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B-17 Rolls Off To
Quad Cities, Iowa
This weekend, May 2-4, EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast will be in Quad Cities, Iowa, the next leg on the “Road to Kitty Hawk Tour." During the upcoming week, the meticulously restored WWII bomber heads to the Des Moines area for May 6-7, then it's off to Blaine, Minnesota (Minneapolis area) for a May 9-11 tour stop.

Look for Aluminum Overcast in your area during the spring tour and don't miss your chance to see up close this living piece of history. For the complete schedule, visit www.b17.org .
   
Pioneer Airport Opens This Weekend, Powers Exhibit Concludes
Pioneer Airport’s 2003 season begins this weekend with a flurry of activities.

Guided tours, free Young Eagles flights, and a “Parade of Flight” at 2 p.m. each day also highlight opening weekend. Those who may be interested in joining the Pioneer Airport volunteer staff should contact Kate Phillips, 920-426-6869, or kphillips@eaa.org.

The final day of the museum’s popular Gary Powers U-2 exhibit is Saturday, May 3, and EAA welcomes back Francis Gary Powers Jr., son of the famous U-2 spy plane pilot. Powers will reprise the well-received exhibit opening in April 2002, providing unique insights into the still-unresolved issues surrounding the downing of his father’s spy plane. The program begins at 11 a.m. and is free with regular admission.

UPCOMING EVENTS

May 7-11
Atwater, CA All Red Star 2003, Castle Airport KMER Drew A. Blahnick 310-386-9181 aapilot@adelphia.net www.allredstar.com

May 9
Pine Mountain, GA Georgia Business Aviation Association Members Meeting and Golf Tournament, Pine Mountain PIM David Small 404-843-7979 dave.small@cox.com
www.GBAA.org

May 10
Sylvania, GA Plantation Fly-In, Plantation JYL Warren Devevo 912-863-4412 cdevevo@planters.net

Truckee, CA Chapter 1073 Pancake Breakfast, Truckee Tahoe TRK

Corsicana, TX 5th Annual Salute to the Armed Forces, Campbell Field CRS Col. Dave Heald 214/284-3938
hrdist@hillsboro.net

Graham, TX Chapter 945 Sixth Annual Fly-In, Willis Nicklas 940-549-4846 wnicklas@brazosnet.com

Kennewick, WA EAA Chapter 391 Fly-In Breakfast, Vista Field Robert Shaub 509-735-1664

Chesnee, SC Annual Spring Fly-In, State Line Ultraport Clark Summey 864-461-3888 ebyaris@carolina.rr.com

Starkville, MS Eagles Over Mississippi, George M. Bryan Field Cindy Hodo 800-649-8687 chodo@questmarketinggroup.com www.eaglesovermississippi.com

Schellville, CA Schellville Aeronautical Swap Meet, Sonoma Valley Airport 0Q3 Bill Ewertz 707-938-1465
Ewertz@pacbell.net
Website

Plainview, TX Chapter 19 18th Annual Fly-In Breakfast, Hale County Airport PVW Thaxter Price 806-792-5481
thaxter@cox.net

Toughkenamon, PA Chapter 240 Open House Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast and Lunch, New Garden Airport N57 Jack Weaver 215-761-3191
www.eaa240.org

Mount Vernon, TX Chapter 834 Fly-Market, Franklin County Airport F53 Russell Ham 903-652-2220 
rham@neto.com


Burgaw, NC Chapter 297 Annual Spring Fly-In, Stag Air Park 7NC1 Tony Spicer 910-392-9141 
sonex32@earthlink.net 
www.eaa297.org

Prattville, AL Prattville Airport Open House/Fly-In, Autauga Co. 1A9 Stephen Conyers 334-361-0060 rvnavy@bellsouth.net

Decatur, IL Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by EAA Chapter 274, Dectur Municipal DEC Gary 217-795-2393
vanair65@aol.com

East Windsor, CT Chapter 1310 Pancake Breakfast, Skylark Airpark 7B6 Mike Koczera 860-623-8085
eaa1310@cox.net www.members.cox.net/eaa1310

