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July 16-19
McCALL, ID - McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars, 208-634-1344 

July 18-20
KEOKUK, IA - ILPA-IBDA sponsored L-Birds Fly-In, 319-524-6378 

July 19-20
LAKE TENKILLER, OK - Lake Tenkiller Airpark sponsored Fly-In & Camp Out, (44M), 918-457-4183 

July 19-21
SPOKANE, WA - Fourth Annual Northwest Bi-plane & Antique Air Derby, 800-935-5151

July 20
OROVILLE, CA - Chapter 1112 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 530-873-2887

COOPERSTOWN, NY - Chapter 1070 Old Aeroplane Fly-In (K23), 607-547-2526 

CLEARFIELD, PA - Chapter 748 Fly-In Breakfast, (FIG), 814-236-2020 

COLUMBUS, IN - Chapter 729 Young Eagle Rally, 812-376-3820

COOPERSTOWN, NY - Chapter 1070 Old Airplane Fly-In, (K23), 607-547-2526 

HENNING, MN - Chapter 1065 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 218-583-2270 

WASHINGTON ISLAND, WI - Washington Island Lions Club sponsored Annual Fly-In White Fish Boil, 920-847-2770

MONTE VISTA, CO - San Luis Valley Regional Airport sponsored Air Show/Fly-In, 719-852-9860 

COOK, MN - Cook Area Friends of Aviation and Cook Airport Commission sponsored Second Annual Cook Airport Days Fly-In, 218-666-2200 

July 20-21
PORT TOWNSEND, WA - Chapter 1026 Fly-In at Jefferson Co. Airport

July 20-22
WAUPACA, WI - Cessna Owners Organization sponsored Annual Gathering, (PCZ), 888-692-3776 ext 116

July 21
MARSHFIELD, WI - Chapter 992 Fly-In Pancake Breakfast, 715-384-8700

OSHKOSH, WI - AMA R/C Model All Scale Fly-In, 920-231-6153

BURLINGTON, WI - Tenth Annual Group Ercoupe Flight Into AirVenture, 715-842-7814 

RIVERSIDE,PA - Chapter 769 Riverside/Danville Airport (8N8) Fly-In

TOMAHAWK, WI - Friends of the Tomahawk Regional Airport sponsored Tomahawk Air Show, 715-453-3482 

CLYDE, OH - Chapter 1272 Fly-In/Drive-In, (S24), 419-547-0131

July 22-26
McCALL, ID - McCall Mountain Canyon Flying Seminars, 208-634-1344

Young Eagles Rallies

July 16
SWT - Seward, NE Chapter 569 - Tom Winter 402-488-9238 (Rain Date - July 18)

July 20
San Carlos Airport - San Carlos, CA Chapter 20 - Tim Foley 650-349-5020 

San Carlos Airport - San Carlos, CA Chapter 20 - Tim Foley 650-349-5020 

Dawson-Terrell Co Airport - Albany, GA Chapter 354 - Matthew Masters 229-420-4448 

Marlboro Airport - Marlboro, MA Chapter 673 - John Weigel 508-655-2138 (Rain Date - July 27) 

Ohio State Univ. Airport - Gahanna, OH Chapter 9 - Keith Edwards 614-471-1970 

Skypark Airport - Woodscross, UT Chapter 23 - Michael Guarino 801-571-8498 

Shannon Airport - Fredericksburg, VA Chapter 1099 - Bob O'Nell 540-775-0119 

July 21
Aurora Municipal Airport - Aurora, IL Chapter 579 - Alan Shackleton 630-466-4193 

Galt Airport - Greenwood, IL Chapter 932 - Larry Schubert 815-338-0677 

Marshfield Municipal - Marshfield, WI Chapter 992 - Jack Bremer 715-486-2414 

July 23
LNK - Lincoln, NE Chapter 569 - Tom Winter 402-488-9238 (Rain Date - July 25)

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The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

July 12, 2002   Volume 2, Number 4

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.

