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EAA's Aluminum Overcast B-17 Tour

After finishing its North Carolina Tour early this week, next stop for EAA’s B-17 Aluminum Overcast is Virginia. Don't miss your chance to see this authentic Flying Fortress when it visits an airport near you! 

June 18, 19 June 20
- Winston Salem, NC Winston Salem – Smith Reynolds Airport (INT)

June 21-23 - Virginia Beach, VA Suffolk Municipal (SFQ)

June 25, 26 - Richmond, VA Richmond International (RIC)

For complete information on the tour, or to book your flight, visit the website, www.b17.org

If you haven't voted yet, go to the AirVenture website and select your favorite aircraft from the 1950s through the 1990s!

June 20-21
MEXICO, MO - Zenith Aircraft Factory sponsored metal workshop, 573-581-9000

June 20-23
MASON, MI - 2002 Ercoupe National Convention, 810-231-3392

June 20-25
 WEST BEND, WI - Chapter 1158 Third Annual Air Camp, 262-629-4445

June 21-23
NAUVOO, ILL - FLY IN Tri-State - Ultralights Powered Parachute introductory flights will be available. Contact for more information: Edward G Neff Jr, 217-746-8911 or 217-357-1380.

June 22
 VALPARAISO, IN - Chapter 104 & Porter County Pilots Association sponsored Fly-In Breakfast/Lunch

WAUSEON, OH - Chapter 149 Annual Pancake Breakfast Fly-In, (USE), 419-636-5503

LAKE-IN-THE-HILLS, IL - Chapter 790 Young Eagle Rally, (3CK)

MIDDLEFIELD, OH - Young Eagles Rally, (7G8), 440-632-3081

ZANESVILLE, OH - Chapter 425 Fly-In Breakfast, Riverside Airport, 740-454-0003

LEE’S SUMMIT, MO - Chapter 91 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, (LXT), 816-358-1458

WEST BRANCH, MI - Chapter 1253 Annual Fly-In Breakfast/Lunch, 989-345-1453

WARSAW, IN - Chapter 1109 & ASW Flyers sponsored Fly-In/Drive-In Breakfast

KEENE, NH - Chapter 1314 Second Annual "Black Fly-In," BBQ, (EEN)

SAINT ELMO, AL - Chapter 1209 Pancake Breakfast, (2R5), 251-660-1130

MINDEN-TAHOE, NV - Minden-Tahoe Airport & Douglas County Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol sponsored Hangar Dance, 775-782-9871

June 22-23
WALWORTH, WI - Chapter 1323 Pancake Breakfast/Aerobatics Demo, (7V3) 262-275-9519

MONTEZUMA, IA - SIG Manufacturing Company sponsored 20th Annual C/L Championships, 641-623-5154

TOMAH, WI - Chapter 935 "Aviation Jamboree," 608-269-5627

June 23
NILES, MI - Chapter 865 Annual Fly-In Breakfast, (3TR), 219-271-8533

June 23-25
 LAS VEGAS, NV - Airline Suppliers Association (ASA) Annual Conference at the Four Seasons Resort, 202-730-0270

Young Eagles Rallies
June 17
(M5Y) Lebanon Airport - Lebanon, TN Chapter 863 - Dan Allen 615-847-1489 

June 19
Wiley Post Airport - Oklahoma City, OK Chapter 24 - Martin Weaver 405-376-5488 

June 20
Suffolk Municipal Airport - Suffolk, VA Chapter 339 - Richard Reynolds 757-627-8743 

West Bend Airport - West Bend, WI Chapter 1158 - Paul Lupton 262-629-4445 

June 21
Cannon Creek Airpark - Lake City, FL Chapter 977 - Virginia Hollins 386-758-0948 

Riverside Airport - Zanesville, OH Chapter 425 - Ron MacLean 740-452-8949 

June 22
Ranchaero Airport - Chico, CA Chapter 427 - Mark Mangione 530-345-4003 

Hartford-Brainard Airport - Hartford, CT Chapter 196 - Mark Sakland 781-275-3458 

Vandenburg Airport - Tampa, FL Chapter 175 - Alan Yerly 813-681-6062 

Gwinnett County Airport - Lawrenceville, GA Chapter 690 - Duane Huff 770-921-4423 

Reed Memorial Airport - Driggs, ID Chapter 1049 - Jeff Crabtree 307-733-7295 (Rain Date - June 23)

Lake in the Hills Airport - Lake in the Hills, IL Chapter 790 - Ron Liebmann 847-352-8282 

