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Chapter 1121 Holding ‘Pancakes ’n Spam’ Breakfast
A “Pancakes ’n Spam" breakfast will take place this Saturday, September 21, at Brookside Airport in McCordsville, Indiana (I21), sponsored by EAA Chapter 1121. Proceeds of the event will go toward a possible permanent site for a club house.

Organizer Leroy Wheeler says that several projects should be on hand, as well as one of only six Waco Taperwings still flying. Brookside airport is just 3 miles north of Mt. Comfort Airport. For more information, e-mail Leroy at FlyBoy3847@aol.com


September 25
Newnan, GA 27th Annual International Cessna 120/140 Assoc Convention, dorchen@msn.com  

September 26-27 
Mexico, MO Zenith Aircraft Factory sponsored metal workshop, www.zenithair.com  

September 26-29
Sault Ste Marie, ON Duke Flyers Assoc 2002 Fly-In, 705-759-7054 ron.comeault@rbc.com  

September 27-29
Falls of Rough, KY Central States Fall CSA Canard Fly-In, 271-651-3732 schamber@glasgow-ky.com

September 28 
Waynesboro, VA Chapter 511 Fly-In/Pig Roast, 540-896-3995 namwob@planetcomm.net 

Oshkosh, WI, - EAA AirVenture Museum, Reeve Lindbergh, 10:30 a.m. 920/426-4800  http://museum.eaa.org/ 

Hanover, IN Wood Fabric and Tailwheels Fly-In

Farmville, NC Chapter 960 13th Annual Aviation Day Fly-In, 252-753-7266 www.eaa960.org  

Hancock, MI Chapter 1270 Color Tour Fly-In/Pasty Feed, 906-483-8226 srminer@mtu.edu  

Mt Vernon, IL Chapter 1155 6th Annual Egypt Fly-In/Veterans Reunion, 618-244-3303 www.eaa1155.org  

September 28-29 
St Louis, MO The Great War Fly-In and Concourse 2002, 314-638-1550 www.aerodrome.org  

London, KY Annual Kolb Fly-In, Chestnut Knolls Aviation Airpark, 606-862-9692 http://tnkolbaircraft.com  

Alliance, OH American Military History Event, 330-823-1168 fbarber@alliancelink.com  

September 29
Elkader, IA Chapter 368 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In

Cumberland, MD Chapter 426 Fly-In Breakfast, 814-356-3773 dolly@bedford.net 

Grove City, PA Chapter 161 Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Car Cruise, rgsfoam@msn.com  

Ghent, NY Chapter 146 Pancake Breakfast, 518-758-6355

Young Eagles Rallies

September 26
Steve Kurtz Field - Aitkin, MN Chapter 965 - Jim Hakes 218-546-5434 - Rain Date of 9/28 

September 27
Thompson Airport - Edgewood, TX Chapter 1078 - George Toombs 903-896-7721 

September 28
Compton-Woodley Airport - Compton, CA Chapter 96 - Glenn Parkison 310-374-4812 

Deland Airport - Deland, CA Chapter 427 - Mark Mangione 530-345-4003 

Nevada Co Airport - Grass Valley, CA Chapter 1175 - William Sommers 530-265-7925 

Hayward Airport - Hayward, CA Chapter 29 - Cheryl Andrade 510-581-8869 

Sonoma County Airport - Santa Rosa, CA Chapter 124 - Kevin Quirk 707-539-8589 - Rain Date of 10/5

St. Lucie Co Intl Airport - Vero Beach, FL Chapter 908 - Tom Shedd 772-564-0201 

Berry Hill Airport - Stockbridge, GA Chapter 468 - Will Warren 770-926-6007 

Ankeny Regional Airport - Ankeny, IA Chapter 135 - Alan Core 515-961-4524 

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

Kokomo Municipal - Kokomo, IN Chapter 235 - William Grider 765-455--1971 

Acadiana Regional - New Iberia, LA Chapter 30 - Roland Denison 337-365-3047 

Houghton County Memorial Airport - Hancock, MI Chapter 1270 - Edward Longnecker 906-482-4024 

Creve Coeur - Maryland Heights, MO Chapter 32 - George Stephenson 314-521-3073 

Mountain View Airport - Mountain View, MO Chapter 1218 - Tom White 417-469-4212 

Flanagan Airport - Farmville, NC Chapter 960 - Joseph (Monty) Clark Jr 252-758-1538 

Columbus County Airport - Whiteville, NC Chapter 1114 - Jim & Sandy Dukeman 919-362-9252 

Smith Reynolds Airport - Winston Salem, NC Chapter 1083 - Lewis Brown 336-752-2574 

