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B-17 Fall 'Freedom Tour' Starts Next Weekend

By this time next week the fall tour of EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast will be under way at Felts Field Airport (SFF), Spokane, Washington. Don't miss your chance to fly an actual mission in one of the most important and storied aircraft in U.S. military history. You can register for a flight at Spokane (August 23-27), Seattle (August 29-September 2) or any of the other 19 tour stops. For the complete tour schedule, visit the B-17 website.


August 22-23
MEXICO, MO - Zenith Aircraft Factory sponsored metal workshop

August 23-25
MATTOON, IL - Sixth Annual MTO Luscombe Fly-In, 217-234-8720

August 23-26
SUSSEX, NJ - Sussex Airshow, 973-875-7337 

August 24
MEXICO, MO - Zenith Aircraft Factory sponsored Eleventh Annual Zenith Aircraft Company Open Hangar Day

DUMMERSTON, VT - Chapter 61 & So. Vermont Flyers Fly-In Breakfast at Moore’s Field, 802-365-4430 

JANESVILLE, WI - Chapter 60 Fly-In/Pig Roast, Beloit Airport (44C), 608-365-1925

CRESTED BUTTE, CO - Friends of the Crested Butte Airport & Chapter 881 sponsored Fly-In and Mountain Flying Seminars, 800-663-5374

DURAND, WI - Chapter 919 Fly-In at Chippewa Valley Airport, 507-452-6235

HARRISBURG, PA - Capital City Airport sponsored Wings 2002 Open House, (CXY)

August 24-25
EAST LIVERMORE, ME - 16th Annual Bowman Field Fly-In, (B10)

EAU CLAIRE, WI - Chapter 509 Upward Air Show, Chippewa Valley Regional Airport

August 25
WILLITS, CA - Chapter 1027 Willits Airport Day, (O28), 707-459-1380 

EBENSBURG, PA - Chapter 1305 Corn Boil Fly-In 814-344-8185 

ROCHELLE, IL - Bresson Flying Service, Inc. sponsored Sweet Corn/Hot Dog/Pork Chop Roast, 815-562-4617 

CUMBERLAND, MD - Chapter 426 Annual Fly-In, 814-356-3773

August 30-31
FRESNO, CA - Chapter 376 Eighteenth Annual End-O-Summer Fly-In, (Q60), 559-435-6389 

MC PHERSON, KS - Chamber of Commerce sponsored Annual Barbecue Fly-In “When Pigs Fly,” 620-241-3303

Aug. 30-Sept. 1
STANLEY (CCW4) NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA - Chapter 305 32nd Annual Labour Day Fly-In

Aug. 30-Sept. 2
WELLSVILLE, PA - Footlight Ranch sponsored “Last Chance” Fly-In, 717-432-4441

August 31
ZANESVILLE, OH - Chapter 425 Fly-In Breakfast, Riverside Airport 740-454-0003 

MARION, IN - Twelfth Annual Fly- In/Cruise-In, (MZZ)

SALEM, IN - Washington County Pilots Assoc. sponsored Aviation Awareness Day/Pancake Breakfast, 812-883-5858

CHURCHVILLE, MD - OW3 - Chapter 1341 Spaghetti Fly-In, 410-676-5869

Aug. 31-Sept. 2
ELY, NV - White Pine Ultralights & White Pine Composite Squadron sponsored CAP Fly-In, 775-289-3223

Young Eagles Rallies
August 23
Iowa City Airport (IOW) - Iowa City, IA Chapter 33 - Todd Millard 319-393-2284 

Owens Field Airport - Columbia, SC Chapter 242 - Ron Shelton 803-898-4944 

August 24
Nervino Airport - Beckwourth, CA Chapter 794 - Brad Sharp 530-259-2237 

Hawthorne Municipal - Hawthorne, CA Chapter 96 - Glenn Parkison 310-374-4812 

Ramona Airport - Ramona, CA Chapter 286 - John Alling 460-749-5201 

Waterloo Municipal Airport - Waterloo, IA Chapter 227 - Anna Marie Campbell 319-234-2294 - Rain Date - August 25

Bowman Field - E Livermore, ME Chapter 1334 - Rebecca Pepper 207-897-5448 

Oakland County Intl Airport - Troy, MI Chapter 1413 - Mike Oleszkowicz 248-358-7107 - Rain Date - August 25