Montgomery, NY EAA Chapter 1280 Spring Fly-In Breakfast, Orange County Airport MGJ Richard Marciniak 845-883-6267

Pell City, AL Fly-In-Breakfast, St Clair County Airport PLR Lillian Glenn 205-884-4359 or 205-338-1070

Berea, KY Hi to the Sky! RC Model Spectacular, Berea-Richmond Airport 05KY Roger Jones (859) 986-7449
roger_jones@berea.edu

Eagles Over Mississippi, Cindy Hodo 800-649-8687
chodo@questmarketinggroup.com  www.eaglesovermississippi.com

May 10-11
Topeka, KS Wings Over Topeka Air Show and Concert, Forbes Field KFOE MSgt Kevin Drewelow 785-861-4535
Kevin.Drewelow@kstope.ang.af.mil www.wingsovertopeka.com

May 11
Naples, FL Chapter 1067 Fly-In Breakfast, Naples Airport David Hutchison 239-352-1161 dhutch352@aol.com

Fulton, NY Chapter 486 Pancake Breakfast, KFZY Larry Howell 315-668-9736 LRH486@AOL.com

Osceola, IA Chapter 1143 Annual Fly-In Breakfast and Open House, Osceola Municipal Airport I75 Lyle Persels lpers@mchsi.com

Woodland, CA Ch 52 Fly-In Breakfast, Yolo County 2Q3 Coffee Kauffman 916-428-9477

May 14
East Windsor, CT Mark Horan-Historian, Battle of Midway Presentation 7:00 PM, Skylark Airpark 7B6 Mike Koczera 860-623-8085 eaa1310@cox.net http://members.cox.net/eaa1310

May 15-17
Hayward, CA 39th Annual Hayward Proficiency Air Race, Hayward HWD Eric Helms 925 373-0137 enter@hwdairrace.org www.hwdairrace.org

May 16-18
Concrete, Washington, WA 21st Concrete Old-Fashioned Fly-In, Concrete Airport Bill Adams 360-826-3139 Awadams947@cs.com
NC VAA Chapter 3


Young Eagles Rallies

May 6
Paradise Airport - Paradise, CA Chapter 735 - Moore Stuart 530-877-3829

Roscommon Co Airport - Roscommon, MI Chapter 1259 - Jo Ellen McDonald 989-275-7209 Rain Date of 5/8/2003

May 7
Merrill Airport (RRL) - Merrill, WI Chapter 75 - Steve Krueger 715-536-8828 Rain Date of 5/14/2003

May 8
Denison Muni Airport - Denison, IA Chapter 214 - Fr. Edward Murray 712-263-2152 Rain Date of 5/15/2003

Detroit City Airport (KDET) - Detroit, MI Chapter 1351 - Brian Smith 313-366-5025

May 9
Hickory Regional Airport (KHKY) - Hickory, NC Chapter 731 - Wesley Robinson 828-396-3383

May 10
Cochise County (P33) Willcox, AZ Chapter 1291, Harry Myers 520-384-2992 harrymyr@vtc.net 

Drake Field (KFYV) - Fayetteville, AR Chapter 732 - Barry West 479-267-5545

Columbia Airport - Columbia, CA Chapter 1337 - Alan Wallace 209-586-5860

Oakland International - Oakland, CA Bill Gallagher 510-286-8181

Truckee Airport - Truckee, CA Chapter 1073 - Charlie White 530-587-4811

Granby Airport - Granby, CO Chapter 1267 - Bob Gorman 970-627-3466 Rain Date of 5/17/2003 

Brooksville Airport (BKV) - Brooksville, FL Chapter 1298 - Edgar Flaig 352-688-4263 Rain Date of 5/17/2003

Marathon Airport - Marathon, FL Chapter 1241 - Edward Waldorf 305-743-0835

Charlotte Co Airport (PGD) - Punta Gorda, FL Chapter 565 - Mike Stinnett 941-575-1962