Mather Airport - Sandusky, OH Chapter 50 - Ben Gleason 440-967-6284 

Riverside Airport - Zanesville, OH Chapter 425 - Ron MacLean 740-452-8949 - Rain Date of 9/29

Independence Airport - Independence, OR Chapter 292  Jerry Medlock 503-838-2902 

York Airport - Thomasville, PA Chapter 1041 - Dick Golden 717-642-5656 

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

Killeen Municipal Airport - Killeen, TX Chapter 542 - James Livingston 254-699-4509 - Rain Date of 10/5

Mineral Wells Airport - Mineral Wells, TX Chapter 1318 - Ronald Pyles 817-512-4731 

September 29
Aurora Municipal Airport - Aurora, IL Chapter 579 - Alan Shackleton 630-460-4193 

Westchester Co Airport - White Plains, NY Chapter 1081 - Hank Grudberg 914-722-1903


Sonex Is Featured Desktop Image For September

Featured desktop image for September is a Sonex homebuilt sport plane, photographed over Oshkosh. To get your copy, visit the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

September 20, 2002   Volume 2, Number 21

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News You Can Use ---

Amendments Pass in Committee Not GA-Friendly 
EAA has learned from congressional sources that the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science & Technology Committee Subcommittee on Aviation passed a modified amendment to the Aviation Security Act (S-2949) that keeps restrictions on stadium overflights intact for six months without waivers. The original amendment offered by John Breaux (D-LA) on September 19 called for enforcement of FAA NOTAM 1/3353, which prohibits flights within 3 nautical miles/3,000 feet AGL of large open-air assemblies and major sporting events; and FAA NOTAM 2/9583 which eliminates all waivers to 1/3353 for one year. The amendment was modified to six months, enforced at events with more than 30,000 attendees on weekends only.

EAA aggressively opposes this amendment on several fronts:

  • Such legislation would doom the already precarious banner towing industry. 

  • Pilots flying cross-country must remain 3 miles clear of major open air assemblies and sporting events including collegiate events, without navigable reference for identifying the location of these facilities.

  • Equally as important, pilots have no practical means of determining when events are actually scheduled to take place. 

  • There has never been a satisfactory definition of what constitutes a major sporting event or open-air assembly, leaving the matter entirely to interpretation. 

  • The pop-up TFRs around these events randomly shut down general aviation airports within three miles of such events across the country. 

  • The peak period for general aviation flight activity is during weekends, at which times many collegiate and professional sporting events occur.

  • A pilot may not be not aware of violating an airspace restriction until the stadium at issue passes under the wing of the airplane.

A second amendment, offered by Bill Nelson (D-FL), would required all foreign flight training students to undergo notification and background checks regardless of aircraft. Previously the extensive background check requirements were for those receiving training in aircraft weighing over 12,500 pounds.

FAA Expands Lycoming AD for Defective Crankshafts
A new airworthiness directive (AD) has been issued for Textron Lycoming IO-540, LTIO-540 and TIO-540 Series engines, superseding emergency AD 2002-17-53 sent in August to all known U.S. owners and operators of LTIO- and TIO-540 engines rated at 300 horsepower (HP) or higher. The new AD expands the suspect population of engines to more than 1,200 by including those with crankshafts manufactured between March 1997 and the present; and all IO-540 engines with crankshafts manufactured between March 1997 and the present modified by supplemental type certificated turbocharger.
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EAA Working to Reinstate Waivers for Flights Near Stadiums, Public Assemblies
Prohibiting all flight operations near large open-air assemblies and major sporting events creates difficult situations for pilots and dramatically impacts operations at some general aviation airports. EAA Washington, D.C., Office Director Doug Macnair told Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials as much at a public listening session on Wednesday, September 18.

NOTAM 2/9583, issued late on September 10, 2002, rescinded all waivers that allowed certain flight operations near large assemblies and sporting events, such as banner towing, blimps, and demonstration/tribute flights. TSA is in the process of designing a new waiver process, which would likely include extensive background checks for pilots, to allow limited flight operations near open-air assemblies and large sporting events. EAA applauds these efforts to quickly develop a new waiver process that will permit commercial aerial advertisers and affected ground facilities to continue operations in a manner consistent with public safety and security.

