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AirVenture B-17 Flights Filling Up

Those who want to take a ride on EAA's venerable B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast at AirVenture Oshkosh are still in luck. Although flights on opening day (July 23) and the weekend (July 26, 27 and 28) are completely sold out, some seats remain for flights on July 24, July 25, and July 29. They won't last long, however, so make sure to reserve your spot today

Fly an actual mission on one of America's most important airplanes at the world's largest general aviation event and create a memory that lasts a lifetime. For all the details, visit www.b17.org, or call Lynn Curtis at 920-426-4877.

EAA's Aluminum Overcast B-17 Tour Continues...
Last stops for EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast before AirVenture are Columbus and Toledo, Ohio.
July 9-10, Columbus, OH, Ohio State University Airport (OSU)

July 12-14, Toledo, OH. Toledo Metcalf Field (TDZ)

For complete tour information, or to book your flight, visit the B-17 website at www.b17.org


July 12-14
LOMPOC, CA - Eighteenth Annual West Coast Piper Cub Fly-In, 805-733-1914 

ROSE, NY - Chapter 1017 Fly-In Gathering, 315-834-9490

July 10-14
ARLINGTON, WA - Northwest EAA Fly-In and Sport Aviation Convention - Arlington Municipal Airport, (AWO)

July 12-13
NUCLA, CO - Hangar Dance, High Mesa Magic Air Show & Young Eagles Rally, 970-865-2333

July 13
AUGUSTA, GA - Chapter 172 Cold-Cuts Fly-In, 706-547-3607

TOUGHKENAMON, PA - Chapter 240 Pancake Breakfast, 215-761-3191 

PELL CITY, AL - Chapter 1320 Fly-In Breakfast, 205-338-9456 

RANTOUL, IL - Chapter 790 (2I5)

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

HIBBING, MN - Chapter 996 Seventh Annual “Miners Breakfast” Fly-In, 218-263-4152 

TREMONT CITY, OH - Chapter 995 & Mad-River Airport sponsor Tenth Annual Air Fair/Fly-In, 937-969-8521 

RUSSELLVILLE, KY - Chapter 1165 Pancake Breakfast, (4M7)

KENTLAND, IN - Lehman Aviation sponsored Hog Roast, 219-474-9080

TRUCKEE-TAHOE, CA - Chapter 1073 Pancake Breakfast, 530-587-1016 

July 13-14
GENESEO, NY - 1941 Aircraft Group, Inc. sponsored “History of Flight” Air Show, 585-243-2100 

July 13-19
FARGO, ND - US Air Race sponsored Marion Jayne 1800 Mile Cross Country Air Race and The Fargo 300 Air Race, 817-491-2842

July 14
CASSELTON, ND - Chapter 317 “Planes on the Plains 2002,” 16th Annual Fly-In, 701-347-5519

DAVIS-WOODLAND, CA - Chapter 52 Hangar Breakfast, (2Q3) 

FULTON, NY - Chapter 486 Pancake Breakfast, 315-668-9736

EAST TROY, WI - Friends of the East Troy Airport sponsored Fly-In Breakfast/Lunch

ZELIENOPLE, PA - Chapter 857 Fly-In Breakfast, 724-457-9850 

CHESANING, MI - Chapter 597 Showboat Dawn Patrol, (50G), 989-845-6465 

GRANTSBURG, WI - Chapter 875 Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast, 715-349-2095 

DUNKIRK, NY - Chapter 46, Dunkirk Rotary Club & Dunkirk Aviation Sales and Service sponsored Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, (DKK), 716-366-1611 

WARROAD, MN - Chapter 1325 & Warroad Women of Today sponsored Fly-In/Drive In, 218-386-1691

Young Eagles Rallies
July 13
Cable Airport (CCB) - Alta Loma, CA Chapter 448 - Judy Kras 909-581-0816 

