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Learn About the B-26 Marauder on Feb. 3
Lt. Colonel Edward W. Tyre (USAF retired) will present a discussion on combat operations with the Martin Marauder B-26 in the World War II European / Mediterranean Theatre at Capitol Airport in Brookfield, Wisconsin on February 3 beginning at 7:30 pm. The talk is sponsored by the Vintage Chapter 11.

Lt. Colonel Tyre is a veteran WW II, B-26 pilot who completed 50 combat missions in Germany and Italy. For more information, contact George Meade, Chapter president, at 414/962-2428 or gameade@execpc.com.

AirVenture Museum Events


January 28-30
Phoenix, AZ Small Airplane Crashworthiness Design Course, Lexa Jones 480-753-2034 lexa.jones@simula.com www.centerforsafety.com

January 31-Feburary 2
Punta Gorda, FL Community Aviation Days, Charlotte County Airport (PGD) Lionel D. Schuman 941-575-3589 or 941-639-1101 marli47@comcast.net www.avionix.com

February 1
Lawrenceville, GA Aviation Program and Pancake Breakfast, Briscoe Field (LZU) Lnor Levine 770-394-5466 lnor@akorn.net www.eaa690.org

Brodhead, WI EAA Chapter 431 Groundhog Chili Fly-In, Brodhead Airport (C37) Dan Duesterbeck 262-374-0465 dbled@ticon.net 

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

Young Eagles Rallies

February 1
Camarillo Airport - Camarillo, CA Chapter 723 - Neal Fowler 805-647-6994

Plant City Airport - Plant City, FL Chapter 1178 - Don Nix 863-640-4618 Rain Date of 2/2/2003 

Daniel Field Airport (DNL) - Augusta, GA Chapter 172 - John Magnan 706-547-3607 

Kona Int'l Airport (KOA) - Kailua Kona, HI Chapter 1191 - Wes Brown 808-325-7477 Rain Date of 2/7/2003

North Las Vegas Airport - Las Vegas, NV Chapter 1300 - James Bonelli 702-242-5002 

Moraine Airpark (I73) - Dayton, OH Chapter 48 - Bill Stockman 937-372-9904 Rain Date of 2/8/2003

Mid-Winter Flight Fest - Everywhere, USA Chapter 242 - Your Local Chapter Coordinator 1-877-806-8902 

Hanover Co Airport - Richmond/Ashland, VA Chapter 231 - Richard Poprik 804-271-9573

February 2
Santa Paula Airport - Santa Paula, CA Chapter 723 - Neal Fowler 805-647-6994

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Bib Overalls For Toddlers

Who knows where a child's interest in aviation begins? Maybe you can plant the seed with our collection of infant and toddler's clothing, including this great bib overall set made of 100% cotton. See this and more at the Aeronautica website.

And for more specials, visit http://shop.eaa.org/.

February 2003
AA Desktop Calendar

It's never too early...
February is but a week away, so prepare for the coming month with the new EAA desktop calendar, which shows a beautiful air-to-air photo of a sleek Velocity RG. To get your copy, visit the EAA website.




