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EAA AirVenture Museum Events
C.A.L./N-X-211 Collectors' Society and Aviation Antiques Roadshow

The EAA AirVenture Museum will host the C.A.L.(Charles A. Lindbergh)/N-X-211 Collectors' Society's annual gathering on Saturday, May 17. In celebration, the day will be a "public day" for attendees. The Society, dedicated to collecting Charles Lindbergh memorabilia, will display hundreds of items, with collectors on hand to explain them. Bring along your own aviation heirlooms and collectibles for evaluation and explanation by Museum and C.A.L. Society staff.

The event is included in regular Museum admission. In conjunction with the event, EAA's replica Spirit of St. Louis will offer flights at Pioneer Airport.

B-17 Heads to  Sioux City, Iowa May 13-14
EAA's B-17 Aluminum Overcast is in Blaine, Minnesota at Anoka County-Blaine Airport (Janes Field - ANE) this weekend (May 9-11) during the "Road to Kitty Hawk" tour.

The following week (May 13-14), the tour is at Sioux Gateway Airport/Col. Bud Day Field (SUX), Sioux City, Iowa. 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.

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
May 16-17
New Braunfels, TX EAA Southwest Regional Fly-In, New Braunfels Airport KBAZ Stan Shannon 830-997-8802
shannons@ktc.com  www.swrfi.org
Oroville, CA Oroville Chapter 1112 Fly-In and Starduster Open House, Oroville Muni OVE Ron Turner 530-534-8646
Excelsior Springs, MO 15th Annual Antique/Classic Flyin Young Eagles Rally, Excelsior Springs Memorial 3EX Art Gentry 816-630-2369
Quincy, FL EAA 445 Quincy Fly-In, Quincy Municipal 2J9 John Sivyer 850-576-3312
webmaster@eaa445.org www.eaa445.org/flyin03.htm
May 16-18
Concrete, Washington, WA 21st Concrete Old-Fashioned Fly-In, Concrete Airport Bill Adams 360-826-3139

Columbia, CA 27th Annual Gathering of Luscombes 2003, Barry Brocato 619-482-8236 www.luscombe-cla.org
Kewanee, IL Midwest Aeronca Fest (and old-fashioned taildragger) Fly-in, Kewanee Municipal Airport KEZI Jody Wittmeyer 309-852-2594
Emporia, KS 1st PPC Fun Fly-In, Emporia Municipal Airport EMP Don Tevis 620-342-3598
May 17
Brookneal, VA Brookneal EAA Chapter 97 Fly-in, Brookneal Campbell Co. OV4 Robert Chernault
robert@rev.net  www.eaachapter97.org
Buckinham, FL EAA Chapter 66 Fly-In, Bob Haas 239-694-2875
Urbana, OH Chapter 995 Monthly Fly-In Breakfast, Mad River Airpark I-54 Walter Carey 937-426-8095
www.wcarey@erinet.com www.eaa995.org
Juneau, WI EAA Chapter 897 Open House, Dodge County Airport Dick Blawusch 920-478-3304
Lee's Summit, MO Pancake Breakfast, Lee's Summit Airport LXT Pam Ratliff 816-358-1458
Churchville, MD Chapter 1341-Great Chili Fly-In, Harford County 0W3 Paul Thomas 410-676-5869

Oroville, CA Chapter 1112 Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast, Oroville Muni OVE Terry or Chuck 530/533-0698 or 530/534-7110
rv6@cncnet.com or cazamel@hotmail.com
Quincy, FL Chapter 445 Annual Fly-In, Quincy Municipal 2J9 Frank Smith 850-576-3312
Manhattan, KS Chapter 1364 Yound Eagles & Open House, Manhattan Regional Airport MHK Cathy Longren 785-539-1890

St Joseph, IL Illini Skyriders Fly In, Busboom RLA Mike Ostrander 217-893-4571
Slaton, TX South Plains Airshow, Slaton Municipal Airport F49 Randy 806-632-0063
Tea, SD Chapter 289 Pancake Breakfast, Y14 Jim Glenn 605-339-0242
Oakdale, CA Aviation Discovery Day, Oakdale O27 Rob Miller 209-848-4590
Greenville, TX Annual Majors Field Fly-In, Majors Field Dennis Mathis 903-457-3135