The 20-to-25 citizens who spoke before the five-person TSA panel Wednesday—most of them involved in banner towing operations—were clear that they would submit to just about any procedure required, as long as they could obtain the waivers and continue to operate. When the 9/11 attacks occurred, the ensuing airspace restrictions wiped out four prime revenue months for banner towing operations. Now, a year later, it’s happening to them all over again. Many may not make it, evidenced by several heart wrenching, emotional pleas to not have their livelihoods taken away.
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Paul Poberezny to Receive NAA Wright Memorial Award
Experimental Aircraft Association Founder and Chairman Paul Poberezny, the man primarily responsible for the homebuilt aircraft movement, will receive one of the National Aeronautic Association’s (NAA) most prestigious awards—the Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy—at the annual NAA Wright Memorial Dinner in Washington, D.C., on December 13. 

Poberezny created the association in 1953 with a handful of fellow pilots and enthusiasts. EAA has since become the world’s premier organization for fostering interest in the design, construction, maintenance, and use of experimental-homebuilt and sport aircraft.
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Flight Advisors/Technical Counselors Searches Again Available 
After some careful retooling, the EAA Flight Advisor and Technical Counselor lookup pages are better than ever and back online at the EAA members only website (http://members.eaa.org).

You can now search a database of over 1,100 EAA tech counselors by regions as well as by states, using the same regional boundaries as the FAA. An EAA technical counselor is an experienced volunteer advisor who shares knowledge and expertise to aircraft builders. Technical counselors are part of the "members-helping-members" tradition of EAA. They advise builders on constructing a safe, airworthy aircraft for final FAA inspection. These volunteers visit projects and advise builders on how to comply with building instructions and federal regulations. Technical counselors offer tips based on their experience and help builders avoid costly mistakes. Through technical counselors, EAA helps maintain the excellent reputation of the amateur-built program.
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Whirly Birds in Oshkosh This Weekend
The fascinating world of vertical flight will be center stage at EAA’s Pioneer Airport at the AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh this weekend (Sept. 21-22) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This annual “Whirlybird Weekend” welcomes rotorcraft, with both flying and ground-based activities for visitors of all ages. 

During Whirlybird Weekend, various types of helicopters will be on display, as invitations were extended to everything from small, privately owned recreational rotorcraft to military, corporate, medical, and media helicopters. Flight demonstrations by various aircraft, including vintage models such as EAA’s owned Bell 47 helicopter, will be featured throughout each day (weather permitting).

Various ground-based displays and experiences, especially for young people, including “make-and-take” activities that help introduce and explore the world of flight, make this a fun and educational family event. The fee for Whirlybird Weekend is included with regular museum admission.

Reeve Lindbergh Coming To EAA Museum
EAA welcomes Reeve Lindbergh, daughter of Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh, to EAA AirVenture Museum for a special appearance on Saturday, September 28. Her presentation recalling the memories of growing up with her famous parents begins in the museum at 10:30 a.m. and is included in the regular Museum admission. Reeve will also sign copies of her acclaimed memoir, Under a Wing, which recounts her life as part of the Lindbergh family.

Also Saturday, Brian Horrigan of the Minnesota Historical Society will give a presentation on Charles Lindbergh's boyhood days in Little Falls, Minnesota. And EAA Director Verne Jobst, who has logged hundreds of hours piloting EAA's Spirit of St. Louis replicas, will give continuous informal presentations about "Flying the Spirit." EAA's flying Spirit replica will be available for flights at Pioneer Airport throughout the day (weather permitting), with tickets priced at $100 each.

EAA's B-17 Tour Continues Near San Francisco
EAA’s B-17 Flying Fortress Aluminum Overcast tour rumbles around the San Francisco area. September 19-23 finds the airplane at the Livermore Municipal Airport (LVK), 636 Terminal Circle, Livermore, California. 

Next week, September 23-26, the aircraft heads to Buchanan Field (CCR) in Concord, California. Buchanan's address is 145 John Glenn Drive in Concord. For details on how you can fly an actual mission on this historic flying museum, call 800/359-6217, or visit the B-17 website, www.b17.org.

On The Flight Line ---

Four Organizations Join U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
December 17 will mark the start of a yearlong celebration honoring the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers' first powered flight and the century of aviation milestones that followed. The U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission (USCOFC) has named four more organizations who will become a part of the national "Centennial of Flight: Born of Dreams—Inspired by Freedom" campaign: The Space Day Foundation; Challenger Center for Space Science Education; Aviation Foundation of America; and Chicago Centennial of Flight Commission.

The Commission was created by Congress to expand national and international interest in the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of powered flight, and it will promote activities through a national awareness campaign. Other organizations involved as major partners with the USCOFC include NASA, EAA, FAA, and Inventing Flight: Dayton 2003. For more information, visit www.centennialofflight.gov.