Columbus Municipal Airport - Columbus, IN Chapter 729 - Toby Orme 317-783-8407 (Rain Date - June 23)

Sawyer International Airport - Gwinn, MI Chapter 850 - Theodore Kirkpatrick 906-346-3036 

West Branch Community Airport - West Branch, MI Chapter 1253 - Denis Weiss 989-345-8228 

Springfield Downtown Airport - Springfield, MO Chapter 821 - Larry Harmon 417-863-6939 (Rain Date - June 23)

Harnett County Airport - Erwin, NC Chapter 1114 - Jim & Sandy Dukeman 919-362-9252 

Windsock Village West - Ossipee, NH Chapter 1085 - Richard Deming 603-539-5713 (Rain Date - June 23)

Old Acton Airfield - Sanbornville, NH Chapter 1085 - Denis Rafferty 603-473-2080 (Rain Date - June 23)

Miller Air Park (MJX) - Tom's River, NJ Chapter 898 - Walt Gradzki 732-286-0086 (Rain Date - June 23)

Geauga County Airport - Middlefield, OH Chapter 5 - Tim Connor 216-440-8813 

Neil Armstrong Airport - New Knoxville, OH Chapter 922 - John Bailey 419-738-7396 

Timmins Airport - Timmins, ON Chapter 1126 - Kevin Lockey 705-235-2070 

Columbia Downtown Owens - Columbia, SC Chapter 242 - Paul Carter 803-794-1438 

Greenwood County Airport - Greenwood, SC Chapter 1023 - Gene Loos 869-229-4131 

Felt Field Airport - Spokane, WA Chapter 79 - Paul Laing 509-924-4008

Pottsville, PA - Chapter 390 Annual Top-Of-The Mountain Fly-In and Young Eagles Program, (ZER)

June 23
Harrison Clare Co Airport - Harrison, MI Chapter 1095 - Phil Curtiss 989-939-8715 

Fort Atkinson Municipal - Ft Atkinson, WI Chapter 320 - Glenn Eisenbrandt 920-563-6502 

June 24
Moraine Airpark - Dayton, OH Chapter 48 - Mildred Hoerner 937-298-8833

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The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

June 14, 2002   Volume 1, Number 66

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.
Look for the "More at www.eaa.org" icon to find what you are looking for.

AirVenture Oshkosh 2002...A Red, White, & Blue...and GOLDEN Event!

It's EAA'S 50th! Make it your first!

For the latest information, visit www.airventure.org

News You Can Use ---

Forty-Six Special Events in Seven Days; This MUST be the 50th AirVenture
For people who fancy flight, AirVenture Oshkosh is Nirvana. Every year, the sprawling convention grounds become one big candy store in which hundreds of thousands of aviation “kids” roam around amazed. This year’s weeklong gathering will provide the same annual fix for aviation junkies, but with one exception.

Make that 46 exceptions.

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TFR Expanded Around President’s Texas Residence This Weekend

Pilots in Texas should be aware of an expanded Temporary Flight Restriction in effect this weekend through 8 a.m. local time on Monday, June 17 around President Bush's residence. To view AeroPlanner sectional charts on this and all active TFRs, visit the EAA website, click on Pilot Services and then “Temporary Flight Restrictions and NOTAMS.” Pilots are reminded to always check with Flight service for the latest information before take-off.

SAA Has First Gathering This Weekend
The first Sport Aviation Association Gathering will be held this weekend, June 14-16, at Frasca Field (C-16), Urbana, Illinois. It's being billed as "a gathering of grassroots lovers of aviation." Camping, showers are available and there are several motels in the area. For more information, call 217/367-8441, or visit www.sportaviation.org.

Warner Explains Sport Pilot at New Mexico Conference
EAA Executive President Bob Warner presented the sport pilot/light sport aircraft proposal to New Mexico airport managers and members of that state’s pilot community at the New Mexico Aviation Conference and Pilot’s Bash held June 7-8 in Albuquerque. Many attendees represented small airports looking to create and promote more aviation-related business and activity at their facilities.
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Theater in the Woods: An AirVenture Tradition
EAA’s Theater in the Woods sticks out prominently in a stand of mature Wisconsin oaks and maples, just south of AeroShell Square and west of Vintage Aircraft headquarters. Longtime AirVenture attendees know it as simply “Theater,” where AirVenture's nightly evening programs and other activities are held.
This AirVenture Oshkosh institution always provides the perfect capper to a long day on the convention grounds, and for the 50th annual convention this year, Theater organizers certainly have provided plenty of great reasons to stick around after dark.
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Vote For Your Favorite AirVenture!