Davenport Airport (DVN) - Davenport, IA Chapter 75 - Kirk Foeking 563-285-7223

Lewiston-Nez Perce County Airport (KLWS) - Lewiston, ID Chapter 328 - James Otey 208-746-8488

Bussart Airport (IS13)- Dudley, IL Chapter 83 - Darrel Zeck 812-208-1348

Clinton Airport (1I7)- Clinton, IN Chapter 83 - Darrel Zeck 812-208-1398

Anthony Airport - Anthony, KS Chapter 88 - Chuck Powell 316-778-2056

Minuteman Airfield - Stow, MA Chapter 196 - Mark Saklad 781-275-3458

Frederick Muni Airport (FDR) - Frederick, MD Chapter 186 - Ginny Largent 301-946-2321 Rain Date of 5/24/2003

Alpena Co Regional - Alpena, MI Chapter 1021 - Phil Agius 989-354-7889 Rain Date of 5/11/2003

Houghton Co Memorial Airport (CMX) - Hancock, MI Chapter 1270 - Edward Longnecker 906-482-4024

Barstow Airport EAA 1093 Av. Cntr - Midland, MI Chapter 1093 - John Kemper 989-631-4852

Faribault Muni (KFBL) - Faribault, MN Chapter 1273 - W Bradley Frago 507-663-7998 Rain Date of 5/17/2003

Maple Leaf Airport - Maple Leaf, MN Chapter 878 - David Swanson 763-478-9529 

Anoka Co Airport - Minneapolis, MN Chapter 237 - Nancy Carter 763-241-4853 

Dexter Airport - Dexter, MO Chapter 453 - Ernest Chiles 573-243-8489 

Hickory Reg Airport - Hickory, NC Chapter 731 - Doug Teague 828-632-9856 

Henderson-Oxford Airport - Oxford, NC Chapter 1114 - Jim & Sandy Dukeman 919-362-9252 

Deming Airport (DNM) - Deming, NM Chapter 555 - Chuck McLean 505-525-2007 

Las Cruces Intl Airport - Las Cruces, NM Chapter 555 - Chuck McLean 505-526-6151 

Greene Co Airport (I19) - Dayton, OH Chapter 382 - Donald Topmiller 937-488-2414 Rain Date of 5/11/2003

New Garden Airport - ToughKenamon, PA Chapter 240 - Andrew Conner 610-347-2338 

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

Lebanon Muni Airport - Lebanon, TN Chapter 863 - Gary Piper 615-824-0342 

Graham Airport - Graham, TX Chapter 945 - Will Nicklas 940-549-4846 

Hale Co Airport - Plainview, TX Chapter 19 - Thaxter Price 806-765-9869 x209 

Batten Airport (KRAC) - Racine, WI Chapter 838 - Eddy Huffman 262-639-8301 

Alexander Field - Wisconsin Rapids, WI Chapter 640 - Syd Cohen 715-842-7814

Shepherd Field MRB - Martinsburg, WV Chapter 1071 Young Eagles Rally, Jeff or Judy 304-754-7581 ismJudy@aol.com

May 11
Osceola Muni Airport - Osceola, IA Chapter 1143 - Lyle Persels 641-342-4197

May 2003
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AA Desktop Calendar



EAA's May desktop calendar features Mike Mangold's colorful Zivko Edge. Mike is a member of the 2003 U.S. Aerobatic Team Member and is scheduled to perform at EAA AIrVenture this summer. To get your copy, visit the EAA website and click on the picture to select a size for your desktop.

  

  The Official Electronic Newsletter of EAA
Join Us As We Celebrate 100 Years of Powered Flight
at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003!