Clear Lake, MN Chapter 551 Bean and Brat Fly-In, 8Y6 Tim Mahoney 320-252-7191
Grand Junction, CO EAA Chapter 800 Spring Poker Run, Walker Field GJT Merle 970-856-4234

Northport (rural), WI Chapter 444 Annual Poker Run, Northport Tom Seversen
Gallatin, TN Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Rally, Gallatin Sumner Regional M33 Von Gaines 615/264-3943

Shreveport, LA Fly-In/Breakfast/Aviation Swap Meet, Shreveport Downtown Airport DTN Art Schefler 318-865-7604

Cooperstown, NY Old Airplane Fly-In and Breakfast, Cooperstown/Westville K23 Jim Ainslie 315-858-1288
May 17-18
Winchester, VA Chapter 186 Spring Fly-In and Pancake Breakfast, Winchester Regional Airport OKV Ms. Tangy Mooney 703-361-0294
Waynesburg, PA EAA Chapter 978 Fly-In, Greene County Airport Miles Davin
Lumberton, NC Celebration of Flight, Lumberton LBT David Barker 910-739-1100 dbarker1@bellsouth.net
North Hampton, NH Aviation Flea Market and Fly In, Hampton Airfield 7B3 W. Mike Hart 603-964-6749

Houston, TX CAF Open House-WWII Aircraft, West Houston IWS Rich Welsh 713-626-2788
Brownsboro, AL 7th Annual EAA 190 GrassField Fly-in, Moontown 3M5 Wayne Hampel 256-325-7171
hampel@knology.net http://fly.to/eaa190
Allentown, PA Chapter 1338 Young Eagles Ralley, Queen City Municipal Airport 1N9 Scott Morton 610-791-5192
sgornell@lvfc.org www.lvfc.org/eaa1338
May 18
Cambridge, OH Pancake Breakfast 8am-12pn, Cambridge Muni CDI Ron Gutherie 740-432-7181
Romeoville, IL Chapter 15 Annual Fly-In Breakfast, Lewis University Airport KLOT George Linkis 630-543-9213
Mt Morris, IL Sponsored by the Ogle County Pilots and EAA Chapter 682, Ogle County Airport C55 Dr Glen Orr 815-732-7268
Brodhead, WI Chapter 431 Pancake Breakfast, Brodhead Airport C37 Daniel Duesterbeck 262-903-4367
Grand Ledge, MI Dawn Patrol Fly-In Breakfast, Abrams Municipal Airport 4D0 Chuck Ruedisueli 517-627-0915 or 517-627-9557
Troy, OH Old-Fashioned Barbecue Fly-In, WACO Field 1WF Dick and Patti Amrhein 937-335-1444
Malinta, OH Chapter 636 Spring Flyin, Eickmeier Field OH02 Tim Hancock 419-274-4305
Warwick, NY Chapter 501 Annual Fly-In, Warwick Aerodrome, N72 Michael Maniatis 212-620-0398
Zelienople, PA Capter 857 Fly-In Breakfast, Zelienople Airport 8G7 Bob Santolla 412-299-0566
Eastport, MI Torchport Dawn Patrol, Torchport Airpark 59M Duane Jorgensen 800-613-8311