Klaus Savier Wins Second Golden West Air Race
Klaus Savier and his 120-hp Vari-Eze won the 2002 Golden West Air Race on September 6, opening day of the Golden West EAA Fly-In. Savier averaged 210.84 knots over the 336-mile course from Apple Valley Airport in Victorville, California, to Lincoln Airport in Marysville. He won the Corinthian Class; bested two Experimentals in the Trojan Class (200 hp); and two more in the Unlimited Class (300 hp). Savier’s secret? Good piloting, a highly modified Continental 0-200 engine (which he calls 0-2BAD), and a very aerodynamic airframe.

The Golden West Air Race, sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, drew 19 pilots in a total of five categories based on engine and construction (amateur- or factory- built).

Adam Aircraft Announces New Dealership Network
Adam Aircraft Industries recently announced plans to establish Adam Sales and Service Centers for the A500. “A quality dealership network is the best way for us to provide our A500 customers with the responsive product support they need and the quality service they expect,” said Chris Finnoff, President of Adam Aircraft Sales/ Executive Vice President of Adam Aircraft Industries. “We think that distributors located worldwide will enable us to offer local representation and enhanced product support, making it more convenient for our customers.” 

Besides handling new aircraft sales, every domestic and international dealer will serve as an Authorized Adam Service Center by providing spare parts, technical support, and service. Appointments of the Adam Sales and Service Centers are expected before the end of the year. For more information, visit www.adamaircraft.com or call 866/AdamAir (866/232-6247).
Orlando FSDO Names Co-Safety Award Winners
Hugh Hardy & Cheryl DeFilippo were named Aviation Flight Safety Counselors of the Year by the Orlando Flight Standards District Office (FSDO).

The two joined the FAA Production crew as volunteers in July 2000 and were appointed as safety counselors with the Orlando FSDO. They have vigilantly served the aviation community in a cooperative effort to ensure that pilot safety is a priority in the flying community. Hugh and Cheryl have participated at numerous Safety Seminars and other related functions throughout the district. Hugh serves as a Technical Director at the FAA Safety Center & Production Studios at the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Sun 'n Fun Complex. Cheryl is Public Relations Chairman for the Studio. They have both received the Exceptional Volunteer on the Production Crew for Sun 'n Fun and the FAA Production Studio “2001 Above & Beyond Award.”

Fire-Related TFR Information Online
Pilots can find out the latest information regarding temporary flight restrictions and fire locations by logging on to the Interagency Airspace Website www.fs.fed.us/r6/fire/aviation/airspace. The site is updated with TFR and fire locations every 30 minutes. The site is maintained by the USDA-Forest Service (nationally) and the Bureau of Land Management (Pacific Northwest Region).

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services:
If my memory serves me right, earlier this year I found a website with a list of homebuilts meeting the 51% rule that included the "Aventura HP" seaplane. Now that I am ready for the inspection I was told by the FSDO that it's not on their list of approved kits. In addition my search for that website where I saw it listed has been in vain. Can you help me with this?
The Aventura series aircraft are not on the current FAA approved kits list. You can look at the list at the following website:


The aircraft does not have to be on the list in order to be licensed as an amateur-built aircraft. This only means that the kit manufacturer has not yet gone through the procedure of having the kit placed on the list. There are many kits that qualify for amateur-built certification that are not on the list.

For aircraft kits that do not appear on the list, it's up to the builder to document that the kit meets the major portion requirement (commonly called the "51%" rule) for licensing as an amateur-built aircraft. To do this, you can use the same form the FAA uses when adding a kit to their list of approved kits. This form is FAA Form 8000-38, Fabrication Assembly Operation Checklist. The form lists all the fabrication and assembly tasks that the FAA considers when determining that a kit meets the major portion requirement. It has two columns after each task—one for the kit manufacturer and one for the amateur builder. Simply check who did each task. If the number of tasks completed by the amateur builder is greater than the number completed by the kit manufacturer, the aircraft meets the major portion requirement and can be licensed as experimental/amateur-built.

You can find Form 8000-38 in several FAA documents, including Advisory Circulars 20-27E and 20-139, as well as in FAA Order 8130.2D. All these documents can be found on our EAA Homebuilders HQ website in the members only section of www.eaa.org, or on the FAA's amateur-built info site at http://av-info.faa.gov/dst/amateur/.

Hope this helps. If you have any further questions, let me know.

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EAA SportAir Workshops

SEPT 27-29, 2002, CORONA, CA
Topics: RV Assembly

OCTOBER 18-20, 2002, OSHKOSH, WI
Topics: RV Assembly

Topic: Test Flying Your Project

OCTOBER 19-20, 2002, BOSTON, MA
Topic: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems and Avionics and What's Involved in Kitbuilding? 

See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

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