Only 11 Days To Go!
--- Latest AirVenture News ---

Fossett’s Capsule Coming To AirVenture
Steve Fossett’s capsule, which carried him around the world and into the history books during his recent solo, nonstop circumnavigation in a hot-air balloon, will be on display throughout EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2002, at AirVenture Museum. This will be the only opportunity for the public to see the capsule up close, as after the convention it will be spirited away to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., where it will assume its rightful place between the Bell X-1 and the Spirit of St. Louis. While his capsule heads back to this side of the world, Fossett remains in New Zealand for another record-breaking aviation attempt scheduled for later this month.
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Wild Blue Wonders National Championships 
Seven teams of middle school students will gather at AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 for the third annual Wild Blue Wonders National Championships, competing in five contests of skill including navigation, flight simulation, aviation history, and balsa wood aircraft flying.
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B-2 Stealth Bomber Fly-By Announced for AirVenture Sunday 
The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, the United States Air Force’s premier weapon system, will perform a fly-by over AirVenture Oshkosh 2002 on Sunday, July 28, between 9-11 a.m. The aircraft will come from Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, home of the 509th Bomb Wing.
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Boomerang Returning to Oshkosh 
Aircraft designer Burt Rutan has come up with some innovative and interesting designs over the years, none more so perhaps than what he will fly to AirVenture Oshkosh this year. He’s scheduled to arrive on Thursday evening, July 25, in his "Boomerang," an airplane that caused quite a stir when it first appeared here in 1997.
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Pair of T-6As to Share Active Duty on AeroShell Square 
Two T-6A Texan II Air Force trainers will share duties at AirVenture’s showcase AeroShell Square this year. The aircraft will come from Randolph AFB (559 FTS), one for the first three days of AirVenture and another for the final four.
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Ultimate EAA: 50 Years of Fly-In Conventions
Learn about the rise of aviation’s greatest gathering, the Experimental Aviation Association’s annual convention and fly-in, with a special video compiled for the 50th EAA convention, Ultimate EAA: 50 Years of Fly-In Conventions.
This hour-long video covers the entire history of EAA conventions: daily air shows, Theater in the Woods, camping, award-winning aircraft, celebrity guests, forums, workshops, and fly-markets. From Wittman to Rutan, the Jenny to the F-117 Stealth Fighter, and the Ford Tri-Motor to the Concorde, this video covers it all.
You’ll see video snapshots from five decades of aviation excitement, PLUS newly recorded memories with Paul and Tom Poberezny and others who were there from the very beginning.
Ultimate EAA will be available at several locations during AirVentuire Oshkosh, or order (VHS - F36692 and PAL - F36693) for $19.95 (excluding shipping and handling—Wisconsin residents add 5 percent sales tax) by calling 800/843-3612. (Outside the United States and Canada, 920/426-4800.) Or visit EAA Aeronautica on the web at http://shop.eaa.org.

EAA Foundation Sweepstakes Aircraft Update 
EAA volunteers and staff have been working extremely hard to complete the 2002 EAA Sweepstakes Plane, a refurbished-to-better-than-new Piper PA28-14 Cherokee, in time for AirVenture Oshkosh. Despite the tremendous effort, the aircraft will not be finished in time for the convention. Fortunately, George Bamman and Lu Ferron, winners of the meticulously restored PA28-14 Comanche from last year’s sweepstakes, have agreed to put their airplane on display at the Sweepstakes building.
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News You Can Use ---

FAA Letter Formally Warns Airmen To Plan Appropriately And Avoid TFRs
The FAA, in an effort to eliminate any further airspace incursions into restricted airspace, has posted a Letter to Airman addressed to all pilots instructing them to obey all temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) and that it is the pilot’s responsibility to know where the TFRs are (see related story below). The letter reads, “The importance of obtaining TFR/NOTAM information prior to flight cannot be reinforced enough.” FAA also clearly states the potential consequences of restricted airspace violations: Interception by military aircraft and possible FAA legal enforcement action. To assist airmen in obtaining the required TFR information, FAA provides several sources for textual and graphical NOTAMs, including the EAA FlightPlanner service found on the EAA web site, which pioneered the development of automated graphical NOTAMS and TFRs within seven days of the September 11 attack.

Differences in Government Charting Formats Can Lead to Incorrect Identification of TFR Locations
Pilots should navigate well clear of restricted airspace whenever possible
EAA is in continual discussion with FAA and other government agencies concerning restricted airspace and the release of timely and readily understandable NOTAM information. In the course of these discussions it has become apparent that several differing standards for the identification of Latitude and Longitude are being used within the FAA and throughout the federal government as the basis for identifying the Lat/Long locations for TFRs and other airspace restrictions. Depending on which baseline is used to identify the location of a TFR, when plotted on an aeronautical chart or identified by GPS or Loran in flight, the restricted airspace can in fact be offset by anywhere from one half mile to two miles.
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New EAA AirVenture Museum Gallery Demonstrates F-22 Raptor Technology with Interactive Displays 
A half-scale replica F-22 “Raptor” and 15 surrounding exhibits provide an interactive explanation of ultra-modern technology in the EAA AirVenture Museum Raptor Gallery, which officially opens July 26, at 10 a.m. during EAA AirVenture.
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EAA’s 800,000th Young Eagle, Pilot  
Jason Fore, 15, who was designated EAA Young Eagle No. 800,000 as a result of his June 8 flight, became enamored with aviation after the milestone, according to his father, Ballard Fore.