Mt Pleasant, MI Fly-In Breakfast, Mt Pleasant MOP John Benzenger 989-854-0168

Young Eagles Rallies

May 16
Anoka Co Airport - Minneapolis, MN Chapter 237 - Nancy Carter 763-241-4853
Winchester Regional Airport (KOKV) - Winchester, VA Chapter 186 - Tangy Mooney 703-361-0294
May 17
Moontown Airport (3M5) - Huntsville, AL Chapter 190 - Wayne Hampel 256-325-7171
Cottonwood Airport (P52) - Cottonwood, AZ Chapter 952 - Martha Kaidenbauch 928-567-9216 Rain Date of 5/24/2003
Kingman Airport (IGM) - Kingman, AZ Chapter 765 - Scott Brackett 928-692-9075
Flabob Airport - Riverside, CA Chapter 1 - Kathy Rodgers 909-519-5927
Rosamond Skypark - Rosamond, CA Chapter 49/1000 - Miles Bowen 661-275-6528
San Carlos Airport - San Carlos, CA Tim Foley 650-349-5020
Buckingham Field - Ft Myers, FL Chapter 66 - Robert Haas 239-694-2875 Rain Date of 5/18/2003
Opa-Locka Airport - Opa-Locka, FL Chapter 71 - John Hovan 954-704-0274 Rain Date of 5/18/2003
North Palm Beach Co GA Airport (F45) - West Palm Beach, FL Chapter 203 - Rick Golightly 561-747-9100
Waukegan Airport (UGN) - Waukegan, IL Chapter 414 - Kim Spath 847-438-6439
New Castle Airport - New Castle, IN Chapter 83 - Darrel Zeck 812-208-1398
Manhattan Airport - Manhattan, KS Chapter 1364 - Cathy Longren 785-537-7194
Madison Co Airport - Richmond, KY Chapter 892 - Roger Jones 859-986-7449 Rain Date of 5/24/2003
Dalton Airport (3DA) - Flushing, MI Chapter 77 - William Campeau 810-736-7231 Rain Date of 5/24/2003
Lake Elmo Airport - Lake Elmo, MN Chapter 54 - Alan Kupferschmidt 651-777-9257
Washington Memorial Apt (MO6) - Washington, MO Chapter 32 - George Stephenson 314-521-3073
Smith Reynolds Airport (INT) - Winston-Salem, NC Chapter 1083 - Jana Brown 336-752-2574
Somerset Airport (SMQ) - Somerville, NJ Chapter 643 - Doug Nelson 908-479-1731
Fairfield Co Airport (LHQ) - Lancaster, OH Chapter 443 - Albert Moyer 740-969-2252
Queen City Airport (IN9) - Allentown, PA Chapter 1338 - Scott Morton 610-298-0098
Marv Skie Lincoln Co Airport - Tea, SD Chapter 289 - Jim Glenn 605-339-0242
Gallatin/Summer Reg Apt (M33) - Gallatin, TN Chapter 1343 - Von Gaines 615-264-3943
Lebanon Muni Airport - Lebanon, TN Chapter 863 - Gary Piper 615-824-0342
Dodge Co Airport - Juneau, WI Chapter 897 - Dick Blowusch 920-478-3304
Tomahawk Regional Airport - Tomahawk, WI Chapter 640 - Syd Cohen 715-842-7814 Rain Date of 5/18/2003
Nut Tree VCB - Vacaville, CA Young Eagles Flyday, David Aronson 707-448-8512 aronsond@pacbell.net
May 18
Aurora Muni Airport - Sugar Grove, IL Chapter 579 - Alan Shackleton 630-466-4193

Berz Macomb Airport (UIZ) - Detroit, MI Chapter 13 - Amy Kienast 313-839-6344

Abrams Municipal Airport (4D0) - Grand Ledge, MI Chapter 1060 - Troy Collins 517-646-0879 

Siler City Muni Airport - Siler City, NC Chapter 1114 - Jim & Sandy Dukeman 919-362-9252

Skinner Aviation - Ashland, OR Chapter 319 - Doug Dunn 541-779-2891

Zelienople Airport (8G7) - Zelienople, PA Chapter 857 - Bob Santolla 412-299-0566

Sussex Airport FWN - Sussex, NJ Young Eagles Rally, Joe Collura 973-764-1374 www.891eaa.org

May 21
Wausau Dwntwn Airport - Wausau, WI Chapter 640 - Syd Cohen 715-842-7814 Rain Date of 5/28/2003 

May 2003
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 9, 2003   Volume 3, Number 20

>>>Special EAA Websites Notice<<<
On Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 12:01 a.m. central daylight time, EAA's websites will be unavailable for a period of between three to six hours while EAA's web servers are relocated to a new facility by our web hosting provider. All EAA websites are expected to be back online Tuesday morning.

