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Smith Field Hosts Young Eagles Rally
On Saturday

EAA Chapter 2, Indiana’s first Chapter, plans to provide 180 youths with airplane rides at its EAA Young Eagles Flight Rally at Smith Field, Fort Wayne, on Saturday, October 26. Mayor, Graham Richards, has proclaimed Saturday as Young Eagles Day in Fort Wayne and encourages all young people to experience the exhilaration of flight and learn more about aviation. The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs to Noon. Smith Field is located at 426 West Ludwig Road.

Non-Pilots: Get a Flying Start With Chapter 690
EAA Chapter 690, Lawrenceville, Georgia, will hold a free "Learning to Fly" Seminar on November 2 as a part of a Flying Start event (rain or shine). An 8 a.m. breakfast will be followed by registration at 10:00 and the program at 10:30 at the EAA Sport Aviation Center, Gwinnett County's Briscoe Field. The seminar is open to anyone who wants to learn how to fly, but does not know how or where to begin. Topics include an explanation of the new Sport Pilot Certificate; “How High Can I Fly”; How to choose a Flight School and other key information. For information or advance registration (recommended), contact Dave Haskell at 770/717-1499 or

Check below for more fall events around the country.


November 2
Davis-Woodland, CA Chapter 52 Welding Seminar

Martinsburg, WV Chapter 1071 Young Eagles Rally/Fly-In Breakfast, 304-261-4945

Lawrenceville, GA Flying Start Seminar, Gwinnett Co Airport-Briscoe Field, 770-613-9501,

Lincolnton, NC Lincoln County Regional Airport Open House and Fly-in, Bob Thayer 704-664-6097,,

Winchester, TN Chapter 699 Fly-In, 931-967-3148 

Hillsboro, OR Chapter 105 Fly-In, Starks Twin Oaks Airpark, 503-646-8763,

November 3-7
Washington, DC ATCA International Technical Program, 703-522-5717

Young Eagles Rallies

November 2
Shelby Co Airport - Alabaster, AL Chapter 825 - Mike Lindsey 205-621-8947 - Rain Date of 11/9/2002

Guntersville Muni Airport - Guntersville, AL Chapter 683 - Bob Lock 256-738-0666 - Rain Date of 11/3/2002

Apple Valley Airport - Apple Valley, CA Chapter 768 - Thomas Gummo 760-242-2669 - Rain Date of 11/9/2002

McClellan Airpark - Sacramento, CA Chapter 52 - Steve Taylor 916-393 6605

Venice Municipal - Venice, FL Chapter 1285 - Dick Pittenger 941-378-2288

Gwinnett Co Airport-Briscoe Field - Lawrenceville, GA Chapter 690 - Duane Huff 770-921-4423

Nampa Airport - Nampa, ID Chapter 103 - Mark Miller 208-387-1767

Omni Field - Port Allen, LA Chapter 244 - Tom Stephens 225-928-4008

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

Lincolnton/Lincoln Co Airport - Lincolnton, NC Chapter 309 - Bob Thayer 704-355-7506

Twin Oaks Airport - Hillsboro, OR Chapter 105 - J. Rion Bourgeois 503-670-1144

West Texas Airport - El Paso, TX Chapter 125 - Bill Kirkwood 915-533-3176 - Rain Date of 11/9/2002

Grand Prairie Muni Airport - Grand Prairie, TX Chapter 168 - Pat Johnson 214-321-6590

Ellington Field - Houston, TX Chapter 774 - Pat Fulco 281-492-8450 - Rain Date of 11/9/2002

Sherman Muni Airport - Sherman, TX Chapter 323 - Rich Worstell 903-523-4899

Eastern W Virginia Regional - Martinsburg, WV Chapter 1071 - David Spaulding 304-261-4945 - Rain Date of 11/9/2002

November 3
Schaumburg Regional Airport - Addison, IL Chapter 101 - Butch Bejna 630-543-9213

Fly Away Florida

Operation Migration's Bill Lishman provides November's featured desktop image, portraying a flock of whooping cranes being led by an ultralight trike aircraft. To get your copy, visit the EAA website.