Brown Field - San Diego, CA Chapter 14 - Dayton Smith 619-421-6546 

Pea Patch Aerodrome (61GA) - Blythe, GA Chapter 172 - John Magnan 706-547-3607 

Davenport Airport (DVN) - Davenport, IA Chapter 75 - Kirk Foecking 563-285-7223 

Canton Ingersoll Airport - Canton, IL Chapter 832 - Dale Schultz 309-362-2785 

Columbus Municipal Airport - Columbus, IN Chapter 729 - Toby Orme 317-783-8407 (Rain Date-July 14)

Minuteman Airfield - Stow, MA Chapter 196 - Mark Saklad 781-275-3458 

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

Anoka County Airport - Blaine, MN Chapter 237 - Nancy Carter 763-241-4853 

MASON, MI - Chapter 55 Young Eagles Rally

MARTINSBURG, WV - Chapter 1071 Young Eagle Rally/Fly-In Breakfast/Hamburger Cookout, 304-261-4945

Mankato Airport - Mankato, MN Chapter 642 - Bob Pothast 507-388-6866 

Mountain Grove Memorial Airport - Mountain Grove, MO Chapter 1218 - Tom White 417-469-4212 (Rain Date-July 14)

South Jersey Regional Airport - Medford, NJ Chapter 1348 - Charles Searock 609-267-4488 

Central Jersey Regional Airport - Somerset, NJ Chapter 1333 - Kevin Kilpatrick 908-553-6480 

Washington County Regional Airport - Apron, PA Chapter 36 - Gary Hartle 717-597-9328 

Bermundian Valley Airpark - Bermundian Valley, PA Chapter 122 - Dennis Carney 717-258-6402 

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

Lebanon Airport - Lebanon, TN Chapter 863 - Dan Allen 615-847-1489 

Eastern W Virginia Regional - Martinsburg, VA Chapter 1071 - David Spaulding 304-261-4945 (Rain Date-July 20)

New Kent County Airport - Richmond, VA Chapter 231 - Richard Poprik 804-271-9573 

LaCrosse (LSE) - LaCrosse, WI Chapter 307 - Charles Lipke 608-526-9546 (Rain Date-July 14)

Baton Airport - Racine, WI Chapter 838 - Eddy Huffman 262-639-8301

July 13-14
HAGERSTOWN, MD - Chapter 36 & Hagerstown Aircraft Services sponsored Fly-In/Drive-In Young Eagles Rally, (HGR), 717-597-9328

July 14
Decorah Municipal Airport - Decorah, IA Chapter 1281 - Elmer Marting 563-539-2640 (Rain Date-July 21)

Lee Koinzan Airstrip - Elgin, NE Chapter 804 - Bill Kurpgeweit 402-485-2833 

Oswego County Airport - Fulton, NY Chapter 486 - Larry Howell 315-668-9736 

Zelienople Airport - Zelienople, PA Chapter 857 - Bob Santolla 724-457-9850 

General Dewitt Spain Airport - Memphis, TN Chapter 182 - Frederick Fink 901-278-3495 

West Texas Airport (T27) - El Paso, TX Chapter 125 - Bill Kirkwood 915-533-3176 

Shell Lake Municipal (SSQ) - Shell Lake, WI Chapter 631 - Richard A Nelson 715-234-8769 

Upshur Cty Reg Airport (W22) - Buckhannon, WV Chapter 842 - Gordon Hess 304-842-4653 

July 15
Lethbridge Municipal Airport - Lethbridge, AB Chapter 923 - Michael Bauermann 403-732-4143 

Oswego County Airport - Fulton, NY Chapter 486 - Larry Howell 315-668-9736

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The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

July 3, 2002   Volume 2, Number 3

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.