News You Can Use ---

Meigs Field Needs You To Act Now!
The Friends of Meigs Field (FOM) and the Meigs Action Coalition (MAC) are in need of EAA members and aviation enthusiasts who want to see Meigs Field preserved to help put a stop to an Illinois state legislative attempt (Senate Bill 802) that would exclude the lakefront airport from airport expansion plans. FOM spokesman Steve Whitney says that the deal reached in December 2001 between then-Gov. George Ryan and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley to expand O’Hare, preserve Meigs for 24 years, and build a new airport in Peotone, Illinois, should be honored. “It is by no means an easy task,” Whitney said. “But we actually think we have a decent chance at prevailing here, and we’re asking everyone who is a Meigs supporter to take action right now!"
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EAA Announces Sport Pilot & Light-Sport Aircraft Magazine
Increases Commitment to Sport Pilot Initiative
EAA President Tom Poberezny announced today that when FAA publishes the sport pilot and light-sport aircraft (SP/LSA) final rules, EAA will launch EAA Sport Pilot & Light-Sport Aircraft magazine. He added that EAA will also roll out its training programs and other services being developed to assist persons interested in transitioning to or becoming sport pilots, including assistance for members wishing to transition their aircraft to light-sport aircraft (LSA) status.

“The sport pilot and light-sport rules will offer a great opportunity to revitalize personal recreational flying,” Poberezny said. “For 50 years, EAA’s focus has been on keeping aviation affordable. The SP/LSA rules will offer a simplified regulatory path that will remove the barriers of time and money that have prevented many people from earning a pilot certificate or continuing their flying activities. The new light-sport aircraft category will offer enthusiasts the opportunity to purchase more affordable ready-to-fly aircraft and aircraft kits that will require less building time. These new rules will benefit users and the entire industry, and we applaud FAA’s efforts in responding to the needs of this community.
“This magazine, along with programs and services that we’re developing, represent EAA’s continuing commitment to make flying for fun more accessible.” 
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TSA Requiring Reapplication For Blanket Canada-US VFR Waivers 
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced via two notices to airmen (NOTAM) Friday (May 9) that operators who possess blanket waivers authorizing VFR operations between Canada and the Minneapolis ARTCC or Canada and the Seattle ARTCC airspace without an ATC-assigned transponder code will need to reapply to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for new waivers by May 31, 2003. The existing waivers (No. 8027-Mpls; No. 7388-Seattle) will be cancelled effective June 15, 2003. Operators can download the waiver application form from the FAA website at http://www.intl.faa.gov/uswaiverrequest.doc and submit the completed application via FAX to 571-227-1947. Those seeking more information should call the TSA at 571/227-2234 or 571/227-2245. Immediately after these NOTAMs were issued, EAA contacted TSA officials for clarification. The termination of border crossing waivers only applies to those pilots holding "blanket" waivers for multiple border crossing flights. This NOTAM does not, at this time, apply if you hold an individual waiver for one time border crossing flights.
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FAA to Open Light-Sport Aircraft Operations Program Office 
The FAA announced this week that funding has been approved to establish a Light-Sport Aircraft (LSA) Operations Program Office for implementing the pending sport pilot/light-sport aircraft final rule. The office will be set up as a branch within the Regulatory Support Division in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
When the final rule is announced (FAA's goal is to do so at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003), it will initially require the FAA to certificate an existing fleet of an estimated 10,000-plus uncertificated aircraft and airman using a standardized methodology. The LSA office will provide the policy guidance and infrastructure for both industry and FAA field offices; program oversight; and continued standardization of this program, from the effective date of the light sport aircraft rule and into the foreseeable future.
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Warner Briefs AOPA Board on Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) recently invited EAA to brief its Board of Directors on the Sport Pilot/Light-Sport Aircraft initiative. EAA Executive Vice President Bob Warner traveled to Philadelphia to provide highlights of the government’s proposal and discuss the ramifications for the existing general aviation community. Warner reviewed provisions of the FAA proposal which will provide more flexibility for existing FAA certificate holders who want to limit their flying activities to recreational VFR under sport pilot privileges, as well as increase safety for the “ultralight” community and create a lower-barrier entry for new pilot starts. Warner noted the interest of the AOPA Board in better understanding the positive effects the proposal will have on general aviation. “We appreciate the opportunity to update the AOPA Board of Directors on this important regulatory initiative and their support of its successful implementation,” Warner said.