Clovis Municipal Airport - Clovis, NM Chapter 969 - John Carlson 505-389-1224 

Fairfield Co Airport - Lancaster, OH Chapter 443 - Albert Moyer 740-969-2252 

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

Ogden Hinckley Airport - Ogden, UT Chapter 58 - Allen Rydman 801-393-6751 - Rain Date - August 31

Cumberland Municipal (UBE) - Cumberland, WI Chapter 631 - Richard A Nelson 715-234-8769 

Chippewa Valley Airport - Durand, WI Chapter 919 - Allen Berg 507-452-6235 - Rain Date - August 25

August 25
Jankowski Private Airport (65IL) Far Field - Marengo, IL Chapter 790 - Tom Solar 847-468-9432 

Ebensburg Airport - Ebensburg, PA Chapter 1305 - Francis Strittmaster 814-344-8185 

Door County Cherryland Airport - Sturgeon Bay, WI Chapter 630 - Paul Spanbauer 920-743-6082 

August 26
Aurora Municipal Airport - Aurora, IL Chapter 579 - Alan Shackleton 630-460-4193 

August 30
Riverside Airport - Zanesville, OH Chapter 425 - Ron MacLean 740-452-8949 

August 31
Isbell Field - Fort Payne, AL Chapter 890 - Wilma Playford 256-845-2824 - Rain Date - September 14

Porterville Municipal Airport - Porterville, CA Chapter 262 - Mike Archer 559-539-2755 

Bowman Field - Louisville, KY Chapter 110 - Jim Nolen 502-327-0778 - Rain Date - September 7

Pick your own desktop wallpaper for August

Choose from three AirVenture images for your August desktop calendar from the recently concluded AirVenture Oshkosh 2002: Convention grounds aerial, Liberty Parachute Team with a Red Baron Stearman, or the Air Atlanta Icelandic 747. To see them all, visit the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

August 16, 2002   Volume 2, Number 16

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.

Visit www.airventure.org for a complete review of AirVenture Oshkosh 2002.

News You Can Use ---

New EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan Garnering Praise
Early indications are that members are embracing the new EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan that was announced on opening day, July 22, at EAA’s 50th AirVenture convention. EAA members are asking for and getting coverages at competitive prices with more options and flexibility, along with outstanding service through the Falcon Insurance Agency, the plan’s administrator. To obtain an insurance quote for your aircraft, or get more information on the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan, call 866-647-4EAA (4322).

“In my conversations with EAA members and Falcon Insurance, the plan is being very well received, and that’s what we worked for when we designed the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny. “We are operating on the premise that if your aircraft is insurable, the EAA Aircraft Insurance Plan will be very competitive, and our members are finding that to be the case.”

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Aviation’s Golden Age Takes Center Stage Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Pioneer Airport
If you’ve ever wanted to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of aviation’s Golden Age, then you need to visit EAA’s Pioneer Airport on the weekend of August 31-September 1 when the Experimental Aircraft Association presents the second annual Good Ol’ Days of Aviation celebration of flight’s early days. (Day admission to events is included with regular museum admission.) Step off the AirVenture Museum tram at Pioneer and take a step back in time as EAA staff and volunteers, replete in period costume, appearing among the meticulous vintage aircraft operating from the authentic Pioneer grass airstrip. Activities scheduled include flight and ground demonstrations of EAA’s fleet of historic airplanes; visiting vintage aircraft; guided tours of Pioneer Airport; free Young Eagles rides for children ages 8-17; hands-on educational activities for kids; and a “Parade of Flight” scheduled for 2:00 p.m. each day.
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Flag Ceremony to Honor State 9/11 Victim at
Oshkosh Flight Across America Event