Everybody's got a favorite year at EAA AirVenture. Maybe it was back in the 1970s, when Burt Rutan was bringing new designs almost every year. Perhaps it was 1994, when Concorde and the Apollo astronauts shared center stage. Maybe it was all the way back in Rockford. We've picked 10 significant EAA fly-ins of the past and we're asking you to vote for your favorite anytime between now and June 25. The results will be published in this year's EAA AirVenture program. Just go to the AirVenture website to cast your vote!

First Flight Thrills at EAA’s International Young Eagles Day
The final numbers are not in just yet, but early indications are that thousands of kids enjoyed their first aircraft rides on Saturday and Sunday thanks to International Young Eagles Day events being held throughout the world.
"That was a lot of fun!" 
"I can’t wait to go up there again!"
"Dad, can we get an airplane?" 
Those were just a few of the words overheard from children as they returned from their Young Eagle flights Saturday. Fourteen pilots flew a total of 101 children on the day at Wittman Regional Airport. And we’re beginning to hear from other parts.
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Instructors, Test Your Preflight Skills and Win at AirVenture
Flight instructors will again have the opportunity to win great prizes at AirVenture during preflight contests Wednesday through Saturday at the Flight Instructor Headquarters. Between 0900 and 1200, a Cessna 152 will be bugged with ten different squawks that render it unairworthy. Perform the preflight inspection, identify the bugs, and you could win, place or show. A grand prize drawing will be held Saturday afternoon.
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Tour NASA’s ‘Airborne Laboratory’ At AeroShell Square
AeroShell Square, EAA AirVenture’s center stage, will again host a world-class variety of prominent military and civilian airplanes open for public tours, up-close viewing and crew discussions July 23-29 at Wittman Regional Airport. The latest addition is the modified McDonnell Douglas DC-8 used to research Earth’s atmosphere, test prototype Space Shuttle and satellite instruments and conduct a wide range of scientific experiments. 
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Enter the EAA AirVenture Patch Jacket Contest
Bring your EAA Patch Jacket to AirVenture 2002, you can sign up to be a contestant in the fourth annual EAA Patch Jacket Contest. To enter the contest, stop by the special 1953 First Fly-In Flight Line (located at the southeast corner of AeroShell Square) between noon and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday (July 23-27). The Patch Jacket Coordinator will help you fill out a contest entry form and snap a few photos of your jacket. All completed entry forms and photos must be submitted by 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, to be considered in this year’s contest. Children are encouraged to submit their own patch jackets in a special contest category. The winners will be announced at Theater in the Woods on Sunday evening, July 28, and posted on the EAA web site. Past winners have included jackets that featured a multitude of past EAA fly-in patches, so bring your piece of EAA history to AirVenture and help us celebrate the 50th fly-in!

AirVenture Waypoints
Every year, we receive word from airports and FBOs across the nation telling of their specials for EAA members traveling to and from AirVenture Oshkosh. A list of facilities and what they’re offering you for stopping in can be found at www.airventure.org/2002/flying/alternate_airports.html

On The Flight Line ---

National Effort Aims to Improve Runway Safety
Even though improvement has been made regarding runway incursions over the past year, more than 380 runway incursions were reported in 2001 and 214 were caused by pilot deviations from the FARs. To increase pilot awareness and knowledge while operating on the surface, FAA Flight Standards recently mailed two Surface Movement Advisory Circulars and a pilot guide to all licensed U.S. pilots. Surface operations are now a required topic for practical test standards on initial and recurrent certifications and written tests contain more questions on surface operations.
The FAA urges pilots to support the national effort to improve runway safety by applying the best practices outlined in the ACs while operating on the surface. For more information, visit www.faa.gov/runwaysafety.

Cabin Power System to Launch at Arlington
Stop by the EM Aviation booth at the Arlington Northwest EAA Regional Fly-In July 10-14 for look at the new Cabin Power Supply. It has completed STC-PMA certification for Cessna 172, 182, and 206 models to power laptop computers or other portable electrical equipment to prevent deleting the internal batteries.
The Cabin Power System provides a 12V outlet. A voltage regulator unit (VRU) assembly is connected to a power outlet mounted within the aircraft cabin. The VRU converts aircraft power to 12V at 1.5A at the outlet. In the Cessna models it is approved for mounting on top of the map compartment behind the instrument panel.
The outlet meets ARINC 628 Part 2 requirements for commercial airline in-seat power connectors. Cabin Power System can also be installed on other aircraft under a field approval. Contact EM Aviation, LLC, at EMAproducts@aol.com or 360/260-0772.