TFRs This Weekend For Presidential Visit to New Mexico
President Bush visits New Mexico this weekend, May 9-12 and TFRs have been announced through a series of notices to airmen (NOTAMS). Pilots are urged to read and understand all NOTAMs to ensure compliance with TFRs before taking off in the Albuquerque and Santa Fe areas as they have changed several times since first announced earlier this week.

TSA Discussing Pilot Appeal Process With Homeland Security 
Responding to a letter from 17 General Aviation Coalition (GAC) members, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator Adm. James Loy wrote EAA President and GAC Chairman Tom Poberezny saying he is in discussions with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding potential third party appeals for airmen whose flight privileges are revoked due to security concerns.
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EAA’s Joe Norris Appointed AB-DAR 
EAA Senior Aviation Information Specialist Joe Norris has been appointed as an Amateur-Built Designated Airworthiness Representative (AB-DAR). He received verification of his appointment in a letter dated April 28 from the Minneapolis, Minnesota, Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO). Norris holds an FAA Mechanic Certificate with Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) ratings, and an Inspection Authorization (IA). He holds a Commercial Pilot certificate with Airplane Single-Engine-Land and Sea, Rotorcraft-Helicopter, and Instrument Airplane ratings; and a Flight Instructor certificate with Airplane Single-Engine and Rotorcraft-Helicopter ratings.
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Beautiful Hughes H-1B Replica Flying to EAA AirVenture
The only flying replica ever created of the one most unique airplanes ever built, the Hughes H-1B racer, is coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003. The original and only Hughes H-1B, which was designed, built and flown by secretive millionaire Howard Hughes in the 1930s, is now displayed at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Wright Hughes H-1B replica was built by Jim Wright in Cottage Grove, Oregon, and made its first flight in July 2002. Wright also flew the replica to a world-record speed for the airplane’s class, reaching 304 mph at Reno, Nev., last September on the 67th anniversary of Hughes’ first record.

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21-Year Project, Melmoth 2, Coming to EAA AirVenture 
Twenty-one years after he started building it, Peter Garrison's composite long-range aircraft design, Melmoth 2, is flying, and come the end of July, he will fly the airplane from its Southern California hangar at Whiteman Airport (WHP) Los Angeles, to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003. The all-original design is based on the two-place Melmoth "N2MU" that Garrison spent about 10,000 hours building from 1968-73.
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Eddie Andreini to Make First EAA AirVenture Appearance 
Air show veteran Eddie Andreini always wanted to perform before the thousands of knowledgeable and appreciative enthusiasts at AirVenture Oshkosh. This year, the Half Moon Bay, California resident will perform in his modified "Super Stearman" biplane during the Thursday and Friday (July 31-August 1) AirVenture air shows. "I've been looking forward to coming to Oshkosh for many years," said Andreini, 58, who has more than 11,000 hours of flight time under his wings.
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“Learning to Fly” Resumes Airing in July 
“Learning to Fly,” EAA and NAFI’s 13-week series on flight training produced for the Discovery Wings Channel, will resume airing its final eight episodes beginning July 5. The first five episodes premiered April 28-May 2. Learning to Fly is the first television series dedicated to showcasing the steps in earning a pilot's license, showing viewers what is involved in flight training and how they can also take their first steps toward reaching their personal dreams of flight. Each half-hour episode follows the challenges and achievements of one student through each level of training with her flight instructor. (See the complete schedule of the eight remaining episodes.) 