May 2, 2003   Volume 3, Number 19

News You Can Use ---

EAA Young Eagles Nears 900,000 Kids Flown

Volunteer EAA Young Eagles pilots gave 5,601 children airplane rides during the month of April, keeping the program squarely on target to provide the thrill of flight to 1 million kids ages 8-17 by December 17, 2003. April’s final count brought the year-to-date total to 18,640, or 19 percent ahead of last year’s record pace as we enter the prime flying season of spring, summer and fall. The total number of Young Eagles in the World’s Largest Logbook at the end of April was 894,850, representing the number of kids flown since the program’s inception in July 1992.
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President Bush in Texas This Weekend 
President Bush will be at his ranch near Crawford, Texas this weekend, which will activate the 30-nm, <18,000 feet agl P-49 temporary flight restriction (TFR) from 4:30 p.m. local time May 2 through 8:40 a.m. May 5. No flights are authorized within 10 nm of the ranch and from 10-30 nm flights are for ingress and egress only. Pilots are required to be on an active IFR or VFR flight plan with a discrete transponder code assigned by ATC. Pilots must remain in two-way communications with ATC. Also prohibited within the TFR are flight training, practice instrument approaches, aerobatic flight, glider operations, parachute operations, ultralight flights, and hang gliding.

UND Aviation Students Receive EAA/Clay Lacy Scholarships 
Five aviation students in the University of North Dakota John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences program have been selected to receive $12,500 scholarships through the EAA Aviation Foundation and renowned aviator Clay Lacy. 
The five recipients - Greg Peterson of Superior, Wis.; Leonard Brunette of South Range, Wis.; Kent Fujimoto of Hilo, Hawaii; Malia Mosman of Salem, Ore.; and Darren Schultz of Bismarck, N.D. - were selected based on flight abilities, academic achievements and past accomplishments. As part of their scholarships, they will serve as flight instructors and counselors during EAA’s annual Air Academy summer camps in Oshkosh this summer.
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VFR Route Into Russia Announced
GA Pilots Can Fly VFR From Alaska to Russia
The long-awaited VFR general aviation route from Alaska into Russia will become available for pilots beginning May 1, according to FDC NOTAM 3/3273 that was issued by the FAA on Tuesday afternoon (April 29). The route—B-369—which spans about 275 nautical miles from Nome to Provideniya including a 39-nm stretch over open water, was about three years in the making. Hopefully though, this is only the beginning; Alaska region FAA officials aim for an even longer corridor to Magadan, Russia, with the thought that eventually Japan will work to create a similar corridor from the south to Magadan, to establish a viable, safe general aviation route from Alaska to Japan.
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EAA Again Stresses…
Sport Pilot Driver’s License Medical Not Affected by FAA Rec Pilot Denial
A recently published news brief has again raised questions about the driver’s license airman’s medical provision contained in FAA’s pending sport pilot certificate proposal. This has brought a large number of calls to EAA’s Sport Pilot Hotline. The report created confusion when it referred to the FAA’s denial of EAA’s and AOPA’s petitions to allow a driver’s license medical for the recreational pilot certificate and suggested the sport pilot notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) driver’s license medical provision may not be approved. As EAA reported in early March, FAA’s denial of the recreational pilot petition has absolutely no impact on the sport pilot’s driver’s license medical certificate provision.
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EAA AirVenture Museum Seeks Burt Rutan Artifacts
Scheduled to open during AirVenture 2003, the Innovations Gallery is an exciting new development for the EAA AirVenture Museum. Its collection of modern homebuilt airplanes will be completely re-displayed using dramatic hanging and lighting techniques, plus "interactive digital labels," which will also be available as an on-line web exhibit. The gallery will also contain a special focus on the life and work of Burt Rutan. This will involve displaying a number of Rutan's aircraft already in the Museum's collection, and a display of smaller artifacts is also planned. To help with the latter aspect, Museum staff is soliciting donations of Burt Rutan-related memorabilia.

“We are particularly looking for artifacts relating to Burt Rutan and his airplanes" said Curator of Collections Ron Twellman. Items of value to the Museum include souvenirs, clothing (hats, jackets, t-shirts, sweatshirts), and related ephemera (pins, patches, decals, posters). Because the Museum cannot guarantee return of unsolicited items and is not looking for loaned items, please check with Ron before sending anything to EAA. You can reach him at 920-426-5917 or via e-mail mailto:rtwellman@eaa.org.