--- Latest AirVenture News ---

WWII Fighters Featured In-Depth at Warbirds in Review
The T-34 Mentor ...F4U-5 “Corsair”...P-51 Mustang... Some of the most storied warbirds of WWII and their current owners - among the most recognizable names in the business - will be featured daily at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday during AirVenture at a new presentation series, Warbirds in Review.
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Help the Young Eagles and You Might Win a John Deere
EAA sponsor John Deere will give away a new lawn tractor valued at nearly $9,500 at AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 in a raffle to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program. 
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Ultralights Prepare For AirVenture
There’s a better view for everyone down at the Ultralight Area at the far south end of AirVenture, thanks to a new tower and a tree that isn’t there. There’s also a better view for spectators who come to watch these little lightweight aircraft, because the air operations tower has been moved to the center of the runway.
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Ultralight  Pilots Flying Into AirVenture:
SPECIAL NOTICE: All pilots planning to fly into EAA's 50th annual AirVenture convention must obtain a copy of the FAA-issued NOTAM which outlines the procedures that must be followed to fly into the ultralight runway located within Wittman Regional Airport Class D airspace. Please note that the printed copies of the FAA NOTAM show the incorrect telephone number for the Ultralight Barn. The correct number for the Ultralight Barn is 920-230-7759.

Bohannon Prepares For Triple-Record Attempt 
Bruce Bohannon’s sights are set squarely on AirVenture Oshkosh where he will attempt to break or establish three world records in a single flight, scheduled to take place on Saturday, July 27.
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News You Can Use ---

TSA Urges Heightened Awareness and Vigilance This Holiday Weekend
As a special reminder on this long Independence Day holiday weekend, the Transportation Security Agency is strongly urging all pilots planning to fly to be aware, alert, and extra mindful of potential terrorist actions that continue to threaten our nation.

Be aware...of any and all restricted airspace that may lie between your point of departure and your destination. Log onto the EAA website and click on the easy-to-use TFR and NOTAM box located on the upper-left hand corner of the page for graphical NOTAMs and illustrations of TFRs throughout the country. Call your local FAA Fight Service for the very latest information regarding airspace restrictions. Once you have the information, take the time to look it over carefully and know precisely where flight operations are prohibited—then stay well clear of such areas.

Be alert...of any suspicious activities at or around your airport. Report these activities immediately to the local authorities or the nearest FBI office. Make sure you know who is on your airplane and what they are carrying. Secure your unattended aircraft in a hangar if possible and despite the summer heat make sure it’s closed and locked when not under your direct control. Take note of the official notice for flight schools and FBOs released by the FAA earlier this year. The irony is clear: there are those who would use our precious, hard-fought freedoms to inflict further harm on our nation. Let’s not give them the slightest chance!
Finally, fly safely and smartly this Fourth of July weekend.

Continued Incursions Threaten Freedom of Flight 
Federal government officials informed EAA’s Washington, D.C., Office on Sunday that three separate airspace incursions by general aviation aircraft occurred into Camp David’s restricted airspace this past weekend when the president was there. While the incursions were labeled "accidental," their effect cannot be understated: In our country’s present state of awareness for terrorism, agencies responsible for our nation’s security will not tolerate continued operational errors and indiscretions by pilots. At risk are the very freedoms of flight—through expanded TFR airspace or increased penalties for violations—if incursions into sensitive areas continue.

Since very shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, EAA’s website has provided its members with full-color on-line maps and sectional charts of all current temporary flight restrictions in the U.S.. EAA strongly urges pilots to log on, search for active TFR areas in your flight plan, and make absolutely certain to avoid all sensitive areas. Be fully informed before and during your flight.
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Artists Show Their Talent in Annual Sport Aviation Competition
As EAA celebrates AirVenture 2002 and its 50th fly-in convention, artists from around the world creatively joined in by submitting outstanding entries, in some cases more than one, for the 26th annual Sport Aviation Art Competition. This year’s theme, appropriately titled “50 Years of EAA,” inspired many artists, including Sharon Ranjus of Malin, Oregon, who received Par Excellence in the Theme category for her oil painting Only at Oshkosh.
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Fossett Does it in Record Style
Not only has Steve Fossett, EAA 562868, done something nobody else has done - fly around the world solo nonstop in a balloon - he’s in position to establish or break a number of aviation world records. As he positioned the Bud Light Spirit of Freedom for a safe landing in Australia, projected on Wednesday, July 3, the Guinness World Records organization confirmed they have accepted Fossett for the first person to solo circumnavigate the globe in a balloon record. Pending confirmation from the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (World Air Sports Federation) it is also likely he has set a several other records. Now all that remains is a safe landing. Mission Control Director Joe Ritchie announced this morning that Fossett should land within a half an hour of 4 p.m. CDT, predicted to be somewhere around South Galway.

