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Paul Poberezny Named a 'Top 100 Star of Aerospace'

Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine has named EAA Founder Paul Poberezny one of the "Top 100 Stars of Aerospace," recognizing the "most important, interesting and influential people" in aviation history. Honorees will be featured in the June 16 issue of the magazine and also receive formal congratulations during this year's Paris Air Show. Paul was selected from a list of more than 750 nominees. Aviation Week readers were invited to vote for their selections, while aviation historians and experts also had input on the final 100 honorees.

Congratulations to Paul on this latest of his many honors and awards!

EAA AirVenture Museum Events
'Road to Kitty Hawk' B-17 Tour Visits Colorado, Kansas, and Texas
Relive history in EAA’s breathtaking B-17 bomber Aluminum Overcast, which will be in the Denver area--Broomfield--this weekend May 30-June 2 at Jeffco Airport (BJC). The B-17's next stop, Hutchinson, Kansas (Hutchison Municipal Airport; HUT), is for one day only on June 4. From there, the Flying Fortress heads to the Dallas/Fort Worth area--Arlington Municipal Airport (GKY) in Arlington--from June 5-9. 

To find out when Aluminum Overcast might be coming to your area during the spring tour, visit www.b17.org.

Q & A: Question of the Week
Question for EAA Aviation Information Services: A registration certificate and an airworthiness certificate must be carried in the aircraft. However, must both be in sight? I think only the airworthiness certificate must be in plain sight. I am making a holder for the certificates to be placed in my homebuilt and was planning on one holder to hold both certificates one on top of the other with the airworthiness certificate on top and showing. Will that be okay with the regulations?
Only the airworthiness certificate must be displayed. This is required by 14 CFR 91.203(b), which states:

"No person may operate a civil aircraft unless the airworthiness certificate required by paragraph (a) of this section or a special flight authorization issued under § 91.715 is displayed at the cabin or cockpit entrance so that it is legible to passengers or crew."

There is no requirement that the aircraft registration (FAA Form 8050-3) be displayed. It's very common for the registration to be carried in the same holder as the airworthiness certificate.
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Aviation Events, Young Eagles Rallies on the Web

To provide e-HOT LINE subscribers with more complete, up-to-date, and easy-to-find information about upcoming aviation events and EAA Young Eagles rallies, we've determined there's no better way than directing you to the EAA website. We will no longer attempt to print all of the events within the confines of e-HOT LINE.

For Upcoming Aviation Events, click here. For Young Eagles Rallies, click here.

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

See the complete schedule of upcoming SportAir Workshops.

June 2003
AA Desktop Calendar

Riding into the sunrise: a trio of New Standard D-25s juxtaposed before a background of contrails provides a terrific computer desktop for the month of June. 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 30, 2003   Volume 3, Number 23

  News You Can Use ---

Security Threat Lowered to Yellow; 'Orange' Restrictions to End

The Bush Administration lowered the federal terrorism alert level to yellow-elevated, from orange-high reflecting a decreased threat of terrorist activity in the U.S. and abroad. FAA told EAA it will remove the three restrictions that accompanied the increase to orange on May 20 at 6 p.m. Eastern time today (May 30), including: the gateway airport and screening requirements for the so-called Maryland 3 airports (College Park Airport - CGS; Potomac Airfield - VKX; and Washington Executive/Hyde Field - W32); suspension of waivers for sport stadium over flights; and suspension of several categories of waivers for flight operations in the National Capital Region (NCR). Pilots should always check the latest NOTAMs before taking off.

EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003: Two Months Away!
One look at the calendar says it all: We’re now less than two months away from EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2003, where hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world will gather to celebrate, share, discuss, enjoy and marvel at the past, present, and future of aviation for one full week, July 29-August 4. Leading off the 51st annual convention is the 100th anniversary celebration of the first successful powered flight by Orville and Wilbur Wright, the first true homebuilders. The EAA Countdown to Kitty Hawk Pavilion presented by Ford Motor Company provides the full story of these Ohio siblings and how they conquered the challenge of flight on the sands of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
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EAA Helps NAI Tuskegee Fly-In 'SOAR'
Past and present aviation heroes inspired some of the nation’s most promising African American youth last weekend at the 36th Annual Negro Airmen International (NAI) Memorial Day Fly-In held in Tuskegee, Alabama, May 23-25. With the help of national aviation organizations, including a strong showing by EAA members and staff, nearly 500 African American high school students attended the event, which is the nation’s largest annual gathering of black pilots.
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Wathen Foundation and Poly Fiber Help Gang Members Help Themselves With DC-3 Project
Five Riverside, California, gang members are taking part in a special aviation project at Flabob Airport that could end up changing their lives. The youths are helping restore a DC-3 through a Federal Youth Opportunity Grant, administered under the direction of the Thomas W. Wathen Foundation and Poly Fiber Inc., both of which are based at Flabob. The effort is a partnership with the Jurupa United School District of Riverside County. The boys spend three hours a day Monday through Thursday working on recovering the control surfaces of the aircraft, which is owned by the Commemorative Air Force of Riverside. The work not only teaches the youths a marketable skill, but also how to define a task and complete it with professional standards. Friday is for the classroom, where the youths receive instruction on the fundamentals of flight and leadership development.
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Denis Browne is New Canadian Council Chairman 
G. Denis Browne, EAA 167025, was recently named Chairman of the EAA Canadian Council. He’s been a licensed pilot for 35 years and has served on the council since 1991. Denis, an attorney from Campbell River, British Columbia, holds a commercial pilot certificate and owns a Piper Comanche, Cessna 180, and a homebuilt Starduster Too. He enjoys restoring and maintaining aircraft as much as flying.
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Meigs Supporters Seek Final Push To Save Airport
The Friends of Meigs Field (FOM) are asking backers of the threatened Chicago lakefront airport to make one final push in hopes of obtaining airport-saving legislation at the state level. the People in Illinois are asked to contact their senator and the Senate leaders as well as their state representatives to urge a no vote on S.B. 802 (the O'Hare Modernization Act) if it does not include a provision to save the airport. The bill at this writing awaits action by the House. If it passes the House, the measure will return to the Senate for a straight yes-or-no vote (no amendments allowed at that point) on concurrence with the O'Hare amendment. Meanwhile, a temporary restraining order preventing further destruction at Meigs, obtained from the state appellate court at the 11th hour late last Friday, remains in place through June 4. For more information, visit www.friendsofmeigs.org.

Martha King Presents California Flag at Kitty Hawk
Martha King, EAA member pilot from San Diego, California, officially represented the state in EAA’s “50 Flags to Kitty Hawk” program on Monday, May 19, when she landed at the Wright Brothers National Memorial and presented the state flag to National Park Association officials. King is one of 50 EAA-member pilots—one from each state—who will participate in the “50 Flags to Kitty Hawk” program, a year-long effort that is part of EAA’s “Countdown to Kitty Hawk” initiative, presented by Ford Motor Company, celebrating the achievements of the Wright brothers and the 100th anniversary of powered flight in 2003.
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Discovery Wings Sponsors Be A Pilot
The Discovery Wings Channel (DWC) is a new sponsor of Be-A-Pilot, the nationwide general aviation pilot-start organization. “We’re thrilled to help future pilots find their wings, and our association with Be-A-Pilot is a great way to show our ongoing support of the aviation community,” said Discovery’s Sr. Vice President David Karp. “Our programming covers all facets of powered flight, from classic biplanes to high-tech experimental aircraft, while also focusing on the personal journey of flight.” Drew Steketee, EAA 671442, Be A Pilot president and CEO, called DWC’s commitment to aviation’s future unprecedented and remarkable. “I believe it reflects well on the effectiveness and importance of what Be A Pilot is doing in the general aviation community,” he said. More than 700 Be A Pilot ads are scheduled to air on DWC this year, including on the well-received Learning to Fly series produced by EAA and NAFI (National Association of Flight Instructors). The series, which began its 13-episode run in April, resumes in June and will be made available for purchase on video sometime in the fall.
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EAA Centennial Homebuilt of the Week
Robert K. Vasey, EAA 52788, Sylvia, Kansas, completed his RV-3 project N13BV in April, but the airplane’s origins go back much further. The aircraft-made from Van’s 13th set of plans, was actually started in 1973 by someone else. Robert acquired the project in 1995 and finished it off this spring. He’s also built a three-quarters P-51 that has been to Oshkosh twice, plus rebuilt his Piper Pacer PA20/180 before starting work on the RV. Read more about the project. 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 “Voice” is Harold Neumann (1906-1995). With over 30,000 logged flight hours, Harold’s aviation career spans all the way back to the 1920s, when he bought a JN-4 “Jenny” and began barnstorming throughout the Midwest. He made a name for himself as a champion air racer, including winning the coveted Thompson Trophy at the 1935 National Air Races. After a 30-year career with TWA, Harold once again came back into the public eye in the 1960s flying his “Little Mulligan” Monocoupe at air shows and aerobatic competitions. Read more about Harold’s amazing aviation career on the Timeless Voices website.