Polly Vacher Begins Polar Circumnavigation; Stop at EAA AirVenture Scheduled 
British pilot Polly Vacher took off Tuesday (May 6) from England's Birmingham International to start her attempt to become the first person to circumnavigate the earth solo in a single-engine aircraft via the North and South poles. Her flight includes a weeklong stay at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003, July 29-August 4.
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New Braunfels Airport Becomes Third-Busiest Airport In Texas May 16-17 
EAA Southwest Regional Fly-In Ready To Welcome 600-800 Aircraft
On a typical day in Texas, the busiest airports in the state are Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, with 2000 and 1200 flight operations (takeoffs plus landings) respectively per day. San Antonio International Airport, by comparison, averages 650 flight operations a day, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport averages 250, and Hobby Airport in Houston averages 400.
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Matt Liknaitzky Joins the Limited Ranks of FAA Private Trike Pilots 
On Tuesday (May 6), Matt Liknaitzky, Santa Monica , California , passed his FAA oral and flight practical private pilot powered glider evaluations in an experimental amateur-built trike or “motorglider,” as the airworthiness certificate reads. Because a trike or weight-shift aircraft category and class rating does not currently exist, Matt endured a 10-hour oral exam that included questions on glider, trike, and airplane procedures —plus a one-hour flight evaluation. In the end Matt earned a brand new FAA Private Pilot —Glider certificate, with a restriction to only fly trikes (weight-shift-control) aircraft.
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Smith Field Receives Green Thumb Up from Local Businesses
Improvements to historic Smith Field Airport officially began Friday, May 2, when several Fort Wayne, Indiana-area businesses and EAA Chapter 2 gathered at the airport's West Hangar to present 900 pounds of grass seed, ground preparation and cover to Dr. Stephen Hatch and the Smith Field Air Service-the future operators of Smith Field.
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TSA Urges Continued Vigilance in GA Community 
Late last week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) released a security advisory for general aviation pilots and airports, regarding the continued threat of terrorist action using GA aircraft. EAA strongly supports the need for the GA community to continue its vigilance against potential threats, and urges members and other aviation enthusiasts to remain highly alert to possible illegal or unusual activities. It is also important for the GA community, federal officials and the public to understand that the threat of terrorism is possible through any conveyance, not just small airplanes. EAA takes exception to several of TSA’s points in the security advisory, however.
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AirVenture Museum Receives Headset Donation
Flightcom Corporation, Portland, Oregon, recently donated 30 of its Denali headsets to EAA AirVenture Museum for use in its popular flight simulation program for students, Operation Aviation, a three-hour training, planning and simulated flying rescue mission. Participants “fly” the missions in teams or four in mock cockpits powered by Microsoft Flight Simulator. Up to 1,400 students will participate in the 50 scheduled missions this year alone. Adult groups also use the museum’s flight simulation center for team-building and communications activities.
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EAA Centennial Homebuilt of the Week
An award-winning airplane from this year’s Sun ’n Fun EAA Fly is also an EAA Centennial Homebuilt. Dr. Jim Norman, Tampa, Florida, EAA 490215, won Best Low Wing airplane at SNF for his RV-6A N555JN he named “Razzmatazz.” He said his wife and two small children helped put together the slow-build, non-prepunched kit over the past seven-plus years. (The kids helped with the clecos!) 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'
This week’s Timeless Voice of the Week is A. Bruce Oliver, EAA 498462, Austin, Texas. Bruce first learned to fly in his college roommate’s PT-19 in the early 1950s. He was later appointed by the Southern Baptist Foreign Mission Board as a missionary pilot in Brazil, where he flew for 15 years, carting everything from supplies, mail, and passengers in and out of a small village 750 miles into the interior of the country. Today Bruce is a Baptist pastor in Austin, where he is still active in aviation. Read more about Bruce on the Timeless Voices website.