EAA’s Flight Across America “regional hub event” on August 31 will include a solemn ceremony honoring a state victim of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
The ceremony, scheduled for 1 p.m., will honor Lt. Col. Dennis M. Johnson, Port Edwards, Wisconsin, who was killed when a high jacked airliner plunged into the Pentagon. A Wisconsin state flag will be presented by Congressman Thomas Petri (R-WI) to designated flag-bearers EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner and his wife Noel Marshall. They will bring the flag to New York City for presentation to city officials on September 8 following the formation flight down the Hudson River of some 50+ general aviation airplanes. Warner and Marshall will also bring the flag to the Pennsylvania and Pentagon crash sites.
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EAA Welcomes AOPA Support for Driver License Medical
EAA Continues Press for Implementation of the Sport Pilot and Light Sport Aircraft Proposal
EAA acknowledges AOPA and Sporty’s Pilot Shop for their support to reduce the barriers to entry to recreational flight that started with the recreational pilot certificate proposal in 1985, and EAA's December 1993 petition to allow pilots operating under the privileges of a recreational pilot certificate to use a valid drivers license as the basis for their medical certification. Recently, AOPA filed a petition with the FAA to allow pilots operating under the privileges of a recreational pilot certificate to use their valid, state-issued drivers license as their medical certificate, similar to the proposal for the new sport pilot certificate and EAA’s 1993 petition.
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EAA, USAF Centennial of Flight Meet in Oshkosh
A representative of the United States Air Force Centennial of Flight Office, Washington, D.C., met with EAA President Tom Poberezny on August 14 to discuss cooperative efforts between the two organizations during next year’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk celebration of the Wright brothers’ first flight. The USAF Centennial of Flight Office is looking to play an even more significant role in the various activities leading up to the centennial celebration on December 17, 2003, including EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003 and EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk national touring exhibit. The USAF was a significant exhibitor at the recently concluded AirVenture Oshkosh 2002. For more on the USAF Centennial of Flight, visit the website.

EAA’s Spirit Of St. Louis Replica To Re-Create Lindbergh’s 1927 Wisconsin Flights
The EAA AirVenture Museum will honor the historic national tour of Charles Lindbergh 75 years ago on August 22, as EAA’s Spirit of St. Louis replica re-creates the Wisconsin leg of that journey with flights that include five Wisconsin cities. The re-creation commemorates the Wisconsin portion of Lindbergh’s enormously successful 1927 national tour, where the famed pilot used the celebrity gained from his trans-Atlantic crossing to promote aviation throughout the nation. On Aug. 22, 1927, Lindbergh left Milwaukee and flew over Waukesha, Fond du Lac and Oshkosh, dropping messages to the waiting crowds at each of those cities. He then landed at Madison to complete the Wisconsin leg of the tour before flying to other areas throughout the Midwest.
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EAA brings sport pilot discussion to aviation events 
EAA’s sport pilot/light-sport aircraft spokesman Ron Wagner will make the rounds in the next several weeks to discuss the new proposed rule and answer questions. He’s scheduled to attend the following events:
 - August 16-18, World Powered Parachute Championships, Greenville, Illinois
 - August 23-25, Mohawk Valley Ultralight Fly-In, Plateau Sky Ranch, Edinburgh, New York
 - August 31, Luncheon at Dart Airport and Museum, Mayville, New York
 - September 6-8, the Midwest EAA Regional Fly In (MERFI), Marion, Ohio
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Ford Tri-Motor Heads for Indiana Labor Day Weekend
EAA’s vintage 1929 Ford Ti-Motor will be on location Labor Day weekend, August 30-September 1, making a special appearance at the annual Auburn Car Show and Auction at the De Kalb County Airport (07C), Auburn, Indiana. The airplane, NC8407, is the flagship of EAA’s Pioneer Airport and is the only remaining Ford Tri-Motor still regularly flying passengers. Commonly referred to as The Tin Goose, airplane rides are available for $40 per person beginning Friday, August 30, at noon, and on Saturday and Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. This is a great chance to experience a unique and historically significant classic airplane. (Learn more about the airplane.)
Time to Start Forming Wild Blue Wonders Teams
The wonder of flight and its inherent power to inspire make it a terrific teaching tool, and the EAA Aviation Foundation, with sponsorship from Ford Motor Company, has a proven program in place for middle school students: Wild Blue Wonders. Groups of kids in grades 6-8—called Flight Crews--use aviation as the platform to learn about science, math, and technology, and have a lot of fun in the process.
Wild Blue Wonders takes place over the course of a school year. The Crews meet regularly to work on the program’s five components: Flight Plan, Runway, Logbook, Check ride, and Free Flight. Activities are defined in a comprehensive Operations Manual and other materials included in the Wild Blue Wonders Flight Kit, available through the EAA website. Aviation museums around the country, EAA Chapters and Ford also help support the adult advisors or team leaders.
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Copperstate Fly-in Getting Ready For First Year
at Permanent Home