Plane Depot Teams with FlightAdventures.com
Top Cessna dealer, The Plane Depot, has teamed with FlightAdventures as the exclusive aircraft dealer at www.flightadventures.com. The Plane Depot features a factory-direct program, PlanesDirect, offering new and used aircraft. FlightAdventures host the Virtual Pilot Center (VPC), offers a variety of aviation-related services to both simulator and real-world aviators.
VPC is Internet’s only interactive pilot center featuring flight simulation, bringing simulator and real-world pilots together resulting in better pilots. For more information, visit the web site at www.flightadventures.com or call 805/595-9640.

Micro Aerodynamics Receives STC For C-150/152 Vortex Generator Installations
STCs are issued for the Installation of Micro Vortex Generators on the Cessna 150 F-M and 152 swept tail. The kits include 88 VGs mounted on the upper surface of the wings, just aft of the leading edge, and 26 for the vertical stabilizer.
Kits include the STC, detailed drawings and instructions along with templates for positioning the VGs. Spares are also included in addition to Loctite Depend adhesive. It takes about one day to install the full set of VGs.
The VGs reduce stall speed by 6 mph in flaps up mode and 3 mph with 40 degrees of flaps. They also provide improved controllability and handling characteristics. They are made of 6063-T6 aluminum, measure an inch long and a one-quarter-inch high, curve to match wing contour and come flat for stabilizer surfaces. To make them ready for painting, they are alodined to a Boeing mil spec. 
The vortex generators create vortices that keep the boundary layer attached to the flying surfaces in slow flight, allowing a higher angle of attack and lower stall speed. They do not collect ice and have no effect on high speed performance.
Complete kits sell for $695. To order, call 800/677-2370, or e-mail micro@microaero.com 

Open House at Tango-One Flight Academy
Tango One Flight Academy, a brand new facility is based in the heart of the Florida Keys, was named an official Cessna Pilot Center this week. The academy will host a Launch Event/Fly-In at the main terminal at Marathon airport on Saturday, June 29th, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
This event is open to anyone thinking of becoming a private pilot, needing to brush up for a biannual check ride, or even in the market for a new aircraft. EAA members are welcome.
Meet Tango One instructors and see new Cessna 182 and Turbo 286 airplanes. E-mail RSVPs to info@tango-one.net, or call 305/743-3858.
For more information of Tango One Flight Academy, visit www.tango-one.net

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question For Aviation Information Services:
II think I read a comment on the EAA site that an older airplane may not require anti-collision lighting at night. I have a 1954 airplane that has the (then) standard wingtip red and green and tail white lights, but no beacon or strobes. Is my airplane legal for VFR night flight?

Answer: Minimum equipment required for VFR night flight is governed by 14 CFR Part 91.205. Section (c)(3) of that part speaks to anti-collision lighting:

"(3) An approved aviation red or aviation white anti-collision light system on all U.S.-registered civil aircraft. Anti-collision light systems initially installed after August 11, 1971, on aircraft for which a type certificate was issued or applied for before August 11, 1971, must at least meet the anti-collision light standards of part 23, 25, 27, or 29 of this chapter, as applicable, that were in effect on August 10, 1971, except that the color may be either aviation red or aviation white. In the event of failure of any light of the anti-collision light system, operations with the aircraft may be continued to a stop where repairs or replacement can be made."

You'll note that the regulation applies to ALL U.S.-registered civil aircraft. However, on aircraft certificated before 11 August, 1971, the anti-collision lighting system only needs to meet the rules that were in effect on 10 August, 1971. Basically, these rules say that the aircraft must have an anti-collision light, either aviation red or aviation white, which produces 100 effective candles in a pattern covering 360 degrees horizontally around the aircraft and 30 degrees above and below the horizon. This light must be wired to a separate switch, so that it can be switched on and off independently from the navigation lights.

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EAA SportAir Workshops

JUNE 21-23, 2002, GRIFFIN, GA
Topics: TIG Welding

JUNE 21-23, 2002, FREDERICK, MD
Topics: RV Assembly

JULY 12-14, 2002, GRIFFIN, GA
Topics: RV Assembly

See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

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