On The Flight Line ---

DeltaHawk Diesel-Powered Velocity Makes Historic Flight 
A Velocity RG powered by a 160-horsepower DeltaHawk diesel aircraft engine flew on May 3 at John H. Batten Field, Racine, Wisconsin, marking the first known flight using a U.S.-designed and developed reciprocating engine burning jet fuel. Piloted by DeltaHawk Chief Engineer Doug Doers, the aircraft circled the pattern at speeds up to 140 knots and reached an altitude of 5,500 feet. DeltaHawk developed the 300-pound engine, model No. DH160V4, as a modern, cost-effective replacement for gasoline-fueled aircraft engines designed in the post-World War II era. It can burn a wide range of turbine and heavy fuels readily available throughout the world instead of more expensive and less available aviation gasoline. Benefits include significantly better fuel economy, fewer parts, simpler maintenance and full power output up to 10,000 feet. The engine will be released for commercial sale in the experimental, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and specialized industrial markets in early 2004. DeltaHawk also plans to pursue FAA certification.
For more information, visit www.deltahawkengines.com.

Eclipse Pursues JAA Certification, Adds RVSM and Autothrottle to 500 Jet

Eclipse Aviation Corporation has applied for Joint Aviation Authority (JAA) certification for its Eclipse 500 jet, anticipating certification under JAR-23 in 2006. Eclipse also has added Reduced Vertical Separation Minimums (RVSM) capability and autothrottle to its guaranteed standard equipment list. “From the beginning, we have enjoyed tremendous interest and strong sales in Europe, so formally initiating the JAA certification process is the next logical step,” said Eclipse president and CEO Vern Raburn. RVSM certification is required for all high-altitude operations in Europe from 29,000 feet to 41,000 feet, and the FAA will mandate RVSM compliance for U.S. operators in the same altitude band by the end of January 2005. For more information, visit www.eclipseaviation.com.

FAA Names Air Traffic Directors
FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey named David B. “Bruce” Johnson as director of the Air Traffic Service and Linda M. Schuessler as deputy director. They are responsible for managing the operations that ensure the safe and efficient flow of all air traffic—airline, private and military—throughout the United States. The Air Traffic Service has a workforce of 24,000, including about 18,000 air traffic controllers who staff the nation’s airport control towers, terminal radar control facilities, enroute air traffic centers and flight service stations.
“Both Bruce and Linda bring an extensive background and operational experience to their new positions,” said Administrator Blakey. “They will continue to provide the strong leadership Air Traffic needs as it enhances safety, modernizes airspace systems and adds capacity during a critical period for aviation.” Johnson reports directly to Steven J. Brown, FAA Associate Administrator for Air Traffic Services and succeeds Bill G. Peacock, who retired May 2 after 30 years with the FAA. Schuessler takes over from Jeff Griffith, who retired late last year. 

Aircraft Spruce To Sponsor Replica Hughes H-1 Racer’s Record Attempts
Wright’s replica of Howard Hughes’ famous H-1 Racer, which will be at AirVenture Oshkosh 2003, will attempt to break several world records this year and Aircraft Spruce & Specialty, Corona, California, will sponsor each attempt. Wright and his construction team invested 35,000 man-hours over 10 years, spent $1 million on parts and materials, and installed over 20,000 rivets to complete the replica. Hughes set a record in 1935 flying the H-1 to 352-mph over 3-kilometers, then broke his own transcontinental record by two hours, going from Los Angeles to Newark in 7:28:25, averaging 332 mph. “We really believe the H-1 is capable of a lot more than the prototype achieved in the mere 42 hours total time it accumulated,” Wright said. “We’ll be doing some performance tweaking that should take the H-1 way beyond what it accomplished in the mid-30s.” Aircraft Spruce president Jim Irwin said, “We are truly honored to be accepted as part of the H-1 program.”

Detroit FSDO Honors Safety Counselor of the Year

The Detroit Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) honored Jerard E. Delaney II, EAA 583602, as its “Aviation Safety Counselor of the Year” on April 26. Delaney, a Flight Instructor at Monroe Aviation, received the award for his dedication to safety and outstanding service to the aviation community. He is a NAFI Master Flight Instructor, and conducts quarterly flight ground school in conjunction with Monroe County Community College. Delaney is a designated Aviation Safety Counselor affiliated with the Detroit office of the FAA and continues to serve on its Board of Directors. As an Aviation Safety Counselor he has organized and presented a number of Aviation Safety Seminars for pilots throughout the area. Jerard is also on the Steering Committee for the Great Lakes International Aviation Conference held annually for pilots and mechanics throughout the entire Great Lakes region.