After 30 years and six locations, the Copperstate Regional EAA Fly-In begins a new tradition October 10-13, when it opens its 2002 event 25 miles south of Phoenix at the new Phoenix Regional Airport (PRA). “During our 30 years as an aviation event, Copperstate has been moved from location to location as we’ve outgrown our host airports,” said Bob Hasson, Copperstate Fly-In Chairman. “It’s critical for our continued success and future growth to have a permanent home, and PRA is the perfect location for our new Copperstate campus. Because we have a great working relationship with the airport developer, we’re confident that the airport will meet our needs now and in the future. It’s a great centralized location, and there’s plenty of room for us to grow there.”
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On The Flight Line ---

2002 Leading Edge Air Foils and Resource Guide/Parts Catalogue Available
The new Leading Edge Air Foils Resource Guide and Parts Catalogue for 2002 is now available. The guide has everything you need for Rotax engines and parts, while the Parts Catalogue has a large inventory of ultralight, light, and experimental aircraft parts. Also included are shop, hangar and pilot supplies. To receive your free copy, call 800-5323462, or e-mail info@leadingedgeairfoils.com
Push-Pull Guns Launched by Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric's new CobraMAX and Python are two new push-pull wire-feeding guns. The CobraMax is a gooseneck torch with an ergonomic design, rated 150 amps at 100 percent duty making it ideal for low-end applications while the Python is an advanced gooseneck torch for new and experienced operators, rated 200 amps at 100 percent duty cycle whose replaceable gooseneck can be interchanged with the full water-cooled barrel and gas cup combination to achieve a rating of 400 amps. For more information on these new products, request brochure E12.12 (CobraMAX) and E12.13 (Python) via telephone, 888-355-3213, or on the web at www.lincolnelectric.com.
X-Air Unveils XCOM 760 VHF Transceiver
In the company’s first visit to AirVenture this year, X-Air Australia displayed the XCOM 760 VHF transceiver. Designed from the ground up, the XCOM ($700 U.S.) performs under the demanding and noisy conditions experienced in many amateur-built aircraft. With low power consumption, the radio is well suited for use in gliders, homebuilts, and ultralights. A full 5-watt carrier and 20-watt PEP output ensure that you will be heard above the general chatter in busy airspace. With an expanded range of up to 163 MHz, the XCOM 760 provides NOAA weather reception and has an optional MARS capability. The XCOM 760 has 99 memory channels, large volume and channel selector knobs, and well-spaced buttons. Software update capability and Internet downloads mean pilots are always provided with the latest features. Full specs and more information are available at www.xcom760.com.
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question For EAA Aviation Information Services:
I flew my RV-6 down from Canada for AirVenture and followed the foreign visitors border crossing procedures listed in your AirVenture web site: http://www.airventure.org/2002/flying/index.html. My transponder was removed for maintenance, so I applied for and received a FAA/TSA waiver for crossing the border in both directions. The process you described on your web site for obtaining the waiver worked exactly as advertised, a very simple and quick process. Now, I must assume that those procedures were set up just for AirVenture and that we can go back to the no transponder and no radio border crossing procedures described in your FAR 91. Am I right in this assumption?
Thanks for the question and we hope you enjoyed our 50th birthday party. Now for the bad news: your assumption is wrong. The border crossing requirements were not put into place just for AirVenture, as they were implemented by the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) NOTAM 2/5131 as part of the post-9/11 security improvements and are still in effect. The mandatory requirement in the NOTAM for having an operational transponder and two-way radio to cross borders supercedes the U.S. Air Traffic Controllers authority to issue individual waivers per FAR 91. So, until TSA changes the NOTAM you'll have to apply for a TSA flight waiver when flying either way across the border - if you can't meet any of the NOTAM requirements. As a side note, this TSA waiver requirement also applies to U.S. pilots wanting to fly north to your great country. Further information is contained on EAA's NOTAM page. If you have any follow-up questions contact EAA Information Services at 920-426-4821 or e-mail us at infoserve@eaa.org.
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


SEPT 14-15, 2002, DENVER, CO
Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Introduction to Aircraft Building, Electrical Systems and Avionics and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?

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