The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA

January 24, 2003   Volume 3, Number 4

News You Can Use ---

EAA Scrutinizing New Federal Rules on Security and Airman Certificate Eligibility 
Emphasis on criteria, due process and appeals procedure
The FAA and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have issued new rules regarding eligibility factors for airman certificates (pilot, repairman, mechanic, etc.), specifically relating to certificate holders who may be security threats to the United States. As part of those rules, TSA calls on the FAA to revoke or withhold airman certificates if TSA deems an individual is a security risk. An individual’s certificates would be withheld until they have fully satisfied TSA that they are not a security threat.
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Flight Operations Prohibited During President’s State of the Union Address
All general aviation flight operations are prohibited—no IFR, no VFR—within a 30 nautical-mile radius of the U.S. Capital building and below 18,000 feet AGL from 8-11 p.m. EST on January 28 for the President’s State of the Union address before both houses of Congress. NOTAM 3/0642 prohibits all flights other than TSA-approved military, law enforcement, and medical/lifeguard aircraft (and those parts 121,125, and 129 operations that meet TSA requirements). TSA reiterates that the consequences of violating this airspace could be extremely serious. “It is imperative that EAA members and the aviation community honor this upcoming TFR and avoid any inadvertent violations, because any violations are inexcusable,” said EAA President Tom Poberezny. “We must demonstrate professionalism and superior airmanship.” EAA advises D.C.-area pilots to steer well clear of the TFR during the enforcement period, ensure compliance by reading and understanding the NOTAM, and to contact FAA Flight Service prior to take-off.
Preparations Proceeding For Powered Flight Centennial Celebration
EAA President Tom Poberezny was in Warrenton, Virginia, on Wednesday, January 22, to inspect the progress of EAA’s authentic reproduction 1903 Wright Flyer being constructed by The Wright Experience. The aircraft will soon undergo wind tunnel testing—the next step in its authentication process—and make final preparations for the first public appearance at EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk pavilion, set to debut at Sun ‘n Fun, April 2-8, in Lakeland, Florida. “The airplane is an important element in our year-long celebration of the powered flight’s centennial,” Poberezny said. “The excitement is growing as we prepare for our celebration of the centennial of powered flight.” EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk is presented by Ford Motor Company with supporting sponsorship from Microsoft and Eclipse Aviation.
Aviators Shut Out At Super Bowl XXXVII
EAA upset that political, economic entities in San Diego override efforts of federal security agency 
The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) warns that a dangerous precedent is being set this week in the airspace over San Diego, California, as local officials override federal jurisdiction during Super Bowl XXXVII on Jan. 26. Setting aside security expertise within the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), San Diego officials pressured the White House to implement a general aviation no-fly zone in a seven-mile radius of Qualcomm Stadium, the site of Sunday’s NFL championship game.
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General Aviation Coalition Holds First Meeting With New FAA Administrator
EAA President Tom Poberezny, who serves as chairman of the General Aviation Coalition (GAC), led the group’s first official meeting with FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, her senior staff and advisors on January 21 in Washington, D.C. Main topics of discussion centered on certification, airports, agency funding, and security.
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EAA Presses for Continued Progress on Sport Pilot
EAA continues to work toward the passage of the sport pilot/light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) rule through the federal rulemaking process. EAA President Tom Poberezny and EAA Washington Office Director Doug Macnair met with senior FAA staff and advisors to the administrator in the nation’s capital this week to re-emphasize the need to keep the process moving. They also took the opportunity to update senior FAA officials on the status and progress of the development of consensus design and production standards through the ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials).
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FAA Administrator to Present National Aviation Awards at AirVenture Oshkosh
The three major national general aviation industry awards, as well as FAA’s national aviation safety counselor award, will be presented together by FAA Administrator Marion Blakey during the annual “Meet The Administrator” session at AirVenture Oshkosh 2003. The 40th annual industry awards program honors the National Certificated Flight Instructor of the Year, the National Aviation Maintenance Technician of the Year, and the National Avionics Technician of the Year. In addition, Administrator Blakey will present the FAA National Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year award. This is the first time all four awards will be presented together.
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‘Flying the P-51’ With Paul Poberezny, February 5 at EAA AirVenture Museum
EAA Founder and Chairman of the Board Paul Poberezny, who has flown more than 400 different types of aircraft in his 60-year aviation career, will present “Flying the P-51” on Wednesday, February 5, at the EAA AirVenture Museum. During the program, which starts at 7 p.m., the P-51D Paul I owned by the EAA Aviation Foundation will be formally inducted into the Eagle Hangar as the facility’s newest display aircraft.
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SIU Aerobatic Team Receives Second National Championship Award at EAA Headquarters
The defending International Aerobatic Club (IAC) Collegiate National Champion Southern Illinois University Aerobatic Team received team and individual trophies at a luncheon held in its honor at EAA headquarters in Oshkosh on January 20. With a combined score of 84.64 percent, SIU earned the 2002 title, edging out Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott and ERAU-Daytona (82.27).
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EAA Marks 50th Year
EAA celebrated its 50th year as an organization at special event held Saturday, January 18, at Pioneer Airport in Oshkosh. Even though a lack of snow prevented skiplanes from flying in, the event turned into a day of visiting with old friends, large amounts of terrific chili, more than enough birthday cake, and most of all, mid-winter hangar talk.
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On The Flight Line ---

$55 Million Lancair Funding Agreement Finalized
The Lancair Company, Bend, Oregon, closed a $55 million funding agreement Friday with Composite Technology Research Malaysia (CTRM), Lancair’s original investor, for its certificated aircraft operations. “Our every effort is now directed at the re-start of manufacturing and delivery of the Columbia aircraft in all its configurations and options,” said Lancair President Bing Lantis. “We will steadily increase production to and beyond a rate of one aircraft per day.” The company has 173 outstanding aircraft orders and currently offers the model Columbia 300. The Columbia 350 and turbocharged Columbia 400 are in the process of FAA certification.
CTRM CEO Malek Packeer said, “To help expedite the production ramp-up CTRM will begin planning for the manufacture of selected airframe components for the Lancair Columbia aircraft at their advanced manufacturing facility. We are fully committed in our support to Lancair and its category-defining aircraft.” CTRM’s group of aerospace companies designs and manufactures airframe components for customers ranging from British Aerospace Airbus A300FTE and A320 to the British Aerospace NIMROD MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft.