Pete Bowers, Fly Baby Designer, Passes Away
EAA was saddened to learn that Peter M. Bowers, EAA 777, passed away Sunday, April 27, in Seattle, Washington, at the age of 85. Pete was well known for his popular aircraft design, the Fly Baby, winner of the 1962 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Design Contest. The easy-to-build and fly, low-cost, folding-wing airplane could be towed or trailered. Its design remains popular to this day.
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Wild Blue Wonders Teams Prepare for 2003 Regionals
Winners to Vie For National Championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003 

More than 160 EAA Wild Blue Wonders teams-"flight crews"-from throughout the country are busy preparing for their important regional meets coming up in May and June. WBW is the EAA Aviation Foundation's competitive program involving middle school students who learn about aviation principles through science, math, and technology activities. Interest in the program has literally exploded over the past year, says EAA's program director Fred Nauer. "Last year at this time, 30 teams nationwide competed regionally," he said. "Today more than 160 teams are preparing for the regionals, which take place in May and June." Teams that emerge from regional competition will compete for the program's national championship at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003.
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More Fundraisers Slated For Meigs Field Defense Fund
The Friends of Meigs Field (FOM) will host another fundraiser this Sunday, May 4, to benefit its legal defense fund. Backers of the imperiled lakefront airport will gather at Piper’s Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora, Illinois (near DuPage and Aurora airports), beginning at 6 p.m. with a special presentation at  7 p.m. Minimum donation is $60 per person. On Friday, May 9, the fourth FOM fundraiser will be held at Glenwood Oaks Banquets, 106 N. Main St., Glenwood, Illinois (near Lansing Airport) beginning at 6:30 p.m. Those unable to attend can contribute to the cause online at www.friendsofmeigs.org. FOM announced that donated matching funds have reached $75,000, meaning all contributions up to that amount will be matched. For more information or to make a reservation, visit the FOM website, www.friendsofmeigs.org or call 312-458-925.

EAA AirVenture Cup: A Racer’s Perspective
Part 1: Kitty Hawk Time Trials
Southwest of the Wright Brothers Memorial in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, across the Albemarle Sound, lies Dare County airport, (MQI) site of the EAA AirVenture Cup Kitty Hawk Time Trials, and starting point of the two-day race. This year's time trials-which has become a significant local event in just two short years-take place on July 26 from 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. The race is July 27-28, stretching from Kitty Hawk to Dayton, Ohio, then on to the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh finish line.

Jack E. Watson (RACE 25), a four-time veteran of the EAA AirVenture Cup race, returns this year in his German Speed Canard SC-01B-160. An airline captain with over 32,000 hours, he's flown almost 300 types of airplanes, helicopters and gyroplanes, yet rates the EAA AirVenture Cup as among "the best adventures I've ever had in flying!" Jack provides his take on the race, from the time trials to the race itself, with a three-part report beginning with Part 1, The EAA AirVenture Cup Kitty Hawk Time Trials.
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Designated Smoking Areas Created Near EAA AirVenture Flight Line
A frequent duty of Operation Protect our Planes (P.O.P.) volunteers is to remind EAA AirVenture visitors to refrain from smoking along the flight line. Smoking is one of the big no-nos in this area because of the variety of airplanes present, from warbirds to homebuilts to antique classics and ultralights, not to mention AirVenture’s showcase AeroShell Square. This year, thanks to P.O.P.’s initiative, several designated smoking areas have been created along the flight line.
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EAA Centennial Homebuilt of the Week
We turn to fast glass for this week’s EAA Centennial Homebuilt of the Week. Bob Lindner, EAA 9005740, Fallbrook, California, made use of the Lancair Builder Assist Program in putting together his Legacy. He worked on the airplane for eight hours a day for eighteen months and made his first flight on January 8, 2003. N995CB is powered by a Continental IO 550 N that pushes it along at 245 knots true airspeed.  Read more about the airplane. (To highlight the EAA Centennial Homebuilts' program, each week e-HOT LINE features one plane from the growing list submitted to EAA. Visit the EAA Centennial Homebuilts website for program details.)