On The Flight Line ---

Van’s Four-Place RV-10 Makes First Flight
Van’s Aircraft reported on its website late Thursday (May 29) that its latest aircraft design, the 4-place RV-10, flew for the first time at about 8:40 a.m. local time that morning. With founder Dick VanGrunsven in the cockpit of the six cylinder–powered aircraft, the new Van’s signature-yellow airplane rolled out about 450 feet, lifted off the ground and flew several maneuvers for about 30 minutes. Initial analysis: the RV-10 flies and flies well. In a flight report appearing at the Van’s website, including first-flight photos, VanGrunsven described the RV-10 as “a very pleasant airplane to fly.”

Lancair Columbia 350 Receives FAA Type Certificate…
Just days after receiving Transport Canada type certification for the Lancair 300 (see below), the company received a TC for its all-electric, dual-bus Lancair Columbia 350, a normally-aspirated, 310 hp, fixed gear aircraft based on the 300. Chief improvements over the 300 include a fully redundant, dual-bus, dual-battery, dual-alternator electrical system; improved heating and ventilation system; new interior components improving fit and finish; and provisions for future options like deice and air conditioning systems. “The dual-bus electrical system provides a robust and totally redundant electrical system that allows the elimination of traditional vacuum systems,” said Lancair Vice President of Sales & Marketing Mark Cahill. “It also gives us the opportunity to incorporate the current and future electronic pilot aids that our customers want to add.”

...days after Transport Canada Type-Certifies Lancair Columbia 300
Lancair Columbia’s will soon be flying north, as the Canadian aviation authority Transport Canada recently granted Canadian type approval to the Lancair Columbia 300, and The Lancair Company plans to deliver its first aircraft to a Canadian customer in July. “We’ve had a lot of customer interest out of Canada,” said Lancair Vice President of Sales and Marketing Mark Cahill. “We will support that market strongly into the future and will begin by also certifying our new Columbia 350 and 400 models through the CAA in the near future.” Lancair continues to pursue certification for its entire product line around the world on a country-by-country basis.
New GlaStar Launches ‘Jump-Start’ Kits
New Glasair’s recently announced Jump-Start kits for the GlaStar could save builders as much as half the building time while still complying with the FAA’s 51% rule for amateur-built aircraft. The kits eliminate much of the redundancy and, with the use of factory jigs, result a higher level of quality, fit and finish for components. Kits include tail, wing, and fuselage assemblies. The composite fuselage structure arrives assembled and mated to the steel tube cage. All structural bulkheads come factory-installed, while builders install windows and doors, wing, tail and systems installations. The cabin is pre-painted, providing a completed interior, while the exterior surface is finished with a durable white gel-coat buffed to a high gloss. “Jump Start kits could knock anywhere from 350 to 400 hours off the assembly process,” said New Glasair President Mikael Via. “The object of Jump Start is to get the aircraft finished and flying. This is the shortest distance between the plans and the runway.” With about 300 GlaStars flying with another 500 under construction, the company expects completions to escalate dramatically. For more information visit www.newglasair.com/, or call 360/435.8533.