The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

October 25, 2002   Volume 2, Number 26

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

News You Can Use ---

TSA and FAA Issue ‘Immediate’ Picture Identification Requirements, Effective October 28
Beginning Monday, October 28, 2002, all pilots must carry photo identification along with their FAA pilot certificate during flight operations. In a Federal Register release today (October 24), the FAA issued a final rule (Docket No. FAA-2002-11666) that changes Federal Aviation Regulation 61.3, Pilot Identification Requirements. Specific changes are:
FAR 61.3(a): Each person must carry a photo identification acceptable to the Administrator when exercising the privileges of a pilot certificate; and FAR 61.3(l): Each person must present such photo identification when requested to do so by the Administrator, an authorized representative of the NTSB or the TSA, or a law enforcement officer. The FAA expects the most commonly used photo ID will be a valid driver's license issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory or possession. Other suitable forms of identification under the new rules are a valid federal or state ID card, a U.S. armed forces' ID, credentials that authorize access to airport secure areas, or other identification that the FAA accepts.

Finding that the security circumstances warranted immediate action, the FAA issued the final rule without prior notice or public comment. But with publication of the final rule the FAA asks for-and will consider-all comments in a comment period that ends on November 27, 2002. If changes to the rule are necessary to address aviation security more effectively, or in a less burdensome but equally effective manner, FAA will make such changes.
(read more)
Warner Meets With Administrator Blakey
EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner met with new FAA Administrator Marion Blakey Monday, October 21, in Washington D.C., to introduce the Experimental Aircraft Association, discuss several key issues EAA is currently focusing on, and to formally extend a personal invitation to attend EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003 next summer.

Much discussion centered on the importance of the sport pilot/light sport aircraft initiative (SP/LSA), both to the aviation community and as a significant investment of FAA’s time and energy.
(read more)

EAA Gains Additional Rotax Engine Expertise
EAA’s Information Services Department now has additional knowledge of 2- and 4-stroke Rotax engines after participating in the Leading Edge Air Foils (LEAF) Rotax Engine seminar October 7-12 in Lyons, Wisconsin. The seminar devoted three days day each to 2- and 4-stroke engines, both liquid-cooled and air-cooled versions, covering all areas of operation, maintenance, and overhaul. In addition to standard maintenance practices, the seminar covered the "do's and don'ts" of installation and operation, including how to avoid operator-induced problems and failures. In-depth overhaul procedures were also covered, including required special tools and how to use them.
(read more)

Adam Aircraft Enters Corporate Jet Market 
Adam Aircraft announced its entry into the small business jet market on Monday, October 21, when founder and CEO Rick Adam unveiled the A700 twinjet at corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. With the A700, which Adam described as an extension of the carbon fiber A500 centerline twin-engine, in-line thrust aircraft, Adam joins Eclipse Aviation’s 500 and Cessna’s recently announced Mustang in the small business jet market. Adam estimates a step-up market including 20,000 cabin-class twin and turboprop aircraft
(read more)

EAA Members Garner Awards at NAA Fall Banquet
Significant lifetime achievement and individual accomplishment over the past year were recognized Monday, October 21, at the annual National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Banquet held at the Hilton Crystal City at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Arlington, Virginia.

As was reported last week, Verne Jobst, longtime EAA member (EAA 37653) and pilot, received an Elder Statesman award “for his lifelong devotion and untiring promotion of aviation and aviation safety as an airline pilot, flight instructor, and (EAA) air operations director.”
(read more)

EAA Advises Pilots to Maintain Copies of Current Logbook Entries Outside of Aircraft
Earlier this month an EAA member died as the result of an aircraft accident. The surviving family members have gone through a rough period with the insurance company because the insurer required proof of the deceased’s last bi-annual FAR 61.56 flight review; last annual condition inspection; and completion of his Phase I test flight program. Unfortunately, this pilot carried his pilot and aircraft logs on board the aircraft - which were destroyed in the crash and subsequent fire.
While you are not required to carry your pilot and aircraft logbooks on board, many owners/operators elect to do so. If you do, it is strongly recommended that you maintain a current copy of these three logbook entries in a separate location - just in case.
The family was eventually able to reconstruct this data based on interviews and sworn statements from other pilots operating from their airport. The most difficult data to reconstruct was proof of a completed annual condition inspection, as the pilot held an experimental amateur-built repairman certificate and did all his own work. A person who witnessed the pilot completing a small portion of the inspection was able to prove the inspection was completed.