Timeless Voices: 'Voice of the Week'
Starting with this issue of e-HOT LINE...
we showcase a “Voice of the Week” featuring an interview from EAA’s Timeless Voices of Aviation. This week’s “Voice” is John S. Bennett of Elizabethtown, North Carolina, who told his story at the Sun ’n Fun EAA Fly-In, Lakeland, Florida. John’s flying experiences began in 1931 at age 12. He went on to serve with the 322nd Bomb Group in B-26s during WWII; worked for numerous aircraft manufacturers; and helped design and build Formula 1 racing planes. Read John’s whole story on the Timeless Voices website.

EAA AirVenture Warbird Pre-Registration Available
Attention Warbird pilots: Are you planning to fly your aircraft to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003? Past participants know that the registration lines can get pretty long and would avoid them if they could. Well, you’re in luck, because EAA Warbirds of America now provides a convenient way to pre-register through the Warbirds website. Simply fill out the pre-registration form and send it in by July 14 and we'll have your information waiting when you arrive. All you have to do is check in with the personnel at Warbird Registration and you'll be on your way. It's that simple! Complete and submit the on-line information or contact warbirds@eaa.org for more information.

On The Flight Line ---

NAA To Award Special Commemorative Certificates For 2003 Records
The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) will award special commemorative record certificates to aviators who set world records during 2003. The certificates are in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first successful powered flight in 1903. Each commemorative certificate awarded will be signed by one of the following notable living aviators, all of whom are EAA members:
Guy Townsend, EAA 292858, pilot on the first flight of a Boeing B-52 bomber (1952)
Scott Crossfield, EAA 138852, first pilot to fly faster than Mach 2 and first pilot to fly faster than Mach 3 and survive (1960)
Richard “Dick” Rutan, EAA 94971, pilot on the first non-stop, unrefueled, around-the-world flight (1986)
Clay Lacy, EAA 285436, holder of an around-the-world speed record in a commercial airliner (1988)
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Sporty’s Adds SAA Badge Program
With the Soaring Society of America (SSA) ABC Badge program now a part of its glider-training curriculum, Sporty’s Pilot Shop is helping promote safety and training standardization within the glider community. The program also provides a logical path toward a private certificate. “We added SSA’s Badge program because it serves the same purpose for glider training as the recreational certificate does for airplane training,” said Sporty’s founder/chairman Hal Shevers (also an SSA lifetime member). “It provides interim, attainable goals on the path toward a Private certificate while improving retention and keeping flying fun.” Sporty’s partners with Eastern Cincinnati Aviation F4/30/2003BO for glider training, using a Diamond Extreme motorglider. For more information, call 513/735-9500, or visit www.FlyECA.com.

Safire Jet Chooses Avidyne's Flightmax Entegra
Safire Aircraft Company, Miami, Florida, will use the Avidyne FlightMax Entegra integrated flight deck for the Safire Jet aircraft. The system has two 10.4-inch diagonal, high-resolution, sunlight-readable pilot and co-pilot primary flight displays (PFD), each with its own integrated solid-state air data and attitude/heading reference system (ADAHRS). The PFD has standard flight instrumentation including an electronic attitude direction indicator (EADI), electronic horizontal situation indicator (EHSI), altitude, airspeed, and vertical speed. The unit provides an advanced flight management system, a complete IFR-capable communication, navigation and surveillance suite integrated with a three-axis coupled autopilot system and moving map, datalink weather, lightning, terrain, and traffic information. For more about Avidyne, visit www.avidyne.com. For more about Safire, visit www.safireaircraft.com.