Ford To Take ‘Innovations’ Tour to Several Air Shows 
Ford Motor Company, presenting sponsor of EAA’s Countdown to Kitty Hawk touring pavilion, will bring its Changing the World Through Innovation tour to four select air shows this year, including Van Nuys (California) Airport Aviation Expo 2003, June 21-22; Westfield (Massachusetts) International Air Show, August 16-17; St. Louis County Fair and Air Show, Chesterfield, Missouri, August 29-September 1; and the National Championship Air Races – Reno, Nevada, September 11-14. The exhibit will include a 1903 Wright Flyer simulator that debuted at this year’s Sun ’n Fun EAA Fly-In as well as a Ford Tri-Motor simulator; displays on Ford’s prominent role in aviation’s development; and current featured product offerings. A grand prize will be awarded at each location--a trip for two to the national flight centennial activities at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, December 17, 2003. Copies of Microsoft’s new Flight Simulator 2004 will also be handed out as prizes.

Aircraft Spruce Building New Eastern Facility
Construction of Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company’s new eastern division headquarters continues in Peachtree City, near Atlanta, Georgia. The company has outgrown its 27,000 sq. ft facility in Griffin, where it has been since 1996. Due to rapid growth in deliveries and customers, the eastern center now ships nearly the same volume as Aircraft Spruce West in Corona, California, says President Jim Irwin. “Our new Eastern Distribution Center will have 56,000 square feet of warehouse and office space, which will improve the efficiency with which we can process and ship orders,” he said. The new facility will include a 2,500 sq. ft. store filled with aircraft parts, avionics, and pilot supplies, allowing customers to buy anything in Aircraft Spruce’s catalog. The move should take place sometime in mid-October 2003. Located on Peachtree City’s Falcon Field (FFC) and an easy 20-minute drive from Hartsfield Airport, the store will be accessible to fly-in and drive-in customers throughout the Southeast. “We expect to move Aircraft Spruce personnel and inventory from Griffin to Peachtree City in mid-October 2003,” Irwin said. For more information, call 770/228-3901 or www.aircraftspruce.com

Cirrus Delivers First Airplane to Russia
Cirrus Design recently delivered a fully loaded SR22 airplane to its first Russian customer, a flying club in Moscow, along with ordered extra tires, extra spark plugs, and surprisingly—chewing gum. “It is hoped that our technically advanced aircraft will help spark a wider interest in personal aviation.” Cirrus CEO Alan Klapmeier said. Cirrus aircraft are also flying in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Africa and several European nations including the UK, France, Holland and Germany. The Duluth, Minnesota-based company doubled its output in 2002 and has delivered more than 800 airplanes. For more information, visit www.cirrusdesign.com.

NASA Opens Applications For New Astronaut Class
Ever dreamed of being an astronaut? NASA is accepting applications for mission specialist and pilot astronaut candidates to join the 2004 Astronaut Candidate Class. To receive an application package, visit the Astronaut Selection Office website at www.nasajobs.nasa.gov/astronauts/; call the Astronaut Selection Office in Houston at: 281/483-5907; or write to the Johnson Space Center, Astronaut Selection Office, Mail Code AHX, Houston, Texas 77058-3696. (Application deadline is July 1, 2003.) Successful applicants for the mission specialist astronaut positions have significant qualifications in engineering or science, while pilot candidates must have extensive experience flying high-performance jet aircraft. Final selections will be announced in early 2004. Astronaut candidates will report to the Johnson Space Center during the summer of 2004 to begin the basic training program to prepare them for future spaceflight assignments.

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