

Here are the leading chapter in the 110% Challenge:

Blue Level (16+ New EAA Members)
EAA Chapter 512, Placerville, California

White Level (11-15 New EAA Members)
EAA Chapter 1339, Argentina
EAA Chapter 1343, Gallatin, Tennessee

Red Level (5-10 New EAA Members)
EAA Chapter 1, Riverside, California
EAA Chapter 55, Mason, Michigan
EAA Chapter 191, Corpus Christi, Texas
EAA Chapter 354, Dawson, Georgia
EAA Chapter 1041, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
EAA Chapter 1341, Churchville, Maryland

Congratulations to all the Chapters that have participated. We’ll provide the final rundown of the campaign in the April issue of Sport Aviation.

Flight Sim Weekend February 9-10 at AirVenture Museum
The world of “virtual flight” opens to EAA AirVenture Museum visitors on Saturday and Sunday, February 9-10, during the museum's first Flight Simulator Weekend. Computers will be set up throughout the museum where visitors can try their hand at a wide variety of flight simulators, from basic to advanced. Computer networks will also be established to allow for real-time group simulator activities. Among the computer simulators present will be Microsoft Flight Simulator 2002, Bob Hoover’s Air Racing, Combat Flight Simulator and others.
(read more)


Homestead Ultralight Chapter Draws Crowds at Festival
EAA Ultralight Chapter 103 had a successful showing at the annual Redlands Art Festival in Homestead, Florida, January 19-21. The Chapter uses the event as a recruiting tool and promotion for its July 4 weekend Air Fair, according to Chapter President Ron Anderson. “Between 8,000 and 9,000 people attended over the weekend,” he said. “We had four aircraft on display, two booths and about 14 Chapter members on hand to answer questions and hand out complimentary EAA magazines.” Many people also asked for airplane rides, which was not possible. Nonetheless, between 30 and 35 membership applications were taken, said Anderson. “We'll have to wait and see how many new members we get from this.”

On The Flight Line ---

13th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference March 13-15 in Nashville
More than 3,000 attendees are expected at the 13th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, set for March 13-15 at Nashville's Opryland Hotel. In fact, WIAI headquarters says registration is running about 5 percent ahead of last year at this time. The theme for this year's gathering is Keys to the Changing Dynamics of Aviation. Among the speakers scheduled to appear are Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta; Astronauts Hoot Gibson and Rhea Seddon; Earthrounder pilot Denise Waters and Cessna President Gary Hay.

EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner will join an Industry Leaders Panel along with Air Transport Association President Carol Hallett; National Business Aviation Association President Jack Olcott; and Kim Olsen, United States Air Force.

For more information on the 2002 conference, contact WIAI at 386-226-7996,
wai@wiai.org, or visit www.wiai.org.

TCM Announces AirVenture Engine Giveaway
Teledyne Continental Motors (TCM) engine owners who sign up for the web-based TCM-Link Aviator Services customer-care program between now and July 15 will be entered to win a brand new Continental engine. The drawing will be held during AirVenture Oshkosh 2002. TCM-Link Aviator Services is a personalized customer-care program accessed through the company’s web site at www.TCMLink.com.
“This technology allows us to provide comprehensive and personalized service support 24/7, connecting TCM aviators with qualified, competent FBOs all around the world.,” said TCM President Bryan Lewis. Aviator Services, TCM’s proprietary, on-line customer-care program boasts 9,000 members and is free of charge to all TCM engine owners. To learn more about the contest, including eligible engine models, visit the TCM website.
New RJM-AERO Oil Separator Available
RMJ-AERO now offers oil separators for homebuilders using Continental and Lycoming engines. These separators are designed to remove oil from the engine crankcase breather line to provide a cleaner plane, less oil consumption, and prolonged engine life from maximum cooling, cleaning, and lubrication. Fashioned after Tony Bingelis’ proven design, these separators incorporate several enhancements, including O-ring seals for the lid. They are made of aircraft quality materials, TIG welded, and alodyned for corrosion control. The separator can be firewall- or cooling-baffle mounted with the provided cushion clamp. RMJ-AERO separators are available from Aircraft Spruce & Specialty and Wag-Aero for MSRP of $199.95. To learn more, visit the RJM-AERO website.

Q & A:
Question of the Week
Question For EAA Aviation Information Services -  What is the number of the FAA form for affidavit of ownership? I thought I ran across it somewhere on this site, but can't find it. 

Answer: The affidavit of ownership form number is 8050-88. While it's recommended that you use the form, an alternative is to simply type a letter containing the following information:

- Builder’s Name
- Model (Pietenpol Aircamper, GlaStar, etc.)
- Serial Number (Either use the plans number, or make up your own.)
- Class (airplane, rotorcraft, etc.)
- Engine Type (Reciprocating, Turbine, etc.)
- Number of engines
- Manufacturer, model and serial number of engine
- Land or sea operation (indicate both if amphibious)
- Number of seats

Include either of the following statements:
More than 50% of the above described aircraft was built from miscellaneous parts and I am the owner. Or:

More than 50% of the above-described aircraft was built from a kit (prefabricated parts) and I am the owner. The bill of sale from the kit manufacturer is attached.

Lastly, sign the statement in the presence of a Notary Public.

Two very important points. First, if the aircraft has been constructed from a kit, you MUST include a bill of sale from the kit manufacturer. Second, do not forget to have the affidavit notarized. Missing this important step will slow the registration process considerably.

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