“It was Jason’s first trip in an airplane and it really piqued his interest,” said Fore, a resident of—appropriately—Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. “He’s even started talking about being a fighter pilot. Some of the pilots advised him to fly tankers because they can make more money when they get out” 
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On The Flight Line ---

Adam Aircraft A500 Prototype Makes First Flight
After fours years in the making, the CarbonAero designed A500, built by Denver-based Adam Aircraft Industries, successfully completed its inaugural flight on July 11. EAA AirVenture 2002 attendees will have the opportunity to see this twin-engine centerline thrust aircraft when it makes its public debut at the convention.

During the test, the six-place aircraft, which has the capability of reaching a 250-knot maximum speed, soared over Centennial Airport in Englewood, Colorado, at an altitude of 12,500 asl. Chief Test Pilot Glenn Maben and Flight Test DER Bruce Barrett began the test at 12:40 MDT and finished just over 40 minutes later. Upon a flawless landing, excited Adam Aircraft staff, including CEO Rick Adam and President John Knudsen, received a welcomed thumbs up from Maben.

Now that the first test is complete, the company will continue steps to reach its goals of creating an aircraft that combine value, groundbreaking technology, comfort, and safety. "Our team has worked very hard over the past 4 years to develop the A500 and get to this point, said Adam. "Now it is time to test the aircraft, attain certification on schedule, and then get the aircraft on the market." FAA certification is targeted for early 2003.

Kelly Aerospace Brings Business Units Under One Name 

Aero Electric, Aerospace Engineering Group, Consolidated Fuel Systems, and Electrosystems have been reorganized under the Kelly Aerospace corporate umbrella. The "new" Kelly Aerospace consists of Aerospace Engineering Group in Valley Center (Wichita), Kansas; Turbine Rotables, Wichita; and Power Systems, Montgomery and Fort Deposit, Alabama. Kelly Aerospace manufactures and overhauls electrical components, fuel system components, turbocharging system components cabin heaters and turbine aircraft components which are installed by OEMs.
Q & A: Question of the Week

For EAA Aviation Information Services:
I am almost ready to call for my inspection, but I have a question concerning the experimental sticker. The advisory seems to read that they have to be on the outside of the plane very near the door, while looking at some of the pictures of other completed and flying homebuilts, I've noticed some of the planes do not have them, I do have the homebuilt warning plaques on the inside, so my question is do I or don't I have to put these experimental labels on the outside?
Answer: The requirement for the "experimental" placard near the entrance of the aircraft is called out in 14 CFR 45.23(b), which states:

"(b) When marks that include only the Roman capital letter "N" and the registration number are displayed on limited or restricted category aircraft or experimental or provisionally certificated aircraft, the operator shall also display on that aircraft near each entrance to the cabin or cockpit, in letters not less than 2 inches nor more than 6 inches in height, the words "limited," "restricted," "experimental," or "provisional airworthiness," as the case may be."

Notice two things about this regulation:

First, it says "on the aircraft". It does not say on the OUTSIDE of the aircraft. (More on this later.)

Second, it mentions that this placard is needed "(w)hen marks that include only the Roman capital letter "N" and the registration number are displayed..." This somewhat cryptic sentence refers to the option provided in 14 CFR 45.22(b)(1)(ii), which states in part:

"(1) It displays in accordance with § 45.21(c) marks at least 2 inches high on each side of the fuselage or vertical tail surface consisting of the Roman capital letter "N" followed by: 

(i) The U.S. registration number of the aircraft; or 

(ii) The symbol appropriate to the airworthiness certificate of the aircraft ("C", standard; "R", restricted; "L", limited; or "X", experimental) followed by the U.S. registration number of the aircraft..."

45.22(b)(1)(ii) allows an aircraft which holds an experimental airworthiness certificate to display the registration number as "NX12345" if desired. When the "NX" designation is displayed, the "experimental" placard near the entrance is not required. Here's the guidance provided in FAA Order 8130.2D, paragraph 17 (on page 8):

"d. In addition, § 45.23(b) provides that when the appropriate symbol is used with the nationality and registration marks in accordance with § 45.22(b)(1)(ii), the words "limited," "restricted," or "experimental" are not required to be displayed on the aircraft."

Now, back to the placement of the "experimental" placard. As mentioned, the regulation does not specifically state that the placard must be on the outside of the aircraft. The real issue is to place the placard (if required) in a location that can be viewed by passengers as they board the aircraft. Many times, the configuration of the door or canopy lends itself to placing this placard on an interior surface that is readily viewable from outside the aircraft when the door or canopy is open for boarding. Most inspectors will accept this type of placement, but if you're planning on using the placard (rather than using "NX" in the registration number) I would suggest discussing the placard location with the inspector who will be conducting the final inspection on your aircraft. This way, you won't get an unpleasant surprise during the inspection.

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