Championship Sailplane Contest July 7-17
The annual 1-26 Championship Sailplane Contest is scheduled for July 7-17 at the Caesar Creek Soaring Club, Waynesville, Ohio. The contest, part of the Dayton area’s centennial of flight celebration, is sponsored by the 1-26 Association of the Soaring Society of America. It provides a unique mixture of serious competitors, socializing and Association business with competitors ranging from first timers in their teens to experienced veterans in their late 70s. 
The Caesar Creek Soaring Club has a 138-acre gliderport, nine sailplanes and specializes in the training of glider pilots. More than 40 private ships are also based at the airfield. For more information, visit www.lohre.com/chuck/126.

Nominations Sought For Stinson Award
The National Aviation Club is seeking nominations for it’s Katherine and Marjorie Stinson Award for Achievement, which honors a living woman for “outstanding and enduring contribution, a meritorious flight, or a singular technical development in the field of aviation, aeronautics, space or related sciences.” The award, whose prior recipients include Audrey Poberezny, Jeana Yeager, Patty Wagstaff, and Dr. Shannon Lucid, will be presented at the National Aeronautics Association fall awards dinner in Washington, D.C. Deadline for nominations is July 31, 2003. For more information, contact Nicole Regele at 703/527-0226, or awards@naa-usa.org.

All Systems Go For Student Rocketry Challenge
More than 1,000 students, from 100 high schools in 36 states and Washington, are gathering in The Plains, Virginia, this weekend to compete in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The inaugural event, May 10, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT, at Great Meadows racetrack, offers student teams awards worth $59,000. Student teams must build a two-stage rocket, that can fly to at least 1,500 feet, release a payload of two raw eggs, and parachute the eggs back to Earth unbroken, to win the event. The event is being held in conjunction with the national yearlong Centennial of Flight celebration, which commemorates the Wright Brothers historic, first successful powered flight at Kitty Hawk, N.C., Dec. 17, 1903.
An original field of entrants, nearly 900 high school teams and more than 9,000 students, was narrowed during regional fly-offs to the top 100 teams. The top 10 teams will be eligible to submit proposals to participate in the 2004 Student Launch Initiative (SLI) at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Huntsville, Alabama.
For more information, visit www.rocketcontest.org.
Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services:
Financial reasons require me to sell my homebuilt aircraft. Does the EAA have any forms that I can have a buyer sign saying that they accept the risks of flying this experimental aircraft?

We do not have a specific form available for this purpose. This is due to the fact that there are substantial differences in state and local requirements for such forms, so one “stock” form won’t cover enough applications to make it useful. Instead, we offer a checklist of items to be considered when constructing such a form. Our checklist, along with the advice of a local attorney, will allow you to construct a form that will serve your needs.

You can find our checklist posted on our EAA Homebuilders HQ web site. To get to Homebuilders HQ, start at the main EAA web site, www.eaa.org. On the left-hand side of the page, you’ll find a button labeled “Members Only”. Click there, and you’ll be taken to the member sign-in page. You’ll use your last name and EAA member number to gain access to the Members Hangar. Once at the Members Hangar page, click on the button labeled “Homebuilders HQ”, located at the top right-hand part of the page. 

Once at Homebuilders HQ, you’ll find several subject areas arranged across the top of the page. Point your cursor to “Selling/Buying”. This will cause a drop-down menu to appear. Click on “Articles”. This will lead you to all our information on sale of a homebuilt. Among the articles posted there, you’ll find our seller checklist.
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.

EAA SportAir Workshops


Upcoming Workshops 


June 6-8, 2003, Corona, CA
Topics: RV Assembly

June 21-22, 2003, Frederick, MD (Washington, DC area)
Topic: Sheet Metal Basics, Composite Construction, Fabric Covering, Electrical Systems and Avionics, Gas Welding, and What's Involved in Kitbuilding?

June 27-29, 2003, Griffin, GA
Topics: RV Assembly, and TIG Welding

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