A Great Idea: Sport Aviation Archives on CD-ROM
EAA proudly presents to members The Complete Collection of Sport Aviation Magazine on CD-ROM—1953 to 2001. That’s 48 years, roughly 600 issues, or 50,000 pages of every article, photograph, drawing, letter, and advertisement ever placed in EAA’s flagship publication. For homebuilders and restorers, this is an indispensable resource filled with almost five decades of advice—literally thousands of in-depth technical and how-to articles from a variety of contributors, including notable homebuilder Tony Bingelis and airfoil designer John Roncz. Plus there are numerous aircraft plans, designs, helpful homebuilder and restoration tips, demonstrations, product information, tools, services, and oh, so many historic and stunning photos.
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Northwest EAA Fly-In Opens Next Week
The 2002 Northwest EAA Fly-In is all set for its annual four-day run, July 10-14, at the Arlington, Washington, Airport (AWO). This year there is a fantastic schedule of forums, expansive exhibitors area, great campground, and an impressive roster of airshow performers. EAA staff will be on hand to assist EAA Members with membership support; presenting special forums on sport pilot/light-sport aircraft. Special Canadian arrival procedures as well as NOTAM information and a host of other important information is available through the NWEAA website.

Headlining the airshow will be; John Mrazek (AT-6), Tom Ellsberg (Oregon Streaker), Lon Arnold (Long EZ), Eric Beard (Yak 54), Ross Granley (Yak 55), “OTTO” Helicopter, Eddie Andreini (Stearman), Steve Hill (Giles 202), Renny Price (Sukio), Kathy Hirtz (Pitts S2B), Summer Goodwin (Aerobat), George LeLoup (“Capt’n Lazer”), and Fraiser Blues (Navion Team).

Special admission prices apply to all EAA Members, plus there is a special EAA Member recognition prize awarded each day. (Stop by the EAA Membership Services tent for details!)

For more information, visit http://www.nweaa.org

Plans Move Forward For MERFI
The EAA Mid-Eastern Fly-In is slated for September 6-8 at the Marion Municipal Airport (MNN), Marion, Ohio. The Yankee Lady B-17G from the Yankee Air Force Museum in Belleville, Michigan, is scheduled to appear and rides will be available. Also on the program is that museum’s C-47. The fly-in will feature a fly market for buying-selling parts and components.
Camping is available, and there are several hotels located in the MNN vicinity. For more information, contact Virgil Phillips at 419-347-5737, or call 419-447-1773.

Copperstate Fly-In Preparing for First Event at ‘PRA’
The Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-in has broken ground for the first permanent building on its new Copperstate Campus, located at Phoenix Regional Airport (PRA). The steel structure will house facilities for event volunteers, including a kitchen, meeting room, and hot showers for Copperstate campers. The first fly in event at PRA is October 10-13. “This is just the first step in creating a first-class venue for the largest EAA fly-in in the southwest,” said Bob Hasson, Copperstate Fly-In Chairman. “We’re working diligently with the airport developer to make it happen.”

Runway Improvements, Self-Serve Fuel
PRA (A39) is a privately owned, public use airport located just off State Highway 283 about 25 miles south of Phoenix between the city of Casa Grande and the town of Maricopa. The airport’s 4,000-foot paved runway will be extended to 4,500 feet in time for the fly-in. A 100LL self-service fuel system was recently installed, along with additional pavement for aircraft parking.

Camping and Lodging

Ample camping space will be available and, for the first time in a number of years, camping will be allowed under airplane wings. There are also several hotels and casinos in the area. Copperstate representatives are working with several rental car agencies to make cars available for those who fly in.