On The Flight Line ---

Eclipse Announces Comprehensive Pilot Training Program for Eclipse 500
Eclipse Aviation Corporation announced a mandatory, multi-tiered training program to help pilots attain a type rating for its Eclipse 500 jet. The training program will take place at corporate headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Recurrency training will be required annually.
There are four phases to the Eclipse training program:

 · Jet Transition Precourse (available by mid-2003)
 · Type Training Admission Evaluations and Preparation (available in Q4 2003)
 · Type Rating Course (available January 2004)
 · Mentor Program

"Unlike most other airframe manufacturers, Eclipse has taken personal responsibility for the training of Eclipse 500 pilots from the outset,” said Vern Raburn, Eclipse president and CEO. “Through this unique program we will do more than teach a pilot to operate our aircraft. We will ensure that graduates of our training school are highly trained, skilled aviators. We feel so strongly about this that if someone is unable to meet the requirements of our training program, we will refund their deposit.”
(read more)

Eclipse Flight Testing Delayed
Eclipse Aviation’s engine program has fallen slightly behind schedule due to some problems in the fuel metering and starter systems, resulting in a delay in flight tests for the twin-engine Eclipse 500. According to Eclipse spokesperson Cory Canada, the situation has been hampered by the fact that they only have two Williams EJ22 engines for testing at this time and any problems that occur require them to be sent back to manufacturer. “Problems we have experienced are pretty typical of flight test programs,” she said. “Having only two engines, it takes time to fix when there are problems.” All the moving parts of the EJ22s are working fine, she added. At this time, it’s too early to tell if the delays will have an effect on the company’s goal for first delivery of the Eclipse 500 in January 2004.

Ten Pilots Named to 2003 Unlimited Team
The Unlimited Team charged with defending home (air) field for the U.S. Aerobatic Team next year in Lakeland, Florida, was announced this week. The 2003 World Aerobatic Championships take place in Lakeland June 25-July 4, 2003. These top pilots were selected at the National Championships held in Denison, Texas, September 21-29:
Steve Andelin, 43, Newport Beach, California - American Airlines, flying a Zivko Edge
Robert Armstrong, 46, Athens, Georgia, professional pilot - flying a CAP 231
Kirby Chambliss, 43, Phoenix, Arizona, Southwest Airlines - flying a Zivko Edge
Chandy Clanton, 29, Lincoln, Nebraska - flying a Zivko Edge
Vicki Cruse, 34, Santa Paula, California - Owner-Berkut Engineering - flying a Zivko Edge
Julie Mangold, 42, Apple Valley, California, U.S. Armey (retired) – flying a Zivko Edge.
Mike Mangold, 46, Apple Valley, California, American Airlines – flying a Zivko Edge
David Martin, 43, Possum Kingdom Lake, Texas, Investor – flying a CAP 232
Marta Meyer, 45, Quartz Hill, California, aeronautical engineer and manager for NASA – flying a Giles G 300
Debby Rihn-Harvey, 51, LaPorte, Texas, Southwest Airlines - CAP 232 

Corporate USAT sponsors include AeroShell, along with Hartzell Propeller, Textron Lycoming, and Champion sparkplugs. The Unlimited category is the most difficult, featuring complex flying maneuvers that test the precision flying skill and physical endurance of the pilots.