This is Georgia Wings Weekend
General Aviation pilots have a great opportunity to enhance their flying proficiency and fulfill the requirements of the annual FAA Wings Safety Program during this weekend’s 4th Annual Georgia Wings Weekend at Gwinnett County Airport, Briscoe Field, Lawrenceville. Pilots, instructors and industry leaders will gather for a weekend of flying, fun, and education. Offered are free flight safety and technical seminars, pilot proficiency flights leading to the completion of the Annual FAA Wings Award and Flight Review. Guest speaker Saturday will be “The Man Who Shut Down the Airspace” on September 11th, Ben Sliney, FAA National Operations Manager. Sliney will talk about the effects the terrorists have had and the reactions within the center and the airspace as we know it today. Ramp exhibits including Delta Airlines DC-3 and TravelAir, Bi-plane airplane rides and multiple open forums are available to the public as well as breakfast and lunch, sponsored by local EAA Chapters For more information, visit www.wingsweekend.com.

RC Scale Homebuilts a Hit at Sun ’n Fun
Experimental Aircraft Models (EAM) premiered a line of 1/5 scale radio-controlled (RC) homebuilt model aircraft at Sun ’n Fun in April. Based strictly on factory-provided drawings, EAM offers almost-ready-to-fly (ARF) replicas of some of the most popular homebuilts, including the Challenger, Zodiac XL, RV-6, GlaStar, Glasair II, Europa XS, Velocity XL and Lancair IV-P. Flying models typically have five-foot wingspans and arrive in white, ready to accept custom paint schemes. Landing gear choices are included in the kits, just like the full-scale aircraft. For more information call 800/297-1707 or visit www.rchomebuilts.com.

Udvar-Hazy Center Hangs First Airplane
The Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum began the delicate work of hanging historic aircraft on April 30 at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, its new facility at Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia. The center opens to the public Dec. 15, just before powered flight’s centennial. The airplane is Leo Loudenslager’s Stephens Akro Laser 200, which he flew to seven U.S. National Aerobatic Champion titles along with the 1980 World Champion title. The hangar measures three football fields and will eventually display some 200 aircraft. 70 will be in place on opening day. The Udvar-Hazy (pronounced OOD-var HAH-zee) Center will eventually house some 80 percent of the museum's aircraft and large space artifacts, many stored away for decades. The museum's flagship building on the National Mall displays about 10 percent of the collection. For more information, visit www.nasm.si.edu/nasm/ext/.
  
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services:
I own an airplane and have moved from the address I registered it at. Do you have the address I need to send a change of address notification?
  
Answer: 

You can update your address by contacting the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch. Their web site at http://registry.faa.gov/aircraft.asp offers the following guidance on updating your address:

"A change of address may be made by mailing the address, aircraft registration number, make, model and serial number, including the original signature of the registered owner to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch. If the address indicated is listed as a Post Office Box, General Delivery, Rural Route, or Star Route, please provide directions or a map for locating your residence."

Contact info for the Aircraft Registration Branch:

FAA
Aircraft Registration Branch, AFS-750
PO Box 25504
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
405-954-3116

The website also has a link to a downloadable form you can complete and mail to the Aircraft Registration Branch to update your address.

Remember that updating your address on your aircraft registration does not automatically update your address on your pilot certificate. You must send a separate address change notification to the FAA to update your airman file.

The FAA Airmen Certification Branch keeps the airman records, so you'll have to contact that office in order to update your airman address. Visit http://registry.faa.gov/airmen.asp for more information. Note that you can now establish an online account with the Airman Certification Branch which will allow you to update your address via the internet. Or you can submit a signed, written request stating your name, date of birth, social security number and/or certificate number, and your new address to:

FAA
Airmen Certification Branch, AFS-760
PO Box 25082
Oklahoma City, OK 73125-0082.
  
How can we help you?
To ask a question regarding government issues, e-mail govt@eaa.org. If you have a question about registration, airmen, aircraft and medical certification, safety records, performance, or any other matter, e-mail 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.
  

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Upcoming Workshops 

  

May 16-18, 2003, Oshkosh, WI
Topics: RV Assembly 
  
May 16-18, 2003, Griffin (Atlanta), GA
Topics: TIG Welding
  

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