Updated information about the airport will not be available in published aviation sectionals and databases until November. On current sectionals and FAA databases, the airport is shown as Grande Valley, and as having a dirt runway. People planning to attend Copperstate should check the Copperstate website, www.copperstate.org, or call 520/400-8887.

On The Flight Line ---

Biplane Bash in Bartlesville, Oklahoma

One hundred fifteen biplanes were among the near-record 405 aircraft on hand for the 16th National biplane Expo in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, May 31-June 1. Several unique, rare and accomplished models were on display, including Robert Ragozzino's 1943 Boeing Stearman in which he flew around the world in 2000, as was the magnificent recreation of the Laird Super Solution, winner of the 1931 Bendix King race from California to Cleveland, Ohio. It is the only world's only flying example (EAA has a Super Solution on display at AirVenture Museum). Also on hand was a full-scale replica of the Wright brothers' 1902 flying machine, the final evolution before the 1903 Flyer. Grand Champion-Open Cockpit Biplane was a 1928 Travel Air 4000, N-6116 owned by Les Grotpeter, Creve Couer, Missouri. Cabin biplane Grand Champion was Al and Jeff Womack's (Jackson, Louisiana) 1941 Waco SRE, N-58785. In the experimental category, honors went to Mike Foote, Olathe, Kansas, and his 2001 Hatz.
Hartzell Announces New Prop Manufacturing Technology
Improved accuracy of manufacturing that reduces blade-to-blade weight and aerodynamic variability are the main benefits of a new manufacturing process announced by Hartzell this week. The $3 million technology investment will result in smoother running propellers and dramatic reductions in set-up and changeover times. Machining propeller blade shanks is now controlled to one ten thousandth of an inch, or 2.5 microns.
Recent propeller designs have been made for Cirrus, Lancair, AdamAircraft, and Bruce Bohannon's Flyin' Tiger. Hartzell Co-President Joe Brown said the blueprinted propeller will cover the entire product line and come at n additional cost to the customer.
OASIS to Help General Aviation at Flight Service Stations
The FAA has announced plans t o install the Operational and Supportability Implementation System (OASIS) to modernize 61 automated flight service stations in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. The new equipment, which provides in-flight planning and up-to-date weather information for general aviation pilots, will increase efficiency and capacity. The system consists of commercial hardware and software to combine weather, flight plan and aeronautical database information within a single system. Going forward, Flight Service Specialists will be able to perform their jobs more efficiently by combining all the information they need on a single system. FAA plans to implement the system at 12 flight service stations by December 2003.
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question For EAA Government and Industry Relations:
Our EAA chapter is often asked to do flyover/flybys at fair openings and parades. I know we have to keep 1000 feet over congested areas, but will the new 3000-foot restriction over "major sporting events" apply to County Fairs and parades? These flights are popular with both pilots and event attendees but we certainly do not want to put anyone's certificate in jeopardy.
Answer: I assume you're referring to this NOTAM:


FAR 91.119 says 1,000 feet over "any" open air assembly of persons.

The above NOTAM says 3,000 feet over any other "major" open assembly of persons.

One could argue that "major" could be defined as equal in size to the assembly of persons at a major or college sporting event. On the other hand the FAA could argue, it all depends on the situation as to what defines a "major" assembly of persons. So, we have a catch 22 situation.

EAA's recommendation would be, if invited by the event sponsor to overfly the event, then also have the event sponsor send a letter to the closest FAA airport control tower requesting permission for you (specify your aircraft type and N number, and time of the flyover) to do the flyover. A copy of the letter should also go to the local FSDO office as a cc: (because they'll get the compliant calls should they come in). The letter should also say that permission is sought because FAA NOTAM 158/01 requires ATC authorization.

If that does not happen, EAA recommends you stay away and not accept the invitation.

How can we help you?
To ask a question regarding government issues, email govt@eaa.org. If you have a question about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, email infoserv@eaa.org.

We are pleased to provide this info to EAA members as a membership benefit. To ensure that this service continues, renew your membership or join EAA today by calling 800-843-3612 or 920-426-5912.

EAA SportAir Workshops

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

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