Former EAA Warbirds Executive Director to Manage Cannon’s New Oshkosh Branch
Peter Moll, former executive director of the EAA Warbirds of America, has joined Cannon Aviation Insurance as branch manager of its new upper Midwest branch office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, set to open on February 3. Moll served as executive director for 11 years and was editor of Warbirds magazine for 10 years. The Scottsdale, Arizona, insurer specializes in the warbird market, both piston-powered and turbine aircraft. For more information, visit www.cannonaviation.com. The Oshkosh office can be reached at 866/601-1780, or pmoll@ntd.net.

Skybolt Receives TSO for CLoc Fasteners 
Skybolt Aeromotive Corporation has received FAA TSO-C148 approval for their CLoc stainless 1/4 turn fasteners. All components are interchangeable with common industry standard parts. TSO C148 is the FAA equivalent to ISO 9000 certification. For more information, call Ned Bowers, president, or Debra Johnson, general manager, at 352-326-0001, or visit www.skybolt.com.

New Piper Awards Expanded Sales Territory To Flightline Group
SouthEast Piper is the exclusive dealer for New Piper Aircraft, Inc. in Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida, the company announced this week. SouthEast Piper is the newly created trade name for the aircraft sales division of Florida-based Flightline Group, Inc., which currently operates as the exclusive New Piper dealer in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and parts of Florida. SouthEast Piper will operate sales offices in Tallahassee and Vero Beach, Florida; and Atlanta, Georgia. Service Centers will operate throughout the territory. For more information, visit www.newpiper.com and www.flightlinegroup.com.
A New Plant for Superior’s New Engine
A new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was announced recently by Superior Air Parts for production of its new SP-360 engine, which the company anticipates will receive FAA type certification in April 2003. The new powerplant, targeted to new aircraft manufacturers, STC replacements for the after-market, and kitbuilders, will be the first production piston engine of its type to receive a type certificate in 46 years. The four cylinder engine, incorporating the latest available improvements in materials and technology, will come in 180 and 200 horsepower configurations. The new facility will be located adjacent to Superior’s corporate headquarters located a mile north of Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport.

SAFE Seeks Presenters For Annual Symposium
The SAFE Association is putting out the call for papers, panels, workshops, briefings and demonstrations for its 2003 Annual Symposium, scheduled for September 22-24 in Jacksonville, Florida. SAFE’s Symposium is the premier international showcase for professional, inventors, equipment and systems that have shaped safety in aviation space, land, and marine practices. Those who wish to present should contact the SAFE Association at 541/895/3012, or e-mail safe@peak.org. The organization’s website is www.safeassocation.com.

First FIRC to be Offered at WIAI Conference
A Flight Instructor Refresher Clinic (FIRC) will be offered for the first time in conjunction with the annual Women in Aviation, International annual conference, slated for March 20-22 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The FIRC will be held March 19-20 and is open to any flight instructor who needs to renew his or her certificate. Cost is $150 for WIA members, $195 for non-members. The course is co-sponsored by AOPA Flight Training magazine and presented by the AOPA Air Safety Foundation. For more information, call 386-226-7996, or visit www.wiai.org.

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services:
Can you please point me to the location on your website where it discusses EAA's Flight Advisors and Technical Counselors programs?


Information about EAA's Flight Advisor and Technical Counselor programs can be found in the "members only" section of the EAA web site, www.eaa.org. On the left side of the page, there's a vertical blue bar. Click on the "Members Only" button located in that blue bar, and you'll be taken to our members only log-in page. You'll need to enter your last name and EAA member number in order to gain access to the members only site.

Once on the members only home page, scroll down until you see the Flight Advisor and Technical Counselor logos in the right-hand column, under the heading "Gain Knowledge." Click on either logo, and you'll be taken to a page containing information about both programs.
How can we help you?
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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

Upcoming Workshop 

February 7-9, 2003, Oshkosh, WI
Topic: RV Assembly

February 21-23, 2003, Griffin (Atlanta), GA
Topic: TIG Welding

February 22, 2003, Lakeland, FL at Florida Air Museum at Sun `n Fun
Topics: Test Flying Your Project

February 22-23, 2003, Lakeland, FL at Florida Air Museum at Sun `n Fun
Topics: Sheet Metal, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?

See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

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