Zehrbach Receives 51-Month Sentence
Darus Zehrbach, president of aircraft engine converter Zehrbach/LPE, was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $224,000 in restitution on Friday, October 18, for mail fraud and conspiracy. Co-defendant in the case Lee Anne Demus received a 37-month sentence. In addition, both will be on supervised release for three years upon their release from prison. Zehrbach had faced five years imprisonment for each count, which stemmed from events that occurred in the early-to-mid 1990s regarding failure to fulfill contracts for aircraft engines and engine parts and using escrowed funds for personal use. According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley, the prosecution was satisfied with the sentences handed down.

Glacier Girl’s First Flight In 60 Years Slated for Tomorrow
For those who may be in the Middlesboro, Kentucky, area this weekend, the long-awaited first flight of Glacier Girl is scheduled for tomorrow, October 26, at 2 p.m. ET (weather permitting). Glacier Girl is the P-38 recovered from under the ice in Greenland in 1992, then meticulously restored to original condition. The first flight, piloted by Steve Hinton, will be the realization of a 10-year dream for J. Roy Shoffner, as the aircraft flies for the first time in 60 years at the Middlesboro (Kentucky) Airport (1A6). The public is welcome to attend the test flight, but those planning to do so should call 800-988-1075. The airport will close at 1 p.m. and will not re-open until at least 3 p.m., but increased traffic may force 1A6 to close before 1 p.m. and require incoming craft to land elsewhere. Please plan your fuel carefully: The closest landing and fuel stop is London, Kentucky (LOZ). The History Channel will chronicle the flight for its documentary on Glacier Girl, set to air March 3, 2003 at 9 p.m. ET.

PAMA Sponsoring Maintenance Tech Sessions 
The Professional Aviation Maintenance Association (PAMA) will sponsor maintenance technical sessions in the Business Aviation Forum & Static Display, presented by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) at Fort Worth Meacham International Airport on November 14. Representatives from Duncan Aviation will present three technical sessions: Aging Aircraft Issues - maintenance issues affecting the safety and reliability of older aircraft. (1.5 hours, eligible for IA renewal training credit); Upcoming Avionics Mandates: RVSM & TAWS – clarification of current RVSM and TAWS FAA mandates and how they’ll affect service centers over the next few years. (1.5 hours); and TFE 731 Troubleshooting - potential TFE 731 malfunction scenarios including in-flight and ground operation troubleshooting tips, pinpointing problems, solutions. (1.5 hours, eligible for IA renewal training credit)

Visit or contact NBAA’s Benjamin Jones at 202-783-9266 or For more information on other PAMA events, visit or contact PAMA at 703-417-8800 or

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services:
Can an owner maintain his own experimental aircraft (except condition inspection) without being supervised by an A&P? If so can you direct me to the specific regulations?

Answer: Yes, an owner can do all maintenance, repair, and/or modification to his experimental/amateur-built aircraft (except the condition inspection) without involving an A&P mechanic. The regulatory reference is 14 CFR 43.1(b), which states:

"(b) This part does not apply to any aircraft for which an experimental airworthiness certificate has been issued, unless a different kind of airworthiness certificate had previously been issued for that aircraft."

14 CFR Part 43 is titled "Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Rebuilding, and Alteration", and Part 43.1 is titled "Applicability." Because your experimental/ amateur-built aircraft was originally certificated as such, and was not previously issued any other type of certificate, 42.1(b) tells you that Part 43 does not apply to your aircraft. Thus, the requirement for having an FAA certificated mechanic do the maintenance does not apply.

The condition inspection is a different story. An experimental/amateur-built aircraft is issued a set of operating limitations as a part of it's airworthiness certificate. It is in these "OpLims" that the requirement for a condition inspection is found. The OpLims also specify who can do the condition inspection in the following or a similarly worded statement:

"(26) An experimental aircraft builder certificated as a Repairman for this aircraft under § 65.104, or an appropriately rated FAA certificated mechanic, may perform the condition inspection required by these operating limitations."

If you do not hold the repairman certificate for the specific aircraft you own, then this statement specifies that you must have an A&P mechanic perform the condition inspection.
How can we help you?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail If you have a